Civil Government of Virginia eBook

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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 194 pages of information about Civil Government of Virginia.

20.  What does redeeming a bond mean?

21.  What is the literary fund?

22.  What is the term of office of the register of the land office?

23.  What other offices does the register of the land office hold?

24.  Mention some of the duties of the register of the land office.

25.  What is the business of the land office?

26.  What are the duties of the superintendent of weights and measures?

27.  What is a patent?

28.  What are the duties of the superintendent of the penitentiary?

29.  What is the penitentiary?

30.  What are the duties of the superintendent of public printing?

31.  How is the commissioner of agriculture and immigration chosen and for how long?

32.  What salary does he receive?

33.  What is the business of the department of agriculture and immigration?

34.  Define statistics.

35.  What do the mining and manufacturing statistics tell?

36.  How many members constitute the State Corporation Commission?

37.  How are they chosen?

88.  What are their qualifications?

39.  What are their duties?

40.  What are internal improvements?

41.  What are State depositaries?

42.  What are the duties of State directors and proxies?

43.  What are domestic corporations? 44.  Define foreign corporations.

45.  Who are the commissioners of the sinking fund?

46.  What are the duties of the commissioners of the sinking fund.

47.  What officers compose the Board of State Canvassers?

48.  What are the duties of the Board of State Canvassers?

V.

Judiciary department.

Supreme Court of Appeals.

Composed of five judges chosen by joint vote of the two houses of the General Assembly.  Term, twelve years.  Salary:  President, $4,200; other judges, each $4,000.  The judges shall not hold any other office or public trust; shall not practice law.

Qualifications of Judges.  Must have held a judicial station in the United States, or have practiced law for five years.

Sessions.  Shall hold a session annually at Richmond.  Wytheville, and Staunton.

The Judiciary Department is that part of government which is administered by judges.  All the courts of law in the State in which judges sit and hear and decide cases, or all the judges of the State regarded as one body, may be called the judiciary.

The highest court in the State is the Supreme Court of Appeals.  It has five judges, who are elected by the General Assembly and hold office for twelve years.  The five judges appoint one of their number to be president of the court, and they appoint or select another who must reside at the seat of government.  While they hold office as judges of the Court of Appeals they are not allowed to practice law—­that is, to act as attorney or counsel (see under Attorney-General, page 29).

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