Cases commenced in or taken to the supreme court shall be entered on the docket in the order in which they are commenced, received, or filed. They shall be disposed of in the same order, except that the court may dispose of the following classes of cases in advance of their order on the docket:
(A) Proceedings in quo warranto, mandamus, procedendo, prohibition, or habeas corpus;
(B) Cases in which the person seeking relief has been convicted of felony;
(C) Cases involving the validity of a tax levy or assessment;
(D) Cases involving the construction or constitutionality of a statute, or a question of practice, in which the questions arising are of general public interest;
(E) Cases of general interest to the public, if two or more of the courts of appeals have held the law directly opposite upon like facts;
(F) Cases in which the relief sought is damages for personal injury, or for death caused by negligence, and in which the person injured makes affidavit that the person's livelihood is dependent upon daily labor, or, in case of death, in which the surviving spouse or any of the next of kin of the deceased makes an affidavit that the surviving spouse or next of kin was dependent for livelihood upon the person's or the decedent's daily labor;
(G) Cases in which a trust fund for the care, support, or education of a minor, or care or support of a person with an intellectual disability, is in question;
(H) Cases involving controversies or questions arising in the administration of the estate of a deceased person under the laws of this state;
(I) Cases involving the construction of a statute for the annexation of territory to a municipal corporation.
Amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 158, §1, eff. 10/12/2016.
Effective Date: 04-09-1981 .