clear space clear space clear space white space
A
 r c h i v e s   o f   M a r y l a n d   O n l i n e

PLEASE NOTE: The searchable text below was computer generated and may contain typographical errors. Numerical typos are particularly troubling. Click “View pdf” to see the original document.

  Maryland State Archives | Index | Help | Search
search for:
clear space
white space
Maryland Manual, 1969-70
Volume 174, Page 697   View pdf image (33K)
 Jump to  
  << PREVIOUS  NEXT >>
clear space clear space clear space white space

MARYLAND MANUAL 697
4B. Powers and Procedures of Commission on Judicial
Disabilities; Removal and Retirement by Court of
Appeals.
(a) The Commission on Judicial Disabilities shall have
the power to investigate complaints against any judge of
the Court of Appeals, any intermediate courts of appeal,
the Circuit Courts, the Supreme Bench of Baltimore City,
the Orphans' Court and all other judges appointed or
elected if the full term of the office is not less than four
years (including a judge holding office on the date of adop-
tion of this amendment) ; and to conduct hearings concern-
ing the removal or retirement of a judge, administer oaths
and affirmations, issue process to compel the attendance of
witnesses and the production of evidence, and require per-
sons to testify and produce evidence by granting them
immunity from prosecution or from penalty or forfeiture.
The Commission shall have the power to recommend to the
Court of Appeals the removal or retirement of a judge. All
proceedings, testimony, and evidence before the Commis-
sion shall be confidential and privileged, except that the
record and any proceeding filed with the Court of Appeals
shall lose its confidential character. No judge shall partici-
pate in any proceedings involving his own removal or
retirement, and the Governor shall appoint another judge
as a substitute member of the Commission for those pro-
ceedings. The Court of Appeals shall prescribe by rule the
means to implement and enforce the powers of the Commis-
sion and the practice and procedure before the Commission.
(b) Upon recommendation of the Commission that a
judge be removed from office, or that he be retired, the
Court of Appeals, after a hearing and upon a finding of
misconduct while in office, or of persistent failure to per-
form the duties of his office, or of conduct prejudicial to
the proper administration of justice, may remove the judge
from office or may censure him, or the Court of Appeals,
after hearing and upon a finding of disability which is or
is likely to become permanent and which seriously inter-
feres with the performance of his duties, may retire the
judge from office. A judge removed under this section, and
his surviving spouse, shall have the rights and privileges
accruing from his judicial service only to the extent pre-
scribed by the order of removal. A judge retiring under
this section shall have the rights and privileges prescribed
by law for other retired judges. No judge shall sit in
judgment in any hearing involving his own removal or
retirement.

 
clear space
clear space
white space

Please view image to verify text. To report an error, please contact us.
Maryland Manual, 1969-70
Volume 174, Page 697   View pdf image (33K)
 Jump to  
  << PREVIOUS  NEXT >>


This web site is presented for reference purposes under the doctrine of fair use. When this material is used, in whole or in part, proper citation and credit must be attributed to the Maryland State Archives. PLEASE NOTE: The site may contain material from other sources which may be under copyright. Rights assessment, and full originating source citation, is the responsibility of the user.


Tell Us What You Think About the Maryland State Archives Website!



An Archives of Maryland electronic publication.
For information contact mdlegal@mdarchives.state.md.us.

©Copyright  August 02, 2018
Maryland State Archives