N.J. Constitutional Convention: Vol. 4, Page 696


REPORT OF THE UNION COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION

11. Are you in favor of giving appellate courts the power of setting aside judgments at law or determinations of statutory tribunals wholly or in part, where the finding of fact is against the weight of evidence or the verdict excessive or inadequate? 53 10
12. Are you in favor of allowing appellate courts to find the fact anew where the lower court tried the case without a jury? 41 11
13. Are you in favor of allowing the appellate courts to affirm, reverse or modify orders, judgments or decrees and make final determination thereof, unless the ends of justice, or the rights of trial by jury requires a new trial or hearing be had? 53 5

Several attorneys recommended as an alternative that the New Jersey courts be organized along the lines of the New York courts.


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