N.J. Constitutional Convention: Vol. 4, Page 747
(Prepared for the Committee on the Judiciary by Joseph Jacobs)
The highest court of appeal is called the "Supreme Court." It was to have seven members.
Ditto, except that the Supreme Court is a part of a "Court of Justice."
The court of last resort is called "Court of Appeals." It is to have not more than seven members.
A "Court of Appeals" comprised of a Chief Justice and six associate justices is to be the court of last resort.
Creates a "Superior Court." Inferior courts created by the Legislature must be courts of "original" jurisdiction, that is, trial courts without appellate jurisdiction. The Legislature is given the power to integrate inferior courts with the Superior Court.
Ditto, except that courts created by the Legislature must have "original limited jurisdiction," which means trial courts, without appellate jurisdiction and some other limitation upon jurisdiction, e. g., subject matter, territory, etc.
The new court is called "General Court" and is a "Court of Justice." The Legislature is given the power to create municipal courts "with jurisdiction over municipal law, from which appeal may be taken to the General Court."
The new court is to acquire the present jurisdiction of
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