Maine Revised Statutes

§6. Active Retired Justices

Any Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court, who has retired from the court under this chapter in effect prior to December 1, 1984, or any Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court who retires or terminates his service on the court in accordance with chapter 27, except for a disability retirement, is eligible for appointment as an Active Retired Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court as provided. The Governor may, subject to review by the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over judiciary and to confirmation by the Legislature, appoint any eligible justice as an Active Retired Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court for a term of 7 years, unless sooner removed, and that justice may be reappointed for a like term. Any justice so appointed and designated shall thereupon constitute a part of the court from which he has retired and shall have the same jurisdiction and be subject to the same restrictions therein as before retirement, except that he shall act only in the cases and matters and hold court only at the terms and times as he may be directed and assigned to by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court. The Chief Justice is empowered and authorized to assign and designate any such Active Retired Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court as to his services and may direct as to which term of the Law Court he shall attend, and order him to hear all matters and issue all orders, notices, decrees and judgments in vacation that any Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court is authorized to hear or issue. [1983, c. 853, Pt. C, §§ 6, 18 (AMD).]

SECTION HISTORY
1967, c. 544, §1 (AMD). 1969, c. 466, §2 (AMD). 1975, c. 771, §17 (AMD). 1983, c. 853, §§C6,18 (AMD).

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