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The Constitution of the State of Maryland, 1864
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Declaration of Rights. 17

Art. 26. That all warrants, without oath, or affirmation,
to search suspected places, or to seize any person or property,
are grievous and oppressive; and all general warrants to
search suspected places, or to apprehend suspected persons,
without naming or describing the place, or the person in
special, are illegal, and ought not to be granted.

Search Warrants.

Art. 27. That no conviction shall work corruption of
blood, nor shall there be any forfeiture of the estate of any
person for any crime, except treason, and then only on

Corruption of
blood and forfei-

Art.28. That a well regulated militia is the proper and
natural defence of a free government.


Art. 29. That standing armies are dangerous to liberty,
and ought not to be raised or kept up without the consent
of the Legislature.

Standing Armies.

Art. 30. That in all cases and at all times the military
ought to be under strict subordination to, and control of
the civil power.

Military subject to
Civil Power.

Art. 31. That no soldier shall in time of peace be
quartered in any house without the consent of the owner,
nor in time of war, except in the manner prescribed by law.

Quartering of sol-

Art. 32. That no person, except regular soldiers, mari-
ners, and marines in the service of this State, or militia
when in actual service, ought in any case to be subject to,
or punishable by, martial law.

Martial Law.

Art. 33. That the independency and uprightness of
Judges are essential to the impartial administration of jus-
tice, and a great security to the rights and liberties of the


people; wherefore the Judges shall not be removed, except
for misbehaviour, on conviction in a court of law, or by
the Governor, upon the address of the General Assembly ;
provided, that two-thirds of all the members of each House
concur in such address. No Judge shall hold any other
office, civil or military, or political trust or employment of

14 Md. 215.

any kind whatsover, under the Constitution or Laws of
this State, or of the United States, or any of them, or re-
ceive fees or perquisites of any kind for the discharge of his
official duties.

1 Md. 368.

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