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Amendments to Maryland Constitutions
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for the second circuit, the third circuit and the sixth circuit,
there shall be a chief judge and three associate judges to
be styled judges of the Circuit Court, to be elected or ap-
pointed as herein provided. And no two of said associate
judges, for any of the said circuits, except the third and sixth
circuits shall, at the time of their election or appointment or
during the term for which they may have been elected or ap-
pointed, 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 and sixth circuits, 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 and sixth circuits, residing in the same county shall
have an equal number of votes greater than any other candi-
dates 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 de-
clared elected. The said judges shall hold not less than two
terms of the Circuit Court in each of the counties composing
their respective circuits, at such times as are now or may here-
after be prescribed to which jurors shall be summoned; and in
those counties where only two such terms are held, two other
and intermediate terms, to which jurors shall not be sum-
moned ; 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 inter-
mediate terms. One judge in each of the above circuits, in-
cluding the second, the third and sixth circuits, shall constitute
a quorum for the transaction of any business; and the said
judges or any of them may hold special terms of their courts,
whenever in their discretion the business of the several counties
renders 'such terms necessary. The additional associate judge
for the third circuit elected in accordance with the terms of the
Constitutional Amendment heretofore submitted and adopted
shall be subject to the same constitutional provisions, hold his
office for the same term of years, receive the same compensa-
tion and have the same powers as are herein provided for the
other associate judges in the third circuit.
The additional associate judge for the second circuit herein
provided for shall be a resident of Cecil County, shall be ap-
pointed by the Governor after the expiration of six (6)
months after the adoption of this amendment and shall
serve until the first general election for members of the
General Assembly that shall be held in said circuit sub-
sequent to the adoption of this amendment, at which


 
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