N.J. Constitutional Convention: Vol. 4, Page 593


MEMORANDUM OF G. W. C. McCARTER, Esq.


REVISED JUDICIAL ARTICLE NEW JERSEY CONSTITUTION AS PROPOSED IN 1944 BY STATE BAR ASSOCIATION COMMITTEE


SECTION VI

by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, from among the Justices of the Supreme Court, Vice-Chancellors and Circuit Court Judges now in office, and shall be so selected that no more than four members of the Court of Appeals as originally constituted shall be members of one political party. The Justices of the Supreme Court, Vice-Chancellors and Circuit Court Judges, and such of the Judges of the Court of Errors and Appeals as are counsellors-at-law of ten years' standing, shall become Justices of the Supreme Court as newly constituted and shall continue in office for the terms for which they severally were appointed. If reappointed they shall hold office during good behavior.

2. This amendment to the Constitution shall not cause the abatement of any suit or proceeding pending when it takes effect. All causes then pending in the Court of Errors and Appeals shall be transferred to the Court of Appeals. All causes then pending in the Court of Chancery and the Prerogative Court shall be transferred to the Chancery Division of the Supreme Court; all causes then pending in the Supreme Court as heretofore constituted shall be transferred to the Law Division of the Supreme Court. Matters argued or submitted but undecided when this amendment takes effect shall be decided by the judge or judges to whom they were submitted, and the appropriate order, judgment or decree shall be entered as that of the division or court to whom the cause shall have been transferred.

3. The various inferior courts now in existence shall continue in existence with their jurisdiction unimpaired until the Legislature shall otherwise provide.


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