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ment to the Constitution takes effect shall continue to hold office for
the balance of the term for which he was elected or appointed or until
he shall have attained the age of seventy years, whichever may first
happen. One of the Judges of the Court of Appeals shall be desig-
nated by the Governor as the Chief Judge. The jurisdiction of the
Court of Appeals shall be co-extensive with the limits of the State
and such as now is or may hereafter be prescribed by law. It shall
hold its sessions in the City of Annapolis at such time or times as it
shall from time to time by rule prescribe. Its session or sessions shall
continue not less than ten months in each year, if the business before
it shall so require, and it shall be competent for the judges tempo-
rarily to transfer their sittings elsewhere upon sufficient cause. The
salary of each Judge of the Court of Appeals shall be that now or
hereafter prescribed by the General Assembly and shall not be
diminished during his continuance in office. [Three of the Judges
shall constitute a quorum, and the concurrence of a majority of a
quorum shall be sufficient for the decision of any cause.] Five of
the judges shall constitute a quorum, and five judges shall sit in each
case unless the Court shall direct that an additional judge or judges
sit for any case. The concurrence of a majority of those sitting shall
be sufficient for the decision of any cause, AND AN EQUAL
DIVISION OF THOSE SITTING IN A CASE HAS THE EFFECT
OF AFFIRMING THE DECISION APPEALED FROM IF THERE
IS NO APPLICATION FOR RE-ARGUMENT AS HEREINAFTER
PROVIDED. IN any case where there is an equal division or a three
to two division of the Court a reargument before the full Court of
seven judges shall be granted to the losing party upon application as
a matter of right.
SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the foregoing section
hereby proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of this State,
at the next general election to be held in this State in the year 1960,
shall be submitted to the legal and qualified voters thereof for their
adoption or rejection in pursuance of the directions contained in
Article XIV of the Constitution of this State, and at the said general
election the vote on this proposed amendment shall be by ballot and
upon each ballot there shall be printed the words "For the Constitu-
tional Amendment" and "Against the Constitutional Amendment",
as now provided by law, and immediately after the election, due re-
turns shall be made to the Governor of the vote for and against this
proposed amendment as directed by Article XIV of the Constitution
and further proceedings had in accordance with Article XIV.
Approved March 2, 1960.


 
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