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The Constitution of the State of Maryland, 1864
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58 Constitution of the [Art. 5.

in this State, for at least seven years next preceding his
election.

Vacancy.

Sec. 5. In case of vacancy in the office of Attorney
General, occasioned by death, resignation, or his removal
from the State, or his conviction, as hereinbefore specified,
the said vacancy shall be filled by the Governor for the
residue of the term thus made vacant.

Notices of cases to
be sent to Attorney
General.

Sec. 6. It shall be the duty of the Clerk of the Court of
Appeals, and the Commissioner of the Land Office, respec-
tively, whenever a case shall be brought into said Court or
office, in which the State is a party, or has interest, im-
mediately to notify the Attorney General thereof.

THE STATE'S ATTORNEYS.

The States' Attor-
neys elected by the
people.

Sec. 7. There shall be an Attorney for the State in each
county and the city of Baltimore, to be styled "The State's
Attorney," who shall be elected by the voters thereof, re-
spectively, on the Tuesday next after the first Monday in
the month of November, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven,
and on the same day every fourth year thereafter, and shall

Term four years,
re-eligible.

hold his office for four years from the first Monday in
January next ensuing his election, and until his successor
shall be elected and qualified, and shall be re-eligible
thereto, and be subject to removal therefrom for incompe-
tency, willful neglect of duty or misdemeanor in office, on
conviction in a court of law.

Returns to be
made to the Gov-
ernor.

Sec. 8. All elections for the State's Attorney shall be cer-
tified to, and returns made thereof, by the Clerks of the said
counties and city to the Judges thereof having criminal
jurisdiction, respectively, whose duty it shall be to decide
upon the elections and qualifications of the persons re-
turned, and in case of a tie between two or more persons,
to designate which of said persons shall qualify as State's
Attorney, and to administer the oaths of office to the per-
sons elected.

Fees, &c

Sec. 9. The State's Attorney shall perform such duties
and receive such fees and commissions as are now or may be
hereafter be prescribed by law, and if any State's Attorney



 
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