N.J. Constitutional Convention: Vol. 4, Page 571


PROPOSED REVISED CONSTITUTION OF 1944

Article XI SCHEDULE

Section IV

advice and consent of the Senate, a Chief Justice and six Associate Justices of the new Supreme Court from among the persons then being the Chancellor, the Chief Justice, the Justices of the Supreme Court, such Judges of the Court of Errors and Appeals as are attorneys-at-law of this State of ten years' standing, the Vice-Chancellors, and the Circuit-Court Judges. The remaining judicial officers above enumerated and the Judges of the Courts of Common Pleas in office when the Judicial Article of this Constitution takes effect shall constitute the Justices of the new Superior Court. The Chief Justice and each Associate Justice of the new Supreme Court so appointed and each Justice of the new Superior Court so constituted shall serve during good behavior for the period of his term as Chancellor, Chief Justice, Justice of the Supreme Court, Judge of the Court of Errors and Appeals, Vice-Chancellor, Circuit Court Judge, or Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, as the case may be, which remains unexpired at the time the Judicial Article of this Constitution takes effect notwithstanding that he may then have attained or may attain the age of seventy-five years within said period. The Chief Justice and each Associate Justice of the new Supreme Court, if he has not attained the age of seventy-five years at the time of the expiration of his said term, shall continue to serve during good behavior after the expiration of his said term without limited term, except that his term as Chief Justice or Associate Justice of the new Supreme Court shall terminate when he attains the age of seventy-five years. Any Justice of the Superior Court so constituted may be reappointed at the expiration of his said term if, then, he shall have been an attorney-at-law of this State in good standing for at least ten years and shall not have attained the age of seventy-five years, and, if reappointed, such Justice shall hold office during good behavior for a term of seven years, except as hereinafter provided. At the expiration of said term of seven years any such Justice of the Superior Court may again be reappointed if, then, he shall not have attained the age of seventy-five years, and, if so reappointed, such Justice shall hold office during good behavior without limited term except as to age as hereinafter provided. No such Justice of the Superior Court who has been reappointed shall continue in office after he has attained the age of seventy-five years.

2. The compensation of any of the judicial officers named in the preceding paragraph, who is transferred to the new Superior Court pursuant to this Article, as fixed by law immediately prior to his said transfer, shall not be increased or diminished while he is serving out the term for which he was appointed as such judicial officer, except that the compensation of any Judge of the Court of Errors and Appeals or of any Common Pleas Judge, who was not required by law to devote his entire time to his judicial duties, who is trans-


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