N.J. Constitutional Convention: Vol. 4, Page 204

       Court to have appellate jurisdiction over all causes except appeals from the law and chancery divisions.  
  • (3) The creation of a state-wide court of original jurisdiction separated into law and chancery divisions."  

In considerably greater detail, we have argued the reasons which support those conclusions in the editorials which appeared over the period April 17 to June 5.

VICE-CHAIRMAN: We have copies.1 These editorials appear in the Appendix to these Committee Proceedings.

MR. BRENNAN: You have copies, so unless the Committee desires to ask any questions -

VICE-CHAIRMAN: Any questions?

MR. WAYNE D. McMURRAY: Would it be your thought, Mr. Brennan, that the type of appeal that would finally find its way to the top court would be determined in the Constitution, or by the top court itself ruling as to what causes should enjoy an appeal?

MR. BRENNAN: I would think the types of appeals that would come up from the proposed Appellate Division might preferably be enumerated by the court or by legislation, rather than in the Constitution itself.

lation in a way that perhaps is not as readily true of a constitution too detailed, because there is so much, as time goes on, that argues for flexibility which is attainable through court rule or legislation in a way that perhaps is not as readily true of a constitutional provision.

VICE-CHAIRMAN: Any further questions? Thank you very much Mr. Brennan. We shall read the editorials. Some of us have already read them.

It is almost four o'clock now. If there is no further discussion, we will recess until ten o'clock tomorrow morning.

(This session adjourned at 4:00 P. M.)


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