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The Maryland Code, Public General Laws, 1888
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changed, or modified by the said Judges, or the General Assem-

B. & O. R R. Co. v. State, use of Miller, 29 Md. 252 Gabelein v. Plaenker,
36 Md. 61. Meloy, Trustee v Squires, 42 Md. 378.

Part III—Circuit Courts.

SEC. 19. The State shall be divided into eight Judicial Circuits,
in manner following, viz: the Counties of Worcester, Somerset,
Dorchester and Wicomico, 1 shall constitute the First Circuit; the
Counties of Caroline, Talbot, Queen Anne's, Kent and Cecil, the
Second; the Counties of Baltimore and Harford, the Third; the
(Counties of Allegany, Washington and Garrett, * the Fourth; the
Counties of Carroll, Howard and Anne Arundel, the Fifth; the
Counties of Montgomery and Frederick, the Sixth; the Counties

ef Prince George's, Charles, Calvert and St. Mary's, the Seventh;
and Baltimore City, the Eighth.

SEC. 20. A Court shall be held in each County of the State, to
be styled the Circuit Court for the County, in which it may be
held. The said Circuit Courts shall have and exercise, in the
respective Counties, all the power, authority and jurisdiction,
original and appellate, which the present Circuit Courts of this
"State now have and exercise, or which may hereafter be pre-

scribed by Law.

Truett v Legg, 32 Md. 147.

SEC. 21. For each of the said Circuits (excepting the Eighth, )
there shall be a Chief Judge, and two Associate Judges, to be
styled Judges of the Circuit Court, to be elected or appointed, as
herein provided. And no two of said Associate Judges shall, at
the time of their election, or appointment, or during the term,

for which they may have been elected, or appointed, reside in
the same County. If two or more persons shall be candidates

for Associate Judge, in the same County, that one only in said
County shall be declared elected, who has the highest number of
votes in the Circuit. In case any two candidates for Associate
Judge, residing in the same County, shall have an equal number
of votes, greater than any other candidate for Associate Judge,
an the Circuit, it shall be the duty of the Governor to order a
. new election for one Associate Judge; but the person, residing

1 Wicomico formed since the adoption of this Constitution.
9 Garrett formed since the adoption of this Constitution


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