N.J. Constitutional Convention: Vol. 4, Page 275


"JUDICIARY ARTICLE


ARTICLE VI
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JUDICIARY


Section IV

provide by rule for the making of interlocutory orders by a lesser number of justices or by one justice; such orders to be subject to revision by the Appeals Division.

On the hearing of a cause in the Appeals Division, no justice who has given a judicial opinion in the cause in favor of or against the judgment, order or decree under review shall sit at the hearing to review such judgment, order or decree, but the reasons for such opinion shall be assigned to the Court in writing.

5. A majority of all the members of the Supreme Court, to be presided over by the Chief Justice, shall constitute a quorum for the assignment of justices, and for the appointment of officers, and the enactment of rules.

6. The Supreme Court shall appoint one or more reporters, not exceeding three, to report the decisions of the Court, and shall by rule define his or their duties and powers. The reporters shall hold office for five years, subject, however, to removal at the discretion of the Court.

Section V

1. The Appeals Division shall have the exercise of the appellate jurisdiction heretofore possessed by the Court of Errors and Appeals, the jurisdiction heretofore possessed by the Supreme Court on writ of error, and the jurisdiction heretofore possessed by the Prerogative Court on appeal, and by the Ordinary on appeal, and such further appellate jurisdiction as may be conferred upon it by law, together with such original jurisdiction as may be incident to the complete determination of any cause on review, saving, however, the right of trial by jury.

2. The jurisdiction heretofore possessed by the Supreme Court and the Justices thereof not hereby conferred on the Appeals Division, and the jurisdiction heretofore possessed by the Circuit Courts and the judges thereof, and such further original jurisdiction not of an equitable nature, and such further appellate jurisdiction from the inferior courts as may be conferred by statute, shall be exercised by the Law Division of the Supreme Court and by the several justices thereof, in accordance with rules of practice and procedure prescribed by statute, or in the absence of statute by the Supreme Court.

3. The jurisdiction heretofore possessed by the Prerogative Court and the Ordinary, not hereby conferred on the Appeals Division, and the jurisdiction heretofore possessed by the Court of Chancery and the Chancellor, and such further original equity jurisdiction as may be conferred by statute, and such further original jurisdiction as is now conferable on the Prerogative Court shall be exercised by the Chancery Division and by the Chancellor and the several justices of said division in accordance with rules of practice and procedure prescribed by statute, or, in the absence of statute, by the Supreme Court, but the justices of that division shall be under such control and supervision by the Chancellor as shall be provided by the Supreme Court.

4. Terms of the Supreme Court presided over by a single Justice of the Law Division for the trial of issues joined in or brought to the Law Division of the Supreme Court shall be held in the several counties at times fixed by the Supreme Court. Until so fixed, such trial terms shall be held at the places and times now fixed by law for the holding of the Courts of Common Pleas in the several counties.

5. The Supreme Court may provide by rule for the transfer of any cause or issue from the Law Division to the Chancery Division, or from the Chancery Division to the Law Division of the Supreme Court, and from the County Court to the Law Division or the Chancery Division of the Supreme Court, and for the giving of complete legal and equitable relief in any cause in the court or division where it may be pending.

6. Nothing herein contained shall prevent the alteration by law of any statutory power or jurisdiction conferred upon any court or judge since the adoption of the Constitution in the year one thousand eight hundred


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