The circuit court shall have like original jurisdiction with the supreme court, and
such appellate jurisdiction as may be provided by law. Such courts shall be composed of such number of judges as may be provided by law,
and shall be held in each county, at least once in each year. The number of circuits, and the boundaries thereof, shall be prescribed by law. Such judges shall be elected in each circuit by the electors thereof, and at such
time and for such term as may be prescribed by law, and the same number shall be elected
in each circuit. Each judge shall be competent to exercise his judicial powers in any circuit. The general assembly may change, from time to time, the number of boundaries of
the circuits. The circuit courts shall be the successors of the district courts, and all cases,
judgments, records, and proceedings pending in said district courts, in the several
counties of any district, shall be transferred to the circuit courts in the several
counties, and be proceeded in as though said district courts had not been abolished,
and the district courts shall continue in existence until the election and qualification
of the judges of the circuit courts.
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