Executive Order

Executive Order  No. 223: Judicial Nominating Commission

Date: 12/28/1982
Issuer: Edward J. King
Mass Register: No. 345
Revoking: Executive Order 114
Revoking: Executive Order 127
Revoking: Executive Order 151
Revoking: Executive Order 154
Revoking: Executive Order 178

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WHEREAS, the authority of the Governor to nominate and appoint judicial officers is conferred by Part II, Chapter 2, Section 1, Article 9, of the Constitution of the Commonwealth; and

WHEREAS, Governor Edward J. King has chosen to enlist aid to investigate the availability of qualified candidates for judicial office through the vehicle of the Judicial Nominating Commission; and

WHEREAS, in Executive Order No. 151, as amended, Governor King set forth the procedures and principles whereby the said Commission is charged with seeking out and screening applicants of the highest quality, ability and temperament to fill vacancies in the offices of judge and clerk in the courts of the Commonwealth; and

WHEREAS, the Commission has labored diligently and unselfishly, with honor and a conviction to the highest principles and ethics to identify those such candidates; and

WHEREAS, it is appropriate that each individual chief executive officer determine the most proper and efficient method of discharging the duties of office;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Edward J. King, Governor of the Commonwealth, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Supreme Executive Magistrate under the Constitution and Laws of the Commonwealth, do hereby order that:

Executive Orders numbered 114, 127, 151, 154 and 178 are hereby revoked.

Given at the Executive Chamber in Boston this 28th day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and eighty two and of the independence of the United States of America, two hundred and seven.



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