Whenever the judge of the superior court of any county, elected or appointed under
the provisions of this Constitution shall have qualified the several causes then pending
in the district court of the territory except such causes as would have been within
the exclusive jurisdiction of the United States district court had such court existed
at the time of the commencement of such causes, within such county, and the records,
papers and proceedings of said district court, and the seal and other property pertaining
thereto, shall pass into the jurisdiction and possession of the superior court for
such county. And where the same judge is elected for two or more counties, it shall be the duty
of the clerk of the district court having custody of such papers and records to transmit
to the clerk of such county, or counties, other than that in which such records are
kept the original papers in all cases pending in such district court and belonging
to the jurisdiction of such county or counties together with transcript of so much
of the records of said district court as relate to the same; and until the district
courts of the Territory shall be superseded in manner aforesaid, the said district
courts and the judges thereof, shall continue with the same jurisdiction and powers,
to be exercised in the same judicial districts respectively, as heretofore constituted
under the laws of the Territory. Whenever a quorum of the judges of the supreme court of the state shall have been
elected and qualified, the causes then pending in the supreme court of the Territory,
except such causes as would have been within the exclusive jurisdiction of the United
States, circuit court had such court existed at the time of the commencement of such
causes, and the papers, records and proceedings of said court and the seal and other
property pertaining thereto, shall pass into the jurisdiction and possession of the
supreme court of the state, and until so superseded, the supreme court of the Territory
and the judges thereof, shall continue with like powers and jurisdiction as if this
Constitution had not been adopted.
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