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1 ¤been required to take an oath to perform their duties faithfully and to "do A Eszn
1 equal right to the poor and the rich? (18) ‘
Q Manner gf Removal V, _ I gggg
2 ` h ( Judges of the court have always been subject to impeachment by the house. hwg?
1 ‘ of representatives, for misdemeanor; upon impeachment, a judge is tried by ($2)
1 the Senate, and conviction, which must be by two-thirds vote of the senators · I Clrc
1 present, results in removal from office. (19) A judge has also been remov- ( hOlq
1 ‘ able by the governor for any "reasonable cause which shall not be sufficient 0 M&r°
1 ground of impeachment." Such action must be preceded by an address to the ‘h° d
1 1 governor of two-thirds of the members of each house of the legislature; each ·‘ _
2 address m st state in detail the cause given for removal; the journal of eam ELEE
1 house must also give a detailed statement of the reason. (20) Since 1850, *
1 a judge's residence outside his district has been automatic cause for his
removal from office. (21) ( ligg
( Method gf Filling Vacancy l 3;;;
A vacancy in the office has been filled by the governor, with the adviw _ Jess
1 and consent of the senate. (22) An act of 1851 has added the stipulation jnth
that the governor fill a vacancy within six weeks of receiving-notice of N°Od
such vacancy. (25) , ig 1
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Compensation _ . P¤ws
From 1802 to 1816, the chief judge received $750-a year, subject to
` deductions for non—attendance and an assistant judge received $2 for each
day he served in court. (24) After the office of assistant judge was done
away with in 1816, the circuit judge received 81,200 a year (25); an act of
1852 increased his salary to $1,400. (26) His salary was later raised to 1 _
1 :11:;,ooo (27); and this is his present salary. (ze) 1 Elias
First Meetigg_gf_Qgggt ( 1 ¤ thin
The court first met April 18, 1805. (29) The first chief judge was ( QT t
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18. L1rraLL, vet. 3, 1802, P,'41;`gggg, 1891-93, P. 1047; CARROLL, ssc. 972. ` ( “ 3l_ L
19. Comer. gg gZgg,Aar.5,sscs.1#3; Comer. gg lggg,Aar.5,sscs.1-3;'comsr. gg lB9l,SECS.66éF 32_
20. Gower. gg lZ22,ART,4,SEC. 3; comsr. gg i§§Q,ART,4,SECS, 3,·23;CoNsr. gg lggl,Ssc. NZ- 33_§
21. Comer. gg jggg,A¤r.4,sac.23; Comer. gg iggl, sac. 129. ` I 34_;
22. Cowsr. gg lZ2Q,ART,3,SEC, 9; Comer, gg i§§Q,ART,3, sac. 9; gggg;. gg,i§gl,·ssc, 152. 35- [
23. Acre, 1850-51, vet. 1, P. 90. . . _ . ‘ g6_l
_ 24. L1rraLL, vet. 3, 1802, P, 43. _ 37_l
25, LETTELL, vet. 5, 1816, P. 347. _ _ _ » _ _ 38.1
26. gggg, 1851-52, P. 170 _ r _ ‘ 7; _ 3g•]
27. ggg. gggg., 1873 so., P. 773. 4 U l h _ ( 40 1
28• Q, ISS-7*88, VOL. I, P, 143; CARROLL, SEC, 4357-5r A - A · p 4l' l
29. "ORDER BOOK QUARTER SESSIONS ccoar", von, C, P. 1, sas awrav 136, , " “ i °
30. IBID.