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on: August 14, 2021, 04:44:30 am
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Reply #1 on: August 14, 2021, 04:48:39 am
Chief Justice

The Chief Justice is responsible for overseeing the High Court and all cases and requests for review that come to it. They also have duties as a regular Justice, which are explained in the Guide below. The duties of the Chief Justice are as follows:

  • Ensuring that the other Justices respond to requests for review in a timely manner
  • Assigning Justices to preside over trials
  • Assisting in the selection of juries
  • Facilitating discussions over punishments when the jury delivers a guilty verdict

How to Run a Trial:
1. Assign a Justice to preside over the trial. This might not necessarily be yourself
2. Begin creating a pool of jurors for you and the other Justices to choose from
3. Select a jury from the pool
4. Proceed with the trial procedure as outlined in the Constitution


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Reply #2 on: August 14, 2021, 04:56:08 am
Justices

Justices are responsible for maintaining order in the Union by helping with trials and the interpretation of law. The duties of Justices are as follows:

  • Electing from among themselves a Chief Justice at the beginning of each term
  • Accepting or denying cases on the grounds of whether or not they are legally sound
  • Determining a reasonable punishment for a guilty party
  • Determining the legality of various laws based upon Constitutional grounds (specifically Article D)
  • Having a strong grasp of the law and guiding citizens unfamiliar with it
  • Determining whether the grounds for impeachment are sound for all cases of impeachment except those of Justices

Determining Legality:
The most common occurrence during your tenure as a Justice is almost undoubtedly going to be the act of determining legality. You can either start this yourself or a citizen might start the proceedings for you. Determining legality is very simple. Carefully examine all the wording of the document in question and compare it to both the Constitution as well as any existing House Laws or Executive Orders. Remember that Executive Orders may not contradict House Law and that House Law may not contradict the Constitution. If two House Laws contradict each other, strike them both down.

Resources:
1. Constitution
2. House Bills
3. Executive Orders