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Proceedings and Debates of the 1864 Constitutional Convention
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Sec. 6. It shall be the duty of the Clerk of the Court of
Appeals and the Commissioner of the Land Office, respec-
tively, whenever a case shall be brought into said Court, or
Office in which the State is a party or has an interest, im-
mediately to notify the Attorney General thereof.


Sec. T. There shall be an Attorney for the State in each
county and the city of Baltimore to be styled ('The State's
Attorney, " who shall be elected by the voters thereof, re-
spectively, on the Tuesday next after the first Monday in the
month of November, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, and
on the same day every fourth year thereafter, and shall hold
his office for four years from the first Monday in January
next ensuing his election, and until his successor shall be
elected and qualified, and shall be re-eligible thereto, and be
subject to removal therefrom for incompetency, willful neglect
of duty or misdemeanor in office, on conviction in a Court of

Sec. 8. All elections for the State's Attorney shall be cer-
tified to, and returns made thereof by the Clerks of the said
counties and city, to the Judges thereof having criminal
jurisdiction respectively, whose duty it shall be to decide
upon the elections and qualifications of the persons returned,
and in case of a tie between two or more persons, to desig-
nate which of said persons shall qualify as State's Attorney,
and to administer the oaths of office to the persons elected.

Sec. 9. The State's Attorney shall perform such duties
and receive such fees and commissions as are now or may be
hereafter prescribed by law, and if any State's Attorney shall
receive any other fee or reward than such as is, or may
be allowed by law, he shall on conviction thereof be removed
from office; provided, that the State's Attorney for Baltimore
city shall have power to appoint one Deputy, at a salary of
not more than fifteen hundred dollars per annum, to be paid
by the said State's Attorney, out»of the fees of his office, as
has heretofore been practiced.

Sec. 10. No person shall be eligible to the office of State's
Attorney, who has not been admitted to practice law in thin
State, and who has not resided for at least one year in the
county or city in which he may be elected.

Sec. 11. In case of vacancy in the office of State's Attorney
or of his removal from the county or city in which he shall
have been elected, or on his conviction as herein specified,
the said vacancy shall be filled by the Judge of the county or
city, respectively, having criminal jurisdiction in which


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