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Constitution Amendment (Judicial Process)

Overview


Purpose

The amendment seeks to improve the clarity of the Supreme Court's member titles, as well as implement some general changes to make the Article more legible.

Implementation

The amendment shall be implemented immediately.

Authors

Llorens, Antinios & Nangka

Signatories

Antinios & Nangka

Result

Passed by referendum on 18 October 2020. Required a two-thirds majority in favour to pass.

Alans Land
Antinios
Arabian Sicily
Carolia Aurea
Chinese people socialism republic
Culturists
Dyl
Ghillemear
Greens Haven
Greylyn
Grod Island
Guveshko
Indian Socialist Commune
Kavagrad
Labuepe
Lesbicas
Llorens
Manoaf
Masseillyia
Mavri Astro
Nangka
New Russsia
New Samon
Red Wall
Revilluca
Silverfish37
United Zealandic
Vandensia
Vnukansk
Wascoitan
Westperland

Hegele

Agraestan
Drennicka
Kawany
Mexican Communists
Regional Defence Council of Aragon
Ultradical
United Cascadian Peoples

Existing Law


Article V

  1. All judicial authority shall be vested in a tribunal, henceforth known as the Supreme Court

  2. The Supreme Court shall consist of four members, three Justices and one Alternate Justice, appointed by the Secretary

  3. The Justices shall be responsible for:

    1. Handling legal disputes between citizens

    2. Hosting court cases to settle criminal charges

    3. Voting on said criminal charges upon the conclusion of a fair and public hearing

    4. Being the highest authority on the interpretation of all regional law

    5. Internally electing a Justice to serve as Chief Justice

  4. The Alternate Justice shall be responsible for:

    1. Participating in discussions regarding criminal cases, lawsuits and court rulings as a non-voting member of the Supreme Court

    2. Assume the voting responsibility of a Justice whenever one of the Justices cannot place a vote in a criminal case, lawsuit or court ruling due to an absence or a conflict of interest

  5. The Chief Justice shall be responsible for:

    1. Organising and leading discussions on criminal cases, lawsuits and court rulings with the Justices

    2. Communicating information of criminal cases, lawsuits and court rulings to the public

    3. Delegating their responsibilities to another Justice where deemed necessary or beneficial for the management of criminal cases, lawsuits, or court rulings

  6. An appointment of a Justice must be confirmed with a two-thirds majority of electoral citizens in favour

  7. A Justice shall be prohibited from holding any other government portfolio during their tenure

  8. A Justice may be immediately removed through the following process:

    1. A motion shall be endorsed by two Members of the General Assembly or five percent of electoral citizens

    2. A majority of electoral citizens shall vote on whether to remove them in the following manner:

      1. World Assembly citizens shall be permitted to vote in a three-day poll

      2. Military Voting and Dual citizens shall be permitted to vote on the Regional Message Board in the same period

Proposed Law


Article V

  1. All judicial authority shall be vested in a tribunal, henceforth known as the Supreme Court

  2. The Supreme Court shall consist of four Justices, including three Standing Justices and one Alternate Justice, appointed by the Secretary

  3. The Standing Justices shall be responsible for:

    1. Issuing legal rulings as the highest authority on the interpretation of all regional law

    2. Handing down a verdict on each trial upon the conclusion of a fair and public hearing

    3. Internally electing one Standing Justice to serve as Chief Justice, whereafter the other two Standing Justices shall be known as Minor Justices

  4. The Alternate Justice shall have the same responsibilities as the Standing Justices, but shall be a non-voting member in trials and legal rulings, except where:

    1. One of the Standing Justices cannot issue a vote due to absence or a conflict of interest

    2. The vote of the Standing Justices is tied, where they will be required to issue a definitive verdict

  5. The Chief Justice shall be responsible for:

    1. Presiding over the business of trials and legal rulings, including discussions with the other Justices

    2. Communicating relevant information of trials and legal rulings to the public

    3. Delegating the aforementioned responsibilities to another Standing Justice as acting Chief Justice for the duration of a trial or legal ruling when they are absent or have a conflict of interest

  6. An appointment of a Justice must be confirmed with a two-thirds majority of electoral citizens in favour

  7. A Justice shall be prohibited from holding any other government portfolio during their tenure

  8. A Justice may be immediately removed through the following process:

    1. A motion shall be endorsed by twenty-five percent of the General Assembly or five percent of electoral citizens

    2. A majority of electoral citizens shall vote on whether to remove them in the following manner:

      1. World Assembly citizens shall be permitted to vote in a three-day poll

      2. Military Voting and Dual citizens shall be permitted to vote on the Regional Message Board in the same period

  9. The Chief Justice may be immediately replaced with a majority of the Supreme Court in favour of such a motion

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