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House Bill X: The Lower Court Records Act

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on: December 25, 2021, 11:12:47 pm
House Bill X: The Lower Court Records Act
Purpose: To ensure that the High Court is fully aware of the activities of the Lower Courts.
Author: Lord Chief Justice of The Union of Force Tigslarlowducken, with suggestions from The Honourable Representative West Kronisia

Article A: Provisions
1. State courts, also referred to as the Lower Courts, shall be obligated to maintain comprehensive records of their activities.
1.1. These records must be made available to the public within 24 hours of the initiation of any activity listed in Clause 2.
2. The activities which warrant warrant archival are:
2.1. A trial has been initiated.
2.1.1. Trial initiation records should contain a list of the individuals involved in the trial, such as the defendant, plaintiff, counsel, witnesses, presiding official, etc.
2.2. A trial has received a ruling.
2.2.1. Upon the conclusion of a trial, the trial initiation records should be updated to include all evidence and transcripts of the trial, as well as the verdict and sentencing.
2.2.2 For the protection of the jurors, jury deliberation is considered classified material but should still be stored and be made available to the High Court upon request.
2.2.3. Evidence or testimony containing personally-identifying or classified information shall be redacted from public release and considered classified material, but should still be stored and be made available to the High Court upon request.
2.3. A law has been reviewed.
2.3.1. Records from judicial review should include a majority and, if applicable, a minority/dissenting opinion.

Article B: Enforcement
1. The highest-ranking official of a Lower Court is responsible for ensuring that all records are made available to the public within 24 hours, with the exception of trial transcripts, which shall be entered by the Founder.
2. Failure to enter the relevant records within the specified time frame is punishable as nonfeasance.
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