N.J. Constitutional Convention: Vol. 4, Page 63

Wednesday, June 25, 1947 (Morning session)

proposals of the committee, which contain not only the majority view on each point but the minority view as well, were debated. A stenographic transcript of the debate was taken. At the conclusion of the special meeting on June 12, a motion was made that the stenographer's notes be written up and published in a suitable manner and that thereafter a poll of the membership of the Essex County Bar Association be taken by mail on the various proposals set forth in the committee's report. The stenographer's transcript has not yet been received. Therefore, no ballot has been prepared and sent to the membership.

However, Mr. Conford and Mr. Schnitzer, two members of the committee, are present to give you the benefit of their study, as lawyers, of the problems arising in the writing of a judicial section of the new Constitution. They do not express the view of the Essex County Bar Association, as the members have not yet had an opportunity to vote on the committee's proposals.

VICE-CHAIRMAN: Thank you, Mr. Simandl. Will we be able to have copies of that transcript?

MR. SIMANDL: We will be glad to give this Committee a copy of the debate which we are going to boil down and clear out the unnecessary parts of, and we will see that you get suitable copies so that you will know what was said at the time. And then, when we finish our poll, we will be glad to furnish you a copy of the results.

VICE-CHAIRMAN: Will you please send those direct to our Secretary, Mrs. Miller?

MR. SIMANDL: I will be glad to do that.

VICE-CHAIRMAN: Mr. Conford, Chairman of the Essex County Bar Association Committee.

MR. MILTON B. CONFORD: At this time, Mr. Chairman, madam and gentlemen, I would like to preface what Mr. Schnitzer and I will say. During the necessarily limited time that has been made available to us this morning, we cannot, of course, attempt to summarize the purport of this entire report. We feel that it has, perhaps, been written with sufficient clarity so that the reading of it by Committee members will, better than any oral presentation, convey what we have in mind. However, as we understand, the subject of integration of the courts is one of primary concern, or at least of very substantial concern, to the Committee. We are this morning going to confine ourselves to presentation of the salient points which can be made for both sides, or perhaps I should say, three sides.

VICE-CHAIRMAN: You might do this - give us your ultimate recommendations in the preface as they pertain to the entire structure.

MR. CONFORD: I can do that, and then when I finish, Mr. Schnitzer will furnish one point, and I will furnish the other, and

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