Ohio Issue 2, Jurisdiction of the Court of Appeals (1944)

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The Ohio Jurisdiction of the Court of Appeals Amendment was on the November 7, 1944 ballot in Ohio as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1] This amendment adjusts the jurisdiction of the state Court of Appeals.

Election results

Ohio Issue 2 (1944)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 1,279,216 66.87%
No633,81333.13%

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]

Proposing to amend Section 6 of Article IV of the Constitution of the state of Ohio concerning the jurisdiction of the Court of Appeals.

A proposition, by joint resolution of the general assembly of Ohio, proposing to amend section 6 of article IV of the Constitution of the State of Ohio, so that laws may be passed relative to the qualifications of judges of the courts of appeals, and also to provide that courts of appeals shall have such jurisdictions as may be provided by law to review, affirm, modify, set aside or reverse judgments or final orders of boards, commissions, officers, or tribunals, and of courts of record inferior to the court of appeals within the district; and proposes further that no judgement of any court of record entered on the verdict of the jury shall be set aside or reversed on the weight of the evidence except by the concurrence of all three judges of a court of appeals, but that only a majority of such court of appeals shall be necessary to pronounce a decision, make an order or enter judgement, upon all other questions; and further proposes that the chief justice of the supreme court may assign any judge of the court of appeals to any county to hold court and he shall determine the disability or disqualification of any judge of the court of appeals; and proposes further that all laws now in force, not inconsistent herewith, shall continue in force until amended or repealed; provided, that all cases, actions, or proceedings pending before or in any board, commission, officer, tribunal or court on the first day of January, 1945, shall be heard, tried, and reviewed in the same manner and by the same procedure as is now authorized by law.

SCHEDULE

If the voters for the proposal shall exceed those against it, this amendment shall take effect January 1, 1945, and existing section 6 of article IV of the constitution of the state of Ohio shall be repealed and annulled. [4]

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