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The Constitution of the State of Maryland, 1864
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Art. 4.] State of Maryland. 45

he shall have attained the age of severity years, and not

Sec. 4. Any Judge shall be removed from office by the
Governor on conviction in a court of law, of incompetency,
of willful neglect of duty, misbehavior in office, or any
other crime; or on impeachment according to this Consti-
tution, or the laws of the State; or on the address of the
General Assembly, two-thirds of each House concurring
in such address, and the accused having been notified of
the charges against him, and had opportunity of making
his defence.

Removal cf

14 Md. 215.

Sec. 5. In case of the death, resignation, removal, or
other disqualification of a Judge of any Court of this
State, except of the Orphans' Courts, the Governor, by
and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall there-
upon appoint a person duly qualified to fill said office until
the next general election thereafter, whether for Members
of the General Assembly or County officers, whichever
shall first occur, at which time an election shall be held as
herein prescribed for a Judge, who shall hold said office
for the term of fifteen years, and until the election and
qualification of his successor.

Provisions in case
of death, &c.

Sec. 6. All Judges shall, by virtue of their offices, be
conservators of the peace throughout the State, and no
fees or perquisites, commission cr reward of any kind, shall
be allowed to any Judge in this State, besides his annual
salary or fixed per diem for the discharge of any Judicial

Judges to be Con-
servators of the

No fees to Judges.
8 Md. 227.
1 Md. 368.

Sec. 7. No Judge shall sit in any case wherein he may
be interested, or where either of the parties may be con-
nected with him by affinity or consanguinity within such
degrees as now are or may hereafter be prescribed by law,
or where he shall have been of counsel in the case.

Judges disquali-
fied, &c.

1852, ch. 263.

Sec. 8. The General Assembly shall provide for the trial
of causes in case of the disqualification of the Judge
of the Superior Court of Baltimore city, the Court of
Common Pleas, the Circuit Court of Baltimore city, and
the Criminal Court of Baltimore, and also in case of the

Trial of causes on

1852, ch. 68.
1853, ch. 299 & 425.
9 Md. 324.
1858, ch. 316 & 426.

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