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of said amendment to the qualified voters of this State for
adoption or rejection.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General, Assembly of Mary-
land, three-fifths of all the members of the two houses concur-
ring, That the following section be and the same is hereby
proposed as an amendment to section 21 of Article 4, title
"Judiciary Department," sub-title "Part IIIóCircuit Courts,"
of the Constitution of this State, and if adopted by the legal
and qualified voters thereof as herein provided, it shall super-
sede and stand in the place and stead of section 21 of said
Article 4.
SEC. -21. Tor each of the said circuits (excepting the eighth
and the third) there shall be a chief judge and two associate
judges to be styled judges of the Circuit Court to be elected
or appointed as herein provided, and for the third circuit
there shall be a chief judge and three associate judges to be
styled Judges of the Circuit Court to be elected or appointed
as herein provided. And no two of said associate judges for
any of the said circuits except the third circuit shall, at the
time of their election or appointment or during the term for
which they may have been elected or appointed reside in the
same county. If two or more persons shall be candidates for
associate judge in the same county in any of the circuits
except the third circuit, that one only in said county shall be
declared elected who has the highest number of votes in the
circuit. In case any two candidates for associate judge in any
of the circuits except the third circuit, residing in the same
county, shall have an equal number of votes greater than any
other candidates for associate judge in the circuit, it shall be
the duty of the Governor to order a new election for one
associate judge; but the person residing in any other county
of the circuit and who has the highest number of votes shall
be declared elected. The said judges shall hold not less than'
two terms of the Circuit Court in each of the counties com-
posing their respective circuits, at such times as are now or
may hereafter be prescribed to which jurors shall be sum-
moned; and in those counties where only two such terms are
held, two other and intermediate terms, to which jurors shall not
be summoned; they may alter or fix the times for holding any
or all terms, until otherwise prescribed, and shall adopt rules
to the end that all business not requiring the interposition of
the jury shall be, as far as practicable, disposed of at said
intermediate terms. One judge in each of the above circuits,
including the third circuit, shall constitute a quorum for the


 
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