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Washington Judicial Duties, HJR 6 (1962)

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Amendments
The Washington State Judicial Duties Amendment, numbered as Amendment 38, was on the November 6, 1962 ballot in the State of Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.

Amendment 38 added a new Section 2(a) to Article IV of the Washington State Constitution.

Election results

Amendment 38
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 539,800 69.51%
No236,80530.49%

Constitutional changes

The language of the new section is, "When necessary for the prompt and orderly administration of justice a majority of the Supreme Court is empowered to authorize judges or retired judges of courts of record of this state, to perform, temporarily, judicial duties in the Supreme Court, and to authorize any superior court judge to perform judicial duties in any superior court of this state."

Ballot question


Shall Article IV of the State Constitution be amended by adding a new section providing that when necessary for the prompt and orderly administration of justice a majority of the supreme court is empowered to authorize judges of courts of record in this state to perform, temporarily, judicial duties in the supreme court, and to authorize any superior court judge to perform judicial duties in any superior court of this state?

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