As many of you may be aware, I have been drafting a complete revision of Article III of the Constitution; now that it has had extensive review and commentary by the legal community, and I have completed my proof reading, I feel it’s time to release it to the public and get your commentary before having the legislature propose it! If you spot a grammatical error or something, please tag me in your reply.
Altered number of judges on each court
Tweaked SC jurisdiction
Established some cool writs
SC makes rules of procedure and the legislature confirms them
All warrants require an oath of affirmation and a better statement of facts and evidence
SWs more clearly (they already did require this but now I spelled it out) require PC of not just a crime, but that the place/person to be searched has contraband, evidence, etc. from that crime
AWs are capped at one hour in prison now, and essentially have a double jeopardy protection in them
Court orders better defined by category
State can no longer appeal in criminal cases unless they were subject to prejudicial misconduct
A verdict of not guilty in criminal court is absolute
Trial by jury is no longer an option for civil cases following the results of this poll
“The judicial power shall extend to actual cases involving parties who are all citizens of the state…”
So does this mean the State can’t pursue criminal charges against a tourist?
Additionally, say you’re a citizen and find out that the DOJ is going to take you to court. In order to avoid this you get rid of your citizen badge as well as leave the group. Would this make it where they can’t get convicted?
“1. Except in ex parte and criminal proceedings, a party bringing forth a suit must have sustained an injury-in-fact and prove its causation to hold standing in the suit.”
would remove or alter to allow for direct sc petitions for valid legal questions
" The Chief Court Justice may nullify any warrant as they see fit, so long as the justification for such (which must be noted on/with the warrant) is not otherwise unlawful, such as corruption."
please remove this, allow the person to appeal via normal means, allows for opportunities for abuse
" While the State’s legal system shall always be transparent and open to the public, this does not preclude judges or justices from sequestering jurors or witnesses when the need arises in an effort to ensure a fair trial."
impossible to enforce
also please remove the oath of office, its cringe and we don’t need it…
I don’t care if it annoys you. If you don’t want to do it then don’t - it’s up to congress at that point to fix via impeaching you. Anyways, It’s been one of the main tasks of the court and helped settle disputes for years so I recommend keeping it.
Just because it works doesn’t mean it’s always good. It opens up the possibility for easy abuse. But, if it really was abused I’m sure the community would dog pile that CCJ so I guess it’s fine to leave.
it’s impossible for a court to properly sequester someone because they can easily switch between discord servers, etc… plus also get DMs… so it’s not effective.
Could you just allow this and if it isn’t good just deny the writ? Making it where you have to go to the DC makes it where interpretations will take even longer to be developed and released as it will take the standard time right now plus the new preliminary time of going through the District Court.