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Part Two The South Dakota Constitution and Commentary, Art.V Judicial Department

From: The South Dakota State Constitution

Patrick M. Garry

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 20 March 2023

The judicial power of the state is vested in a unified judicial system consisting of a Supreme Court, circuit courts of general jurisdiction and courts of limited original jurisdiction as established by the Legislature. The 1972 amendments revised the entire Article IV. In reorganizing the article, the 1972 amendments established a unified judicial system and made numerous changes throughout the Article. In Section 1, the 1972 amendment inserted the language “of general jurisdiction” after the term “circuit courts.” The 1972 amendment also substituted the...
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