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The Maryland Code, Public General Laws, 1888
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SEC. 5. In case of vacancy in the office of Attorney General,

occasioned by death, resignation, removal from the State, or
from office, or other disqualification, the said vacancy shall be
filled by the Governor, for the residue of the term thus made

SEC. 6. It shall be the duty of the Clerk of the Court of
Appeals and of 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 interest, immediately
to notify the Attorney General thereof.

The State's Attorneys.

SEC. 7. 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, respec-
tively, on the Tuesday next after the first Monday in November
in the year 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 there-

from, for incompetency, wilful neglect of duty, or misdemeanor
in office, on conviction in a Court of Law, or by a vote of
two-thirds of the Senate, on the recommendation of the Attorney


SEC. 8. All elections for the State's Attorney shall he certified
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 designate which of said Persons

shall qualify as State's Attorney, and to administer the oaths of
office to the Person elected.

SEC. 9. The State's Attorney shall perform such duties and
receive such fees and commissions as are now, or may hereafter
be 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


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