N.J. Constitutional Convention: Vol. 4, Page 1



Wednesday, June 18, 1947

(The session began at 2:30 P. M.)

The first meeting of the Committee on the Judiciary of the Constitutional Convention was held in Room 202, Rutgers University Gymnasium.

PRESENT: Brogan, Dixon, Drenk, Jacobs, McGrath, Miller, G. W., Peterson, H. W., and Smith, G. F.

(Discussion off the record)

MR. HENRY W. PETERSON: I move that Mrs. Miller be the Secretary of this Committee.


VICE-CHAIRMAN NATHAN L. JACOBS: The Secretary will be charged with sending out the letters that we have discussed. We expect to have a stenographer at every meeting, therefore the position of Secretary actually will be more or less of a supervisory nature.

It is moved and seconded that Mrs. Miller be Secretary of this Committee.

(Motion carried)

So far as our arrangements are concerned, after discussion it is agreed that the Committee meet on Tuesday, at 11 A. M., subject, however, to the Convention's having recessed at that time. If, perchance, the Convention is still in session, our meeting will be deferred until the Convention has adjourned on Tuesday. In addition, this Committee will meet on Wednesday at 10 A. M.

For Tuesday's meeting, we will invite, through formal invitation, the Committee on Revision, headed by Senator Robert C. Hendrickson; the Constitutional Convention Committee now headed, I believe, by James Kerney; the State Bar Association, and the League of Women Voters.

For Wednesday, we will invite the Hudson County Bar Association, the Essex County Bar Association, the Camden County Bar Association, and the Gloucester County Bar Association.

In addition, we will, by formal notice, invite all of the other County Bar Associations to appear at later dates and will inquire what dates they prefer to appear before the Committee.

We will ask the gentlemen of the press to carry public notice to the effect that the Committee will meet on Tuesday and Wednesday

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