Washington Court of Appeals Establishment, SJR 6 (1968)

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The Washington State Court of Appeals Administration Amendment, numbered as Amendment 50, was on the November 5, 1968 ballot in the State of Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.

Amendment 50 added a new section, Section 30, to Article IV of the Washington State Constitution.

Election results

Amendment 50
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 650,025 63.72%
No370,05936.28%

Ballot question


Shall the State Constitution be amended to provide for establishment by the legislature of a state court of appeals with such jurisdiction as may be granted by statute or rules as authorized thereby; providing that the number, manner of election, compensation, term of office, removal and retirement of judges of such court shall be prescribed by statute; and providing that the administration and procedures of the court shall be prescribed by supreme court rules?

Text of Section 30

(1) Authorization. In addition to the courts authorized in section 1 of this article, judicial power is vested in a court of appeals, which shall be established by statute.

(2) Jurisdiction. The jurisdiction of the court of appeals shall be as provided by statute or by rules authorized by statute.

(3) Review of Superior Court. Superior court actions may be reviewed by the court of appeals or by the supreme court as provided by statute or by rule authorized by statute.

(4) Judges. The number, manner of election, compensation, terms of office, removal and retirement of judges of the court of appeals shall be as provided by statute.

(5) Administration and Procedure. The administration and procedures of the court of appeals shall be as provided by rules issued by the supreme court.

(6) Conflicts. The provisions of this section shall supersede any conflicting provisions in prior sections of this article.

Judicial reform in 1968

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