Happy Birthday to the Judicial Article of the New Jersey Constitution!

The 1947 Constitution became effective, in general, on January 1, 1948, under Article X, paragraph 5 of that Constitution.  However, Article VI, the judicial Article, did not take effect until September 15, 1948, as stated in Article XI, section IV, paragraph 14. 

Sixty three years later, New Jersey’s judiciary is widely recognized as one of the best, if not the best, in the United States.  Though a cake with sixty three candles might cause a fire, the occasion is worth commemorating and celebrating.  Happy birthday, judicial Article!