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Amendment X: Legal Reform

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on: June 17, 2021, 06:37:53 pm
Amendment X: Article K Revision
Purpose: To revamp crimes and punishments, as well as provide clarification on minor legal details
Author: Tigslarlowducken
Co-Author: Renegalle

Existing Article:
Article A: Citizenship

1. All individuals in the Union are citizens.
2. Citizenship shall entitle individuals to the rights outlined in Article B.
3. Citizenship may only be removed by the Court as a punishment following a criminal trial. Rights of Citizenship may be removed by the Court for the same reason, but only temporarily.
4. Citizenship shall only remain valid as long as the citizen's nation remains in the Union.
5. Citizens residing in the region a representative represents may vote to remove them from office. They shall do so by holding a democratic vote, overseen by the Speaker, in which a simple majority of votes in favor of the removal, within 3 days, is required to remove the Representative. To vote, a citizen must have resided in that region prior to the vote being held.
6. Citizens shall hold the power to force a vote in the House of Representatives on any proposed House Law or Constitutional Amendment. At least five citizens must sign a motion putting forward such a proposal, after which the House shall be obliged to hold a vote on the legislation within one week.

New Article:
Article A: Citizenship

1. All individuals in the Union are citizens.
1.1. Federal citizenship is a prerequisite for citizenship in any Union state or territory.
2. Citizenship shall entitle individuals to the rights outlined in Article B.
3. Citizenship may only be removed by the Court as a punishment following a criminal trial. Rights of Citizenship may be removed by the Court for the same reason, but only temporarily.
3. Citizenship and its associated rights may only be removed by the High Court following a guilty verdict in a court trial.
4. Citizenship shall only remain valid as long as the citizen's nation remains in the Union.
5. Citizens residing in the region a representative represents may vote to remove them from office. They shall do so by holding a democratic vote, overseen by the Speaker, in which a simple majority of votes in favor of the removal, within 3 days, is required to remove the Representative. To vote, a citizen must have resided in that region prior to the vote being held.
6. Citizens shall hold the power to force a vote in the House of Representatives on any proposed House Law or Constitutional Amendment. At least five citizens must sign a motion putting forward such a proposal, after which the House shall be obliged to hold a vote on the legislation within one week.

Existing Article:
Article I: Illegal Activities

1. Treason

1.1. Attempting to or successfully undermining the legitimate government of the Union or its allies.
1.2. Attempting to or successfully harming the people of the Union or the people of the Union's allies.
1.3. Attempting to or successfully raiding or illegally occupying a region of the Union of Force or its allies.

2. Espionage

2.1. Attempting to or successfully accessing sensitive information without prior approval from the Founder or Prime Minister.
2.2. Attempting to or successfully sharing sensitive information without prior approval from the Founder or Prime Minister.

3. Conspiracy

3.1. Collaborating with one or more other citizens to commit any of the activities in this Article.
3.2. Collaborating with one or more foreign nationals to commit any of the activities in this Article.
3.3. Collaborating with a mix of citizens and foreign nationals to commit any of the activities in this Article.

4. Voting Fraud

4.1. Attempting to or successfully undermining the validity of an election through the creation of multiple accounts.
4.2. Attempting to or successfully undermining the validity of an election, referendum, or vote of any other kind by bringing in nations to vote for one or more specific candidates or ideas.
4.3. Attempting to or successfully undermining the validity of an election by means of something other than that mentioned in žI.4.1 and žI.4.2.

5. Perjury

5.1. Lying or willfully deceiving a member of the Court or Jury during a trial or through the providing of fake or manipulated evidence.

6. Nonfeasance and Malfeasance

6.1. Nonfeasance shall be defined as a failure to perform one's responsibilities in any government office.
6.2. Malfeasance shall be defined as violating the Constitution or any other binding law in a manner other than specified in the preceding clauses.

New Article:
Article I: Illegal Activities

1. Treason

1.1. Attempting to or successfully undermining the legitimate government of the Union or its allies.
1.2. Attempting to or successfully harming the people of the Union or the people of the Union's allies.
1.3. Attempting to or successfully raiding or illegally occupying a region of the Union of Force or its allies.

2. Espionage

2.1. Attempting to or successfully accessing and/or sharing sensitive information without prior approval from the Founder or Prime Minister.
2.1.1. Sensitive information must be clearly marked and defined according to standards established by the House of Representatives.
2.2. Attempting to or successfully sharing sensitive information without prior approval from the Founder or Prime Minister.

3. Conspiracy

3.1. Collaborating with one or more other citizens to commit any of the activities in this Article.
3.2. Collaborating with one or more foreign nationals to commit any of the activities in this Article.
3.3. Collaborating with a mix of citizens and foreign nationals to commit any of the activities in this Article.
3.3. Attempting to coerce one or more citizens to commit any of the activities in this Article.
3.4. Attempting to coerce one or more foreign nationals to commit any of the activities in this Article.


4. Voting Fraud

4.1. Attempting to or successfully undermining the validity of an election or referendum through the creation of multiple accounts.
4.2. Attempting to or successfully undermining the validity of an election, referendum, or vote of any other kind by bringing in nations to vote for one or more specific candidates or ideas.
4.3. Attempting to or successfully undermining the validity of an election by means of something other than that mentioned in žI.4.1 and žI.4.2.

4.2. Examples of voter fraud include:
4.2.1. Attempting to or successfully undermining the validity of an election, referendum, or vote of any other kind through the creation of multiple accounts.
4.2.2. Attempting to or successfully undermining the validity of an election, referendum, or vote of any other kind by bringing in nations to vote for one or more specific candidates or ideas.


5. Perjury

5.1. Lying, or willfully deceiving, or willfully attempting to deceive a member of the Court or Jury during a trial or through the providing of fake or manipulated evidence while the member of the Court is attending to their official function(s).

6. Nonfeasance and Malfeasance

6.1. Nonfeasance shall be defined as a failure to perform one's responsibilities in any government office.
6.2. Malfeasance shall be defined as violating the Constitution or any other binding law in a manner other than specified in the preceding clauses.

Existing Article:
Article J: Punishments

1. The crimes of treason and espionage may be punished with:

1.1. Removal of citizenship
1.2. Temporary removal of the ability to vote; for a maximum of 2 years.
1.3. Temporary removal of the right to hold or run for public office; for a maximum of 2 years.

2. The crimes of voting fraud and malfeasance may be punished with:

2.1. Temporary removal of the ability to vote; for a maximum of 1 year.
2.2. Temporary removal of the right to hold or run for public office; for a maximum of 2 years.

3. The crime of nonfeasance may be punished with:

3.1. Temporary removal of the right to hold or run for public office; for a maximum of 6 months.

4. The crimes of perjury and conspiracy to commit perjury may be punished with:

4.1. Temporary removal of the ability to participate as a witness or provider of evidence in any trial; for a maximum of 1 year.
4.2. Temporary removal of the ability to vote; for a maximum of 6 months.

5. The crime of conspiracy to commit treason or espionage may be punished with:

5.1. Removal of citizenship
5.2. Temporary removal of the ability to vote; for a maximum of 1 year.
5.3. Temporary removal of the right to hold or run for public office; for a maximum of 1 year.

6. The crime of conspiracy to commit voting fraud or malfeasance may be punished with:

6.1. Temporary removal of the ability to vote; for a maximum of 6 months.
6.2. Temporary removal of the right to hold or run for public office; for a maximum of 1 year.

7. The crime of conspiracy to commit nonfeasance may be punished with:

7.1. Temporary removal of the right to hold or run for public office; for a maximum of 3 months.

New Article:
Article J: Punishments

1. The crimes of treason and espionage may be punished with:

1.1. Removal of citizenship
1.2. Temporary removal of the ability to vote;, for a maximum of 2 years.
1.3. Temporary removal of the right to hold or run for public office;, for a maximum of 2 years.

2. The crimes of voting fraud and malfeasance may be punished with:

2.1. Temporary removal of the ability to vote;, for a maximum of 1 year.
2.2. Temporary removal of the right to hold or run for public office;, for a maximum of 2 years.

3. The crime of nonfeasance may be punished with:

3.1. Temporary removal of the right to hold or run for public office;, for a maximum of 6 months.

4. The crimes of perjury and conspiracy to commit perjury may be punished with:

4.1. Temporary removal of the ability to participate as a witness or provider of evidence in any trial;, for a maximum of 1 year.
4.2. Temporary removal of the ability to vote;, for a maximum of 6 months.

5. The crime of conspiracy to commit treason or espionage may be punished with:

5.1. Removal of citizenship
5.2. Temporary removal of the ability to vote;, for a maximum of 1 year.
5.3. Temporary removal of the right to hold or run for public office;, for a maximum of 1 year.

6. The crime of conspiracy to commit voting fraud or malfeasance may be punished with:

6.1. Temporary removal of the ability to vote;, for a maximum of 6 months.
6.2. Temporary removal of the right to hold or run for public office;, for a maximum of 1 year.

7. The crime of conspiracy to commit nonfeasance may be punished with:

7.1. Temporary removal of the right to hold or run for public office;, for a maximum of 3 months.
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