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AGO Opinions with Topic: COUNTY NOT UNDER 1961 JUSTICE COURT ACT
AGO 1964 No. 132 >  December 22, 1964
COURTS - COUNTY NOT UNDER 1961 JUSTICE COURT ACT - JUSTICE OF THE PEACE - AUTHORITY TO HOLD COURT ONLY IN PRECINCT - COUNTY COMMISSIONERS - AUTHORITY TO FILL VACANCY IN OFFICE OF JUSTICE OF THE PEACE
COURTS ‑- COUNTY NOT UNDER 1961 JUSTICE COURT ACT ‑- JUSTICE OF THE PEACE ‑- AUTHORITY TO HOLD COURT ONLY IN PRECINCT ‑- COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ‑- AUTHORITY TO FILL VACANCY IN OFFICE OF JUSTICE OF... (1) A justice of the peace is not authorized to hold court outside his precinct in a county which has not adopted the 1961 justice court act. (2) The board of county commissioners of such a county may appoint a justice of the peace for a precinct which has never previously had a justice of the peace if a vacancy exists in such office. (3) A justice of the peace may be elected and qualified in a rural precinct notwithstanding the fact that it only has five registered voters.
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