Louisiana - 11\22\1913

Article 9006.0 [Last Modified: 6/16/2004 1:06:07 AM]


Section 86.0 0 [Last Modified: 6/16/2004 1:05:59 AM]

Art. 86. The Supreme Court shall be composed of one Chief Justice and four Associate Justices, a majority of whom shall constitute a quorum. The Chief Justice and Associate Justices shall each receive a salary of not less than Five Thousand Dollars per annum, payable monthly on his own warrant. They shall each be elected for a term of twelve years. In case of death, resignation, retirement, or removal from office of any Justice, the vacancy shall be filled by the selection by the Court of a JUDGE of one of the Courts of Appeal from a Supreme Court District other than that in which such vacancy shall occur until the next ensuing congressional election, when it shall be filled by election for a full term of twelve years. They shall be citizens of the United States and of this State, over thirty-five years of age, learned in the law, and shall have practices law in his State for ten years preceding their election or appointment. The Chief Justice or any of the Associate Justices of the Supreme Court may retire on full pay when he shall have reached seventy-five years of age, provided said Justice has served continually, not less than fifteen years prior to his said retirement. The Legislature shall provide by proper appropriation for the salaries of retired Justices in the same manner as it provides for other judicial expenses.