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Constitution, an appropriation bill to pro-

tirement and removal provided in Sections

vide for the payment of any obligation of

3 and 4 of this Article, and in Section 26

the State within the protection of Section

of Article III of this Constitution.

10 of Article 1 of the Constitution of the

United States.

Sec. 7. No Judge shall sit in any case

wherein he may be interested, or where

(13) The General Assembly may, from

either of the parties may be connected with

time to time, enact such Laws not incon-

him, by affinity or consanguinity, within

sistent with this section, as may be neces-

such degrees as now are, or may hereafter

sary and proper to carry out its provisions.

be prescribed by Law, or where he shall have

(14) In the event of any inconsistency

been of counsel in the case.

between any of the provisions of this Sec-
tion and any of the other provisions of the
Constitution, the provisions of this Section

Sec. 10. The Clerks of the several Courts,
created, or continued by this Constitution,

shall prevail. But nothing herein shall in

shall have charge and custody of the

any manner affect the provisions of Section

records and other papers, shall perform

34 of Article 3 of the Constitution or of

all the duties, and be allowed the fees,

any laws heretofore or hereafter passed in

which appertain to their several offices, as

pursuance thereof, or be construed as pre-

the same now are, or may hereafter be

venting the Governor from calling extra-

regulated by Law. And the office and busi-

ordinary sessions of the General Assembly,

ness of said Clerks, in all their departments,

as provided by Section 16 of Article 2, or

shall be subject to the visitorial power of

as preventing the General Assembly at such

the Judges of their respective Courts, who

extraordinary sessions from considering any

shall exercise the same, from time to time,

emergency appropriation or appropriations.

so as to insure the faithful performance

(15) If any item of any appropriation
bill passed under the provisions of this
Section shall be held invalid upon any

of the duties of said officers; and it shall
be the duty of the Judges of said Courts
respectively, to make, from time to time,

ground, such invalidity shall not affect the

such rules and regulations as may be neces-

legality of the bill or of any other item

sary and proper for the government of

of such bill or bills.

said Clerks, and for the performance of

the duties of their offices, which shall have

Sec. 57. The Legal Rate of Interest shall

the force of Law until repealed, or modified

be six per cent per annum; unless other-

by the General Assembly.

wise provided by the General Assembly.

Sec. 13. All Public Commissions and

Sec. 58. The Legislature shall provide

Grants shall run thus: "The State of Mary-

by Law for State and municipal taxation

land, etc.," and shall be signed by the Gov-

upon the revenues accruing from business

ernor, with the Seal of the State annexed;

done in the State by all foreign corporations.

all writs and process shall run in the

Sec. 59. The office of "State Pension
Commissioner" is hereby abolished; and the
Legislature shall pass no law creating such
office, or establishing any general pension

same style, and be tested, sealed and signed,
as heretofore, or as may hereafter be,
provided by Law; and all indictments shall
conclude, "against the peace, government
and dignity of the State."

system within this State.

Sec. 14. ... It shall hold its sessions

Sec. 60. The General Assembly of Mary-

in the City of Annapolis at such time or

land shall have the power to provide by

times as it shall from time to time by rule

suitable general enactment (a) for the sus-

prescribe. Its session or sessions shall con-

pension of sentence by the Court in crim-

tinue not less than ten months in each year,

inal cases; (b) for any form of the in-

if the business before it shall so require,

determinate sentence in criminal cases, and

and it shall be competent for the judges

(e) for the release upon parole in whatever

temporarily to transfer their sittings else-

manner the General Assembly may pre-

where upon sufficient cause.

scribe, of convicts imprisoned under sentence

for crimes.

Sec. 15. Any judge of the Court of Ap-

peals or of an intermediate court of ap-

Article IV.

peal who heard the cause below either as

a trial judge or as a judge of any inter-

Sec. 4B(d). This section is alternative to,

mediate court of appeal as the case may be

and cumulative with, the methods of re-

shall not participate in the decision. In



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