Florida District Court of Appeals, Amendment 1 (1956)

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The Florida District Court of Appeals Amendment, also known as Amendment 1, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on November 6, 1956.

This amendment modified Article V of the Florida Constitution to establish three district court of appeals, provides various rules relating to judges, and removes obsolete constitutional language.[1][2]

Election results

Florida Amendment 1 (1956)
Approveda Yes 372,838 79.52%

Election results via: Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1955-1956) (p.388-391)

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

No. 1



Proposing the revision of Article V of the Constitution relating to the Judicial Depart of the Government; establishing three district courts of appeal and continuing all other courts; providing for the organization, jurisdiction and powers of the supreme court, district courts of appeal, and other constitutional courts, including as to the supreme court authority to adopt rules regulating the practice and procedure in all courts and jurisdiction over admission to the practice of law and discipline of persons admitted, and authority in the chief justice temporarily to assign justices and judges to other courts; prescribing eligibility requirements for justices and certain judges and prohibiting them from certain activities; providing for salaries or compensation and expenses and for the retirement, suspension and removal of justices and judges; providing for an additional judge for the Forth Judicial Circuit to reside in Duval County and also for the judicial circuit wherein the State Capital is located; providing for certain changes with reference to the Court of Record of Escambia County; omitting repealed, superseded or obsolete provisions of Article V and continuing all other provisions and revisions in form or arrangement.[1][3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 St. Petersburg Times, "Sample Ballot," November 6, 1956
  2. 2.0 2.1 Florida Constitutional Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-6-56,"
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.