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Title 15, Chapter 1, Section 3 (15-1-3)

Every court has power:

(1) To preserve and enforce order in its immediate presence and, as near thereto as is necessary, to prevent interruption, disturbance, or hindrance to its proceedings;

(2) To enforce order before a person or body empowered to conduct a judicial investigation under its authority;

(3) To compel obedience to its judgments, orders, and process and to the orders of a judge out of court in an action or proceeding therein;

(4) To control, in the furtherance of justice, the conduct of its officers and all other persons connected with a judicial proceeding before it, in every matter appertaining thereto;

(5) To administer oaths in an action or proceeding pending therein and in all other cases when it may be necessary in the exercise of its powers and duties;

(6) To amend and control its processes and orders, so as to make them conformable to law and justice, and to amend its own records, so as to make them conform to the truth; and

(7) To correct its own proceedings before final judgment.

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