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Title (1849-1851) The State of Deseret - Appendix: Constitution and Ordinances (1849-1851)
Subject Law; Legislation--Utah
Description (1849-1851) Collected by Dale L. Morgan, these were published as an appendix to The State of Deseret, 8 Utah Hist. Q. 155-233 (1940), and later reprinted in THE STATE OF DESERET (Logan, Utah: Utah State University Press with the Utah Historical Society, 1987). In 1849 a constitution was drafted for a provisional government organized under the name "State of Deseret." Its legislature met on several occasions from July 2, 1849 until March 28, 1851, when it was dissolved upon announcement of the federal act to establish a territorial government (the "Organic Act").
Publisher Utah State Historical Society
Contributors Morgan, Dale R.
Date 1947
Type Text
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Source Utah Historical Quarterly Volume 8 Numbers 23-24
Language eng
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Holding Institution S.J. Quinney College of Law, The University of Utah, South 1400 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0730.
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Date Created 2005-12-05
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Description 170 Utah Historical Quarterly Sec. 6. Whenever any or either of the Justices of the Supreme Court shall be accused of corruption, bribery, or wilful neglect of duty, the same shall be presented to the President of the Senate, and if he shall consider there is sufficient cause of complaint he or they shall be tried before the Senate, and if found guilty, shall be dismissed from office, and subject to fine or imprisonment as the Senate may deem necessary; and shall also be liable to civil suits for* all damages sustained. Sec. 7. The Supreme Court shall appoint a Clerk of said Court, who shall file a bond in the sum of not exceeding ten thousand dollars, with approved securities, in the office of the Secretary of State, and take an oath of office; whose duty it shall be to keep a faithful record of all the proceedings of said Court, in a book provided for that purpose, to issue all writs and processes that may be ordered or issued by said Court, and pay over and account for all monies that shall come into his hands by virtue of his office, and do such other duties as the Court from time to time shall direct, and shall continue in office during the pleasure of the Court. Sec. 8. The Secretary of State shall provide said Court with an official Seal, at the public expense, which shall contain the words "Supreme Court, State of Deseret," and the Clerk shall place said Seal on all processes or documents issued by the Court. Sec. 9. All persons accused, either in civil or criminal cases, shall have the privilege of being heard themselves, or by proxy, and shall have trial by Jury if they choose. It shall be the duty of the Court to grant a speedy trial, to issue compulsory process for witnesses, and in no case suffer technicalities to frustrate the ends of Justice. The Court or either of its Judges, are to grant writs of Habeas Corpus, and hear and determine the same, on the merits of the case. Sec. 10. The Supreme Court shall hold annual sessions, at the Seat of Government, on the first Monday in November, and such special sessions at such time and place throughout the State, as the press of Judicial business, in their opinion, may require. Sec. 11. The Governor shall have power to appoint a State's Marshall, whose term of office shall continue four years, or during the pleasure of the Governor, and until his successor is appointed and duly qualified,-and the said Marshall, when duly qualified, shall have power to appoint, by and with the consent and approval of the Governor one or more Deputy Marshalls, as the necessity of the case may require. Sec. 12. It shall be the duty of the Marshall, and Deputy Marshalls, to take an oath of office, and each file a bond with approved securities, in a sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars, in the office of the Clerk of the Supreme Court, for the faithful discharge of his or their official duties, which bond or bonds may be
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Source Original Journal: Utah Historical Quarterly The State of Deseret
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Date Created 2005-12-05
Date Modified 2005-12-05
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