Section 12-18-9

Offices deemed vacant upon retirement of justices of Supreme Court, judges of courts of appeals or judges of circuit courts; filling of vacancies.

Whenever a justice of the Supreme Court or judge of one of the courts of appeals or judge of a circuit court of the state retires pursuant to this article the office then held by him shall become vacant, and the vacancy shall be filled as provided by Constitutional Amendment No. 328 or other applicable provisions of the Constitution.

(Acts 1973, No. 1163, p. 1948, §8.)