Ohio Extra Judges for the Court of Appeals, Issue 2 (1959)

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The Ohio Extra Judges for Court of Appeals Amendment, also known as Issue 2, was on the November 3, 1959 ballot in Ohio as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1] This amendment allows the Ohio State Legislature to add judges to the Ohio Court of Appeals when needed.

Election results

Ohio Issue 2 (1959)
Approveda Yes 1,028,914 55.95%

Election results via the Ohio Secretary of State.[2]

Text of measure

See also: Ohio Constitution Section 6, Article IV

The language appeared on the ballot as:[3]

Shall the proposed amendment to Article IV, Section 6 of the Constitution to allow laws to be passed increasing the number of judges in a Courts of Appeals where in the volume of business may require such additional judge or judges, and to provide that, in districts having additional judges, three judges shall participate in the hearing and disposition of each case, be adopted?


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