Connecticut Judicial Removal, Question 3 (1976)

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Connecticut Question 3 was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Connecticut which was approved on the ballot on November 1976.

  • The amendment was meant to amend the fifth article of the constitution concerning judicial removal.

Election results

Connecticut Question 3 (1976)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 527,198 79.75%
No133,86020.25%

Official results via: Connecticut Secretary of State, "Statement of Vote," accessed August 3, 2013

Text of measure

Article fifth of the constitution is amended by adding a new section to read as follows:

SEC. 7. In addition to removal by impeachment and removal by the governor on the address of two-thirds of each house of the general assembly, judges of all courts, except those courts to which judges are elected, may, in such manner as shall by law be prescribed, be removed or suspended by the supreme court. The general assembly may establish a judicial review council which may also, in such manner as shall by law be prescribed, censure any such judge or suspend any such judge for a definite period not longer than one year.[1][2]

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  1. Connecticut Secretary of State, "1965 Connecticut State Constitution," accessed June 21, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.