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preme Court of the United States), John Phillips of Boston (Judge of the Common Pleas Court of Massachusetts, and President of the Senate), Martin of Dorchester, Cummings of Salem (Judge of the Common Pleas), Levi Lincoln of Worcester (afterwards Judge of our Supreme Court and Governor of the Commonwealth), Andrews of Newburyport,he founders of the Constitution intended to put the judiciary on the footing of the fullest independence consistent with their responsibility -no more. Then Mr. Cummings of Salem, afterwards Judge, rose He says:-- In this State, they cannot be removed on address of the Legislature, but with the consent of the Council. Was ome incompetent to discharge their duties. May not the people, by a majority, determine whether judges are incompetent? Mr. Loring says, Show me my crime! Mr. Cummings says, This provision is not intended to embrace cases of crime. Levi Lincoln of Worcester comes next. He was then a Democrat,--since Governor, and Judge: