Florida Second Judicial Circuit Judges, Amendment 4 (1952)

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The Florida Second Judicial Circuit Judges Amendment, also known as Amendment 4, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was defeated on November 4, 1952.

This amendment sought to modify Article V of the Florida Constitution to provide for an additional Circuit Judge for the Second Judicial Circuit.[1][2]

Election results

Florida Amendment 4 (1952)
Defeatedd No225,09561.71%
Yes 139,655 38.29%

Official results via: Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1951-1952) (p.344-47)

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

No. 4



Proposing an amendment to article V of the Constitution of the State of Florida by adding thereto an additional section to be numbered by the Secretary of State providing for the additional Circuit Judges for the Second Judicial Circuit embracing the State Capital and for further providing for the appointment by the Governor and confirmation by the Senate of the first such Circuit Judge and his election thereafter.[1][3]

Constitutional changes

The text of the amendment read:

Section __. There shall always be an additional Circuit Judge for the Second Judicial Circuit, embracing the State Capital, in addition to the other judges authorized by this Constitution, to assist in the disposition of a large volume of litigation involving the state, or officer thereof, who shall be appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Senate to serve until the first Tuesday after the first Monday in January 1955. His successor shall be elected in the manner provided by law. Such Circuit Judge shall have the same power, jurisdiction and salary as the other judges of said Circuit.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Sarasota Herald-Tribune, "Sample Ballot," November 4, 1952
  2. 2.0 2.1 Florida Constitutional Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-4-52,"
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.