N.J. Constitutional Convention: Vol. 4, Page 564




Section VI Administration

among the justices of the Superior Court, to exercise concurrently the jurisdiction of the court until the delay is cured.

5. Special judges may, upon request of the Chief Justice, be nominated and appointed by the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, for temporary service not exceeding one year whenever and so long as any court fails to try or hear any case within two months after notice of trial has been filed or an appeal therein perfected, or fails to decide any case within two months after it has been argued or submitted. Such special judges may exercise all the powers and shall have all of the duties of a justice or judge of the court to which they are appointed.

6. On or before December first in each year the Chief Justice shall file with the Governor and the Legislature a report of the work of the courts during the year ending September first next preceding.


Section IV Judicial

1. Immediately after the adoption of this constitution, the Governor shall nominate and appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, from the persons then holding the offices of Chancellor, Chief Justice, justices of the Supreme Court, such judges of the Court of Errors and Appeals as are counsellors at law of ten years' standing, vice-chancellors and Circuit Court judges, a Chief Justice and six associate justices of the new Supreme Court.

The remaining judicial officers above enumerated and the judges of the courts of common pleas shall constitute the justices of the new Superior Court, each for the unexpired period of his original term. If reappointed thereafter, any such justice shall have tenure during good behavior as provided in this constitution. Nothing in this section shall be construed, however, to permit any justice to continue in office after attaining the age of seventy years.

2. The compensation of any judicial officer as fixed by law immediately prior to his transfer by this constitution to either the new Supreme or Superior Courts shall not be increased or diminished during the term for which he was originally appointed. Common pleas judges shall be justices of the Superior Court for the remainder of the term for which they were originally appointed, at the same salary, with the same privileges, and assigned to the county from which they were appointed, and shall be eligible for reappointment on the same basis as all other Superior Court justices.

3. All causes pending in the Court of Errors and Appeals shall be transferred to the new Supreme Court. All other causes pending on

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