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Proceedings and Debates of the 1867 Constitutional Convention
Volume 74, Volume 1, Debates 567   View pdf image (33K)
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election of judges to be held therein as hereinbefore pro-
vided, and in addition to his duties, as Judge of the Court
of Appeals, shall perform such other duties as the Gen-
eral Assembly shall prescribe. The jurisdiction of said
Court of Appeals shall be co-extensive with the limits of
the State, and such as now is, or may hereafter be pre-
scribed by law. It shall hold its sessions in the city of
Annapolis, on the first Monday in April, and the first Mon-
day in October, of each and every year, or at such other
times as the General Assembly may by law direct. Its
sessions shall continue not less than ten months in the
year, if the business before it shall so require; and it shall
be competent for the judges temporarily to transfer their
sittings elsewhere, upon sufficient cause.
SEC. 15. Four of said judges shall constitute a quorum;
no cause shall be decided without the concurrence of at
least three; but the judge who heard the cause below,
shall not participate in the decision; in every case an
opinion, in writing shall be filed within three months after
the argument or submission of the cause; and the judg-
ment of the court shall be final and conclusive; and all
cases shall stand for hearing at the first term after the
transmission of the record......
SEC. 16. Provision shall be made by law for publish-
ing reports of all causes argued and determined in the
Court of Appeals, which the judges shall designate as
proper for publication.
SEC. 17. There shall be a Clerk of the Court of Ap-
peals, who shall be elected by the legal and qualified voters
of the State, who shall hold his office for six years, and
until his successor is duly qualified; he shall be subject
to removal by the said court for incompetency, neglect of
duty, misdemeanor in office, or such other cause, or
causes, a» may be prescribed by law; and in case of a va-
cancy in the office of said clerk, the Court of Appeals
shall appoint a clerk of said court, who shall hold his
office until the election and qualification of his successor,
who shall be elected at the next general election for mem-
bers of the General Assembly; and the person so elected
shall hold his office for the term of six years from the
time of election.
SEC. 18. It shall be the duty of the Judges of the Court
of Appeals, as soon after their election, under this Consti
tution, as practicable, to make and publish rules and regu-
lations for the prosecution of appeals to said appellate
court, whereby they shall prescribe the periods, within

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