Florida Supreme Court Justices, Amendment 2 (1952)

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The Florida Supreme Court Justices Amendment, also known as Amendment 2, 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 increase the number of Justices on the state Supreme Court to ten, and reforms other rules regarding the judiciary.[1][2]

Election results

Florida Amendment 2 (1952)
Defeatedd No293,47473.92%
Yes 103,531 26.08%

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. 2



Proposing an amendment to Article V relating to the Judicial Department, repealing Sections Two (2), Three (3), Four (4), Five(5), Six(6), Seven (7), Eight (8), Forty-four (44) and Forty-nine (49) thereof and inserting in lieu thereof Sections Numbered Two (2) to Eight (8) inclusive. Said Sections provide for increasing the number of Justices of the Supreme Court to Ten (10) and pertaining to the organization, powers and jurisdictions of the Supreme Court, the assignment of Judges to hear and determine cases and eligibility of retired Justices and Circuit Judges for call to temporary active duty.[1][3]

Constitutional changes

The text of the amendment read:

See also

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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.