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Cabinet News / Roleplay Report 1-13
« on: January 14, 2021, 12:48:52 am »
I honestly do not have much to say as the ministry has been mostly inactive. I have been juggling the duty of Speaker of the House with an inactive House and running an election.

However, under my discretion I have allowed the military technology to be put up to date (1801 standards) as well as allowed Tigslarlowducken to continue moderating a war with Illyrus and neighboring tribes.

I would like to, since elections are almost done and I am back into a groove with school, once again spend a half hour a day in Roleplay getting work done.

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Past Elections / Debate: Midterm Elections, January 2021
« on: January 04, 2021, 11:34:00 pm »
Debate: Midterm Elections, January 2021

Debate closes on January 7th at 11:34PM EST.
Brief Overview

The Debate period is intended to be a time in which citizens can assess the competence of candidates running for office and make an informed decision in the voting period that follows. All citizens may ask questions to the candidates and while the candidates are not legally bound to answering these questions, it is highly encouraged. Candidates are however legally bound to answer all questions asked of them by the Founder or Speaker.

Candidates for House Representative
Pridnestrovskaia Moldavskaia (Force)
Kronisia (Force)
Sidervida (Force)
Tigslarlowducken (Force)
Xenomenadra (Force)
Mentago (Force)
Caduceo (Force)

Candidates for Justice
Tigslarlowducken (Force)
Pridnestrovskaia Moldavskaia (Force)
Yamatochi (Force)

Relevant Law

1. As a candidate, you are required to answer all questions asked to you by the Founder (Renegalle) and the Speaker of the House (Alemputo) during this Debate or you will be automatically disqualified (§B.4.1).

Required: Questions for all House of Representatives Candidates

1. Which House Bills do you plan to pass and/or repeal? Why?
It is always best to be informed on bills. During your term a house repeal of Bills 52 and 55 may be up for vote.

2. In what ways should the Constitution be amended, if at all? Explain how the changes would improve the current system of governance. It is always best to be informed, so please check the proposed laws and amendments in the House sections of the forums. Some of the amendments that may be put to vote during your term are the Stronger Justice Act, 2nd Revision, The Public Defense Establishment Act, the House Replacement Modification Act, the House Absences amendment, and the comprehensive High Commission and Union Reform Act. With your statements on any additions, provide your opinions on these.

3. What qualifies you to serve in the House? What makes this qualifying?

4. Do you believe that people who make the laws (the Legislative Branch) should also be enforcing the laws (the Judicial Branch)? Do you think that a Prime Minister or Deputy Prime Minister (the Executive Branch) should be able to run for the House of Representatives (the Legislative Branch)? In your ideal picture of Force, can the  Prime Minister be Chief Justice simultaneously, or a Chief Justice be the Speaker of the House simultaneously, or the Speaker of the House be Prime Minister simultaneously?

5. If elected, do you plan on running for Speaker? If so, what makes you a good candidate for this position and if not, who do you think would be a better candidate?

6. How, as a House Representative, would you facilitate activity for new and existing Citizens? What would you do to combat regional inactivity?

7. Do you plan to facilitate a better working relationship between the House and Cabinet? If not, why do you think the House and the Cabinet should be separate? If so, explain how you would do so, and how it would work.

Required: Questions for all Court Justice candidates

1. The Justices are responsible for deciding the punishment for a person found guilty, following a trial. You are required to do this with the advice of the Jury. Keeping that in mind, how would you balance your own thoughts on how harsh punishment should be with the Jury's recommendation?

2. The Justices are responsible for determining whether any laws contradict the Constitution. With this power in mind, what method(s) would you use to come to a decision as to the legality of a law? If a law was not necessarily illegal but went against the character of the Constitution, would you consider that fairgrounds for it to be overturned?

3. Do you believe it is more important to take your time when deciding the verdict for a case, even if it means the guilty party goes longer without punishment, or do you believe it is more important to quickly decide on a verdict, even if it means the punishment may not be as suitable as otherwise? What factors would tilt this more in favor of one or the other?

4. Similarly to question two, if a case was brought to the court against someone who had not necessarily done something that was illegal, but went against the character of the Constitution, would you consider that fairgrounds for the case to be considered?

5. How, as a Justice, would you facilitate activity for new and existing Citizens? What would you do to combat regional inactivity?

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Past Elections / Candidacy Announcements: Midterm Elections, January 2021
« on: January 01, 2021, 02:27:43 pm »
Candidacy Announcements: Midterm Elections, January 2021

Candidacy Announcements close on January 4th at 2:30 PM EST.


Up for Election: A total of eight House of Representative seats from the capital region of Force and three Justice offices.

House Representatives

Responsibilities and Privileges: The House of Representatives holds three distinct powers: the ability to pass laws to complement and expand upon the Constitution (but not contradict it), the ability to begin the amendment process (all Constitutional Amendments must start in and be approved by the House, before going to the citizenry for a vote), and the ability to remove government officials who fail to perform their responsibilities adequately or misuse their power (including the Prime Minister and members of the Court).

Term Length: 4 months

Justices

Responsibilities and Privileges: The Court Justices shall be responsible for overseeing and ensuring the speedy delivery of justice in trials, delivering verdicts on court cases, and judging the legality of passed House Bills. There are three justices on the Court.

Term Length: 2 months

Official Candidacy Form:

Candidacy must be filed using this official form; other formats will not be accepted. The House of Representatives is only open to Force residents. Justices are open to any citizen of the Force Union.

For House Representatives:
Nation:
Region:
Political Party:
Position Seeking: House Representative

For Justices:
Nation:
Region:
Position Seeking:

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Cabinet News / Roleplay Report 12-29
« on: December 29, 2020, 02:32:19 pm »
The Roleplay ministry has been working hard at getting applications and updating the map. We have been working on role playing with Illyrus, which is having some civil conflict at the moment, as well as with discussions how espionage and the military can be tweaked. I would like to, by the end of this week, actually Roleplay as Alemputo.

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Representative Proposals / Amendment X - Stronger Justice Act, 2nd Revision
« on: December 26, 2020, 12:33:31 am »
Amendment X: Stronger Justice Act, 2nd Revision

Author/s: Caduceo, as well as revisions by Salibaic and Drew Durnil


Existing Article; Article F: The Court

1. The Court shall consist of three or five justices.
2. At the beginning of each elected term, the Justices shall elect from among themselves a Chief Justice, who shall be responsible for ensuring that all responsibilities of the Court are upheld.
3. Any citizen may bring a case before the Court. The Justices collectively shall hold the responsibility of deciding whether or not to hear the case. They may only deny a case if it accuses the defendant of an action which is not illegal under any law or statute which applies to them in the Union or which has been found legal by precedent of another case that, except for those involved, was identical.
            3.1. If a case brought to the Court indicts a justice, that justice must recuse themselves from involvement in all stages of that case. The Founder must appoint a special justice to temporarily fulfill their role for that case.
4. If the case shall be heard, the defendant is required to enter a plea of guilt, innocence, or no contest within a week of the case's acceptance.
            4.1. A plea of guilt will skip a trial and move directly to sentencing.
            4.2. A plea of innocence shall move forward with a trial.
            4.3. A plea of no contest means that you do not admit guilt or innocence. The case will move before the justices for sentencing.
5. Each case in which a plea of not guilty was entered into the record shall be heard by a jury of 3 citizens selected at random by the Justices. The following are prohibited from serving on a jury: the defendant, the plaintiff, any citizen currently on trial or that has charges pending, any close personal friends, or any citizen who has served on a jury in the past 3 months.
6. A maximum of two court cases may be heard at one time, based upon the seriousness of the accusation(s). A queue shall be created if more than two cases are pending.
7. The Chief Justice shall oversee all trials except in the case of clause 3.1, in this case the Court may nominate any other justice not indicted or involved to lead the trial. Each trial shall consist of three stages: opening statements, witness testimony and/or the presentation of evidence, and closing arguments. The trial must be accessible for viewership by all citizens.
            7.1. Opening statements shall consist of statements by both the plaintiff and the defendant presenting their respective arguments and an overview, from their perspectives, of the case at hand.
            7.2. Witness testimony shall consist of bringing in outside individuals with firsthand knowledge of the alleged wrongdoing or lack thereof to testify. The presentation of evidence shall consist of the presentation of evidence to justify or refute the case at hand. Both the plaintiff and the defendant may choose to bring people or evidence forth for this stage.
            7.3. Closing arguments shall consist of arguments by both the plaintiff and the defendant to reiterate their arguments. This may include refuting the testimony of witnesses or evidence from the previous stage. The defendant shall be entitled to deliver the last closing argument. Once closing arguments have concluded, the case shall move to the jury for deliberation.
8. The Jury shall have 3 days to determine, with a simple majority, whether the defendant is guilty or innocent. If they are considering voting guilty, a jury member must ensure that they have no reasonable doubt about that guilt before voting. Alongside their vote, they must provide fair reasoning for their decision.
9. The Justices collectively shall hold the responsibility of handing out a punishment to a defendant if they are found guilty or plead no contest.
            9.1. Unanimous consensus among the justices (not including a recused justice, if there is one) shall be required to select a punishment for the guilty party. The Chief Justice must ensure consensus is reached on an appropriate punishment within 3 days of the guilty verdict. If a unanimous consensus cannot be reached after 3 days, a majority in favor shall suffice.
            9.2. The punishment must be fair and appropriate for the crime committed, as outlined in Article J.
10. Any person convicted of a crime may petition the Court for a new trial based on new evidence.
            10.1. On appeal, the Founder will appoint a special team of 3 justices to oversee the trial. This special team shall operate under the normal rules for a trial.
            10.2. No jury member who served in the original trial shall be allowed to participate in a new trial.
            11. The Justices shall hold the sole authority to judge the legality of all House Laws (excluding Constitutional amendments) and Territorial Laws. They shall provide a public statement on the legality of each of these laws within a week of their passage. They shall also hold the authority to judge the legality of executive and treaty law, though they are not required to provide statements on their legality.
            11.1. All three Justices must present their individual verdict in a public statement.
            11.2. A simple majority among the justices shall be required to find a law unconstitutional.
            11.3. If they judge a law to be unconstitutional, they must suspend it, in its entirety, providing a comprehensive legal argument to explain the reasons for its unconstitutionality.
12. The Prime Minister may issue a pardon to anyone convicted of a crime, effectively canceling that person's sentence, provided that the person is not themselves, a close friend of theirs, or an associate in government. They may only issue a pardon once per term.

New Article; Article F: The Court

1. The Court shall consist of three or five justices.
2. At the beginning of each elected term, the Justices shall elect from among themselves a Chief Justice, who shall be responsible for ensuring that all responsibilities of the Court are upheld.
3. Any citizen may bring a case before the Court. The Justices collectively shall hold the responsibility of deciding whether or not to hear the case. They may only deny a case if it accuses the defendant of an action which is not illegal under any law or statute which applies to them in the Union or which has been found legal by precedent of another case that, except for those involved, was identical.
            3.1. If a case brought to the Court indicts a justice, that justice must recuse themselves from involvement in all stages of that case. The Founder must appoint a special justice to temporarily fulfill their role for that case.
4. If the case shall be heard, the defendant is required to enter a plea of guilt, innocence, or no contest within a week of the case's acceptance.
            4.1. A plea of guilt will skip a trial and move directly to sentencing.
            4.2. A plea of innocence shall move forward with a trial.
            4.3. A plea of no contest means that you do not admit guilt or innocence. The case will move before the justices for sentencing.
5. Each case in which a plea of not guilty was entered into the record shall be heard by a jury of 3 citizens selected at random by the Justices. The following are prohibited from serving on a jury: the defendant, the plaintiff, or any citizen currently on trial or that has charges pending. any close personal friends, or any citizen who has served on a jury in the past 3 months.
6. A maximum of two three court cases may be heard at one time, based upon the seriousness of the accusation(s). A queue shall be created if more than two three cases are pending.
            6.1. If there are more than the minimum three Justices available, then the limit defined in clause 6 will increase by one for every additional Justice over the minimum three Justices, up to a maximum of five court cases being heard at one time.
7. The Chief Justice shall oversee all trials except in the case of clause 3.1, in this case the Court may nominate any other justice not indicted or involved to lead the trial. Each trial shall consist of three stages: opening statements, witness testimony and/or the presentation of evidence, and closing arguments. The trial must be accessible for viewership by all citizens.
            7.1. Opening statements shall consist of statements by both the plaintiff and the defendant presenting their respective arguments and an overview, from their perspectives, of the case at hand.
            7.2. Witness testimony shall consist of bringing in outside individuals with firsthand knowledge of the alleged wrongdoing or lack thereof to testify. The presentation of evidence shall consist of the presentation of evidence to justify or refute the case at hand. Both the plaintiff and the defendant may choose to bring people or evidence forth for this stage.
            7.3. Closing arguments shall consist of arguments by both the plaintiff and the defendant to reiterate their arguments. This may include refuting the testimony of witnesses or evidence from the previous stage. The defendant shall be entitled to deliver the last closing argument. Once closing arguments have concluded, the case shall move to the jury for deliberation.
8. The Jury shall have 3 days or until all Jury members have voted, to determine with a simple majority, whether the defendant is guilty or innocent with a simple majority. If they are considering voting guilty, a jury member must ensure that they have no reasonable doubt about that guilt before voting. Alongside their vote, they must provide fair reasoning for their decision.
9. The Justices collectively shall hold the responsibility of handing out a punishment to a defendant if they are found guilty or plead no contest.
            9.1. Unanimous consensus among the justices (not including a recused justice, if there is one) shall be required to select a punishment for the guilty party. The Chief Justice must ensure consensus is reached on an appropriate punishment within 3 days or until a unanimous consensus is reached of the guilty verdict. If a unanimous consensus cannot be reached after 3 days, a majority in favor shall suffice.
            9.2. The punishment must be fair and appropriate for the crime committed, as outlined in Article J.
10. Any person convicted of a crime may petition the Court for a new trial based on new evidence.
            10.1. On appeal, the Founder will appoint a special team of 3 justices to oversee the trial. This special team shall operate under the normal rules for a trial.
            10.2. No jury member who served in the original trial shall be allowed to participate in a new trial.
            11. The Justices shall hold the sole authority to judge the legality of all House Laws (excluding Constitutional amendments) and Territorial Laws. They shall provide a public statement on the legality of each of these laws within a week of their passage. They shall also hold the authority to judge the legality of executive and treaty law, though they are not required to provide statements on their legality.
            11.1. All three Justices must present their individual verdict in a public statement.
            11.2. A simple majority among the justices shall be required to find a law unconstitutional.
            11.3. If they judge a law to be unconstitutional, they must suspend it, in its entirety, providing a comprehensive legal argument to explain the reasons for its unconstitutionality.
12. The Prime Minister may issue a pardon to anyone convicted of a crime, effectively canceling that person's sentence, provided that the person is not themselves, a close friend of theirs, or an associate in government. They may only issue a pardon once per term.
12. The Prime Minister may issue a partial or absolute pardon to anyone convicted of a crime, provided that the person is not themselves or someone currently serving a sentence for committing Treason or Espionage. They may only issue up to two pardons per term.
            12.1. Citizens currently serving a punishment for committing Conspiracy, Malfeasance, or Voting Fraud may only receive a partial pardon, which can effectively cancel half of their remaining sentence.
            12.2. Citizens currently serving a punishment for committing any crime except Conspiracy, Malfeasance, Voting Fraud, Treason, or Espionage may receive either a partial pardon or an absolute pardon, which effectively cancels that person's sentence.
            12.3. Pardoned Citizens may not receive any form of pardon within four months of their previous pardon.
            12.4. Citizens cannot be pardoned before a conviction or if they are on trial.


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 territory 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 §I.4.1 and §I.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 territory 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 §I.4.1 and §I.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.
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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.
7. Contempt of Court
            7.1. Contempt of Court shall be defined as purposefully offending, disobeying, disrespecting, or insulting a court of law and/or its Justices in their presence.
            7.2. Purposefully disruptive behavior during a trial shall also be considered Contempt of Court.


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.
8. The crimes of contempt of court and conspiracy to commit contempt of court may be punished with:
            8.1. Temporary removal of the ability to vote; for a maximum of 2 months.



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Representative Proposals / Amendment 31 - Constitutionality of Raiding
« on: November 28, 2020, 07:39:40 pm »
Amendment 31 -  Constitutionality of Raiding
Authored by Drew Durnil with assistance by Salibaic

Existing Article I
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 territory 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 §I.4.1 and §I.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.


Proposed Article I
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 territory 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 §I.4.1 and §I.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.

7. Raiding
7.1. Raiding shall be defined as any military or other action which interferes with the sovereignty of any region outside of Force, except for the encouragement of referendums of regions to join the Union of Force.



Existing Article J
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.


Proposed Article J
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.

8. The crime of Raiding may be punished with:
8.1. Removal of citizenship
8.2. Permanent removal of the right to hold or run for public office.
8.3. Permanent removal of the ability to vote.
8.4. Banishment from Force and its territories.



Existing Article K
Article K: Territories

1. The Union shall consist of territories, all (except military occupations) subject to the Constitution, House Law, Executive Law (where applicable), and Treaty Law.
1.1. All territories may by law establish courts.
1.1.1. These courts may only try crimes which are illegal in that territory, but not on a federal level. Only the Union High Court may try federal crimes.
1.1.2. Punishments for these crimes must be in line with the Union Constitution and may only remove privileges which exist within that territory and not on a federal level.

2. The Founder may create, remove, annex, combine, or disassociate any territories from the Union, except for the capital territory and states, at their discretion.

3. Territorial classifications (except those defined herein), with differing levels of sovereignty, may be created, modified, or removed at the discretion of the Founder or High Commissioner.
3.1. All territories, except the capital territory and states, may have their classifications modified at the discretion of the Founder. The capital territory and states may only have their classifications modified by an amendment to this Constitution.

4. The Founder may appoint and dismiss, at their discretion, a High Commissioner, who shall be charged with overseeing the affairs of the Union's territories. This shall include coordinating inter-union functions, tending to any issues that the territories may encounter, and ensuring that the law is upheld within them.
4.1. Each State and any other territories where it is deemed necessary shall have a viceroy, nominated by the High Commissioner and approved by the Founder.
4.2. Each Viceroy shall act as the official Union Representative to that territory, tasked with routinely reporting to the High Commissioner on that territory's activity, progress, and issues. They shall additionally be responsible for communicating to that territory important messages from the federal government, including the start of different stages in federal elections, voting on amendments, the release of The Force Flyer, and inter-union events.
4.3. Each Viceroy shall be the head of that territory's military and intelligence forces (if they exist), unless otherwise tasked by order of the Founder or High Commissioner, and must be given access to that territory's governmental meeting place(s).

5. The Capital Territory shall be the seat of the Federal Government and be administered solely by it.
5.1. Force is the only capital territory.

6. States shall exist as semi-sovereign entities. Each of them may form their own governments with power over all matters, except those concerning foreign relations and defense. The Founder or High Commissioner may grant these restricted powers to a State Government at their discretion.
6.1. RGBN and Heart are the only states.

7. Provinces shall exist as semi-sovereign entities. They may be led by a Governor, appointed by the Founder, put under direct Federal Government control at the order of the same, or have their own governments with power over all matters, except those concerning foreign relations and defense.

8. Military occupations shall be a special classification of territory where residents shall not hold Union citizenship and where usual laws shall not apply. They shall be subject solely to the orders of the Founder or a Military Governor appointed by the Founder to oversee them.


Proposed Article K
Article K: Territories

1. The Union shall consist of territories, all (except military occupations) (except military deployment areas) subject to the Constitution, House Law, Executive Law (where applicable), and Treaty Law.
1.1. All territories may by law establish courts.
1.1.1. These courts may only try crimes which are illegal in that territory, but not on a federal level. Only the Union High Court may try federal crimes.
1.1.2. Punishments for these crimes must be in line with the Union Constitution and may only remove privileges which exist within that territory and not on a federal level.

2. The Founder may create, remove, annex, combine, or disassociate any territories from the Union, except for the capital territory and states, at their discretion.

3. Territorial classifications (except those defined herein), with differing levels of sovereignty, may be created, modified, or removed at the discretion of the Founder or High Commissioner.
3.1. All territories, except the capital territory and states, may have their classifications modified at the discretion of the Founder. The capital territory and states may only have their classifications modified by an amendment to this Constitution.

4. The Founder may appoint and dismiss, at their discretion, a High Commissioner, who shall be charged with overseeing the affairs of the Union's territories. This shall include coordinating inter-union functions, tending to any issues that the territories may encounter, and ensuring that the law is upheld within them.
4.1. Each State and any other territories where it is deemed necessary shall have a viceroy, nominated by the High Commissioner and approved by the Founder.
4.2. Each Viceroy shall act as the official Union Representative to that territory, tasked with routinely reporting to the High Commissioner on that territory's activity, progress, and issues. They shall additionally be responsible for communicating to that territory important messages from the federal government, including the start of different stages in federal elections, voting on amendments, the release of The Force Flyer, and inter-union events.
4.3. Each Viceroy shall be the head of that territory's military and intelligence forces (if they exist), unless otherwise tasked by order of the Founder or High Commissioner, and must be given access to that territory's governmental meeting place(s).

5. The Capital Territory shall be the seat of the Federal Government and be administered solely by it.
5.1. Force is the only capital territory.

6. States shall exist as semi-sovereign entities. Each of them may form their own governments with power over all matters, except those concerning foreign relations and defense. The Founder or High Commissioner may grant these restricted powers to a State Government at their discretion.
6.1. RGBN and Heart are the only states.

7. Provinces shall exist as semi-sovereign entities. They may be led by a Governor, appointed by the Founder, put under direct Federal Government control at the order of the same, or have their own governments with power over all matters, except those concerning foreign relations and defense.

8. Military occupations shall be a special classification of territory where residents shall not hold Union citizenship and where usual laws shall not apply. They shall be subject solely to the orders of the Founder or a Military Governor appointed by the Founder to oversee them.

8. The region of Zone shall be classified as a military deployment area and shall not be subject to the Force constitution or house law. While residents are still classified as Union citizens, usual Force laws will not apply and will be subject solely to orders by the Founder or a Military Deployment Commander appointed by the Founder to oversee it.

9. No foreign citizen or resident shall be forced under a military or other occupation by Force and its territories.


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Representative Proposals / Amendment 30 - Stronger Justice Act Revised
« on: November 28, 2020, 07:16:05 pm »
Amendment X: Stronger Justice Act Revised

Author/s: Caduceo, as well as revisions by Salibaic and Drew Durnil


Existing Article; Article F: The Court

1. The Court shall consist of three or five justices.
2. At the beginning of each elected term, the Justices shall elect from among themselves a Chief Justice, who shall be responsible for ensuring that all responsibilities of the Court are upheld.
3. Any citizen may bring a case before the Court. The Justices collectively shall hold the responsibility of deciding whether or not to hear the case. They may only deny a case if it accuses the defendant of an action which is not illegal under any law or statute which applies to them in the Union or which has been found legal by precedent of another case that, except for those involved, was identical.
            3.1. If a case brought to the Court indicts a justice, that justice must recuse themselves from involvement in all stages of that case. The Founder must appoint a special justice to temporarily fulfill their role for that case.
4. If the case shall be heard, the defendant is required to enter a plea of guilt, innocence, or no contest within a week of the case's acceptance.
            4.1. A plea of guilt will skip a trial and move directly to sentencing.
            4.2. A plea of innocence shall move forward with a trial.
            4.3. A plea of no contest means that you do not admit guilt or innocence. The case will move before the justices for sentencing.
5. Each case in which a plea of not guilty was entered into the record shall be heard by a jury of 3 citizens selected at random by the Justices. The following are prohibited from serving on a jury: the defendant, the plaintiff, any citizen currently on trial or that has charges pending, any close personal friends, or any citizen who has served on a jury in the past 3 months.
6. A maximum of two court cases may be heard at one time, based upon the seriousness of the accusation(s). A queue shall be created if more than two cases are pending.
7. The Chief Justice shall oversee all trials except in the case of clause 3.1, in this case the Court may nominate any other justice not indicted or involved to lead the trial. Each trial shall consist of three stages: opening statements, witness testimony and/or the presentation of evidence, and closing arguments. The trial must be accessible for viewership by all citizens.
            7.1. Opening statements shall consist of statements by both the plaintiff and the defendant presenting their respective arguments and an overview, from their perspectives, of the case at hand.
            7.2. Witness testimony shall consist of bringing in outside individuals with firsthand knowledge of the alleged wrongdoing or lack thereof to testify. The presentation of evidence shall consist of the presentation of evidence to justify or refute the case at hand. Both the plaintiff and the defendant may choose to bring people or evidence forth for this stage.
            7.3. Closing arguments shall consist of arguments by both the plaintiff and the defendant to reiterate their arguments. This may include refuting the testimony of witnesses or evidence from the previous stage. The defendant shall be entitled to deliver the last closing argument. Once closing arguments have concluded, the case shall move to the jury for deliberation.
8. The Jury shall have 3 days to determine, with a simple majority, whether the defendant is guilty or innocent. If they are considering voting guilty, a jury member must ensure that they have no reasonable doubt about that guilt before voting. Alongside their vote, they must provide fair reasoning for their decision.
9. The Justices collectively shall hold the responsibility of handing out a punishment to a defendant if they are found guilty or plead no contest.
            9.1. Unanimous consensus among the justices (not including a recused justice, if there is one) shall be required to select a punishment for the guilty party. The Chief Justice must ensure consensus is reached on an appropriate punishment within 3 days of the guilty verdict. If a unanimous consensus cannot be reached after 3 days, a majority in favor shall suffice.
            9.2. The punishment must be fair and appropriate for the crime committed, as outlined in Article J.
10. Any person convicted of a crime may petition the Court for a new trial based on new evidence.
            10.1. On appeal, the Founder will appoint a special team of 3 justices to oversee the trial. This special team shall operate under the normal rules for a trial.
            10.2. No jury member who served in the original trial shall be allowed to participate in a new trial.
            11. The Justices shall hold the sole authority to judge the legality of all House Laws (excluding Constitutional amendments) and Territorial Laws. They shall provide a public statement on the legality of each of these laws within a week of their passage. They shall also hold the authority to judge the legality of executive and treaty law, though they are not required to provide statements on their legality.
            11.1. All three Justices must present their individual verdict in a public statement.
            11.2. A simple majority among the justices shall be required to find a law unconstitutional.
            11.3. If they judge a law to be unconstitutional, they must suspend it, in its entirety, providing a comprehensive legal argument to explain the reasons for its unconstitutionality.
12. The Prime Minister may issue a pardon to anyone convicted of a crime, effectively canceling that person's sentence, provided that the person is not themselves, a close friend of theirs, or an associate in government. They may only issue a pardon once per term.

New Article; Article F: The Court

1. The Court shall consist of three or five justices.
2. At the beginning of each elected term, the Justices shall elect from among themselves a Chief Justice, who shall be responsible for ensuring that all responsibilities of the Court are upheld.
3. Any citizen may bring a case before the Court. The Justices collectively shall hold the responsibility of deciding whether or not to hear the case. They may only deny a case if it accuses the defendant of an action which is not illegal under any law or statute which applies to them in the Union or which has been found legal by precedent of another case that, except for those involved, was identical.
            3.1. If a case brought to the Court indicts a justice, that justice must recuse themselves from involvement in all stages of that case. The Founder must appoint a special justice to temporarily fulfill their role for that case.
4. If the case shall be heard, the defendant is required to enter a plea of guilt, innocence, or no contest within a week of the case's acceptance.
            4.1. A plea of guilt will skip a trial and move directly to sentencing.
            4.2. A plea of innocence shall move forward with a trial.
            4.3. A plea of no contest means that you do not admit guilt or innocence. The case will move before the justices for sentencing.
5. Each case in which a plea of not guilty was entered into the record shall be heard by a jury of 3 citizens selected at random by the Justices. The following are prohibited from serving on a jury: the defendant, the plaintiff, or any citizen currently on trial or that has charges pending. any close personal friends, or any citizen who has served on a jury in the past 3 months.
6. A maximum of two three court cases may be heard at one time, based upon the seriousness of the accusation(s). A queue shall be created if more than two three cases are pending.
            6.1. If there are more than the minimum three Justices available, then the limit defined in clause 6 will increase by one for every additional Justice over the minimum three Justices, up to a maximum of five court cases being heard at one time.
7. The Chief Justice shall oversee all trials except in the case of clause 3.1, in this case the Court may nominate any other justice not indicted or involved to lead the trial. Each trial shall consist of three stages: opening statements, witness testimony and/or the presentation of evidence, and closing arguments. The trial must be accessible for viewership by all citizens.
            7.1. Opening statements shall consist of statements by both the plaintiff and the defendant presenting their respective arguments and an overview, from their perspectives, of the case at hand.
            7.2. Witness testimony shall consist of bringing in outside individuals with firsthand knowledge of the alleged wrongdoing or lack thereof to testify. The presentation of evidence shall consist of the presentation of evidence to justify or refute the case at hand. Both the plaintiff and the defendant may choose to bring people or evidence forth for this stage.
            7.3. Closing arguments shall consist of arguments by both the plaintiff and the defendant to reiterate their arguments. This may include refuting the testimony of witnesses or evidence from the previous stage. The defendant shall be entitled to deliver the last closing argument. Once closing arguments have concluded, the case shall move to the jury for deliberation.
8. The Jury shall have 3 days or until all Jury members have voted, to determine with a simple majority, whether the defendant is guilty or innocent with a simple majority. If they are considering voting guilty, a jury member must ensure that they have no reasonable doubt about that guilt before voting. Alongside their vote, they must provide fair reasoning for their decision.
9. The Justices collectively shall hold the responsibility of handing out a punishment to a defendant if they are found guilty or plead no contest.
            9.1. Unanimous consensus among the justices (not including a recused justice, if there is one) shall be required to select a punishment for the guilty party. The Chief Justice must ensure consensus is reached on an appropriate punishment within 3 days or until a unanimous consensus is reached of the guilty verdict. If a unanimous consensus cannot be reached after 3 days, a majority in favor shall suffice.
            9.2. The punishment must be fair and appropriate for the crime committed, as outlined in Article J.
10. Any person convicted of a crime may petition the Court for a new trial based on new evidence.
            10.1. On appeal, the Founder will appoint a special team of 3 justices to oversee the trial. This special team shall operate under the normal rules for a trial.
            10.2. No jury member who served in the original trial shall be allowed to participate in a new trial.
            11. The Justices shall hold the sole authority to judge the legality of all House Laws (excluding Constitutional amendments) and Territorial Laws. They shall provide a public statement on the legality of each of these laws within a week of their passage. They shall also hold the authority to judge the legality of executive and treaty law, though they are not required to provide statements on their legality.
            11.1. All three Justices must present their individual verdict in a public statement.
            11.2. A simple majority among the justices shall be required to find a law unconstitutional.
            11.3. If they judge a law to be unconstitutional, they must suspend it, in its entirety, providing a comprehensive legal argument to explain the reasons for its unconstitutionality.
12. The Prime Minister may issue a pardon to anyone convicted of a crime, effectively canceling that person's sentence, provided that the person is not themselves, a close friend of theirs, or an associate in government. They may only issue a pardon once per term.
12. The Prime Minister may issue a partial or absolute pardon to anyone convicted of a crime, provided that the person is not themselves or someone currently serving a sentence for committing Treason or Espionage. They may only issue up to two pardons per term.
            12.1. Citizens currently serving a punishment for committing Conspiracy, Malfeasance, or Voting Fraud may only receive a partial pardon, which can effectively cancel half of their remaining sentence.
            12.2. Citizens currently serving a punishment for committing any crime except Conspiracy, Malfeasance, Voting Fraud, Treason, or Espionage may receive either a partial pardon or an absolute pardon, which effectively cancels that person's sentence.
            12.3. Pardoned Citizens may not receive any form of pardon within four months of their previous pardon.
            12.4. Citizens cannot be pardoned before a conviction or if they are on trial.


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 territory 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 §I.4.1 and §I.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 territory 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 §I.4.1 and §I.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.
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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.
7. Contempt of Court
            7.1. Contempt of Court shall be defined as purposefully offending, disobeying, disrespecting, or insulting a court of law and/or its Justices in their presence.
            7.2. Purposefully disruptive behavior during a trial shall also be considered Contempt of Court.


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.
8. The crimes of contempt of court and conspiracy to commit contempt of court may be punished with:
            8.1. Temporary removal of the ability to vote; for a maximum of 2 months.



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Roleplay / Application for the Ministry of Roleplay
« on: November 11, 2020, 01:49:32 pm »
Hello. I am sorry to all those I have fired. This is part of a standard application process in an attempt to make the Roleplay Ministry as small as possible. I want to eliminate insider knowledge as best as possible, and I figured that not sharing the entirety of the map, as well as keeping the Ministry to solely 5 members would be the best idea to maintain the integrity of the game.

I need members who are willing to discuss some key topics, from how the game should be played, to how fast years should go, to how the military needs to function to make it a fair shot.

The following positions will be considered:
- A statistician, someone who updates stats on the website, and has voting permissions
- A programmer, who updates the website and occasionally stats when the statistician is unavailable. They do not have voting permissions.
- An events idealist, who is willing to get down and dirty in an unbiased fashion to make RP interesting. I will be helping with this one as well so don’t fret that. This position has voting permissions.
- Finally a rules idealist, who comes up with how the game can work. I will be assisting g this position as well so you don’t need to completely rewrite the rules of the game. This position has voting permissions.


I’d like to ask the following questions to anyone who wants to apply for the ministry. Note that I will most likely only be hiring 4 members, of which three will be voting members. Salibaic will be my boss but will not have any ability to intervene in our voting process or our decision making unless we reach an impasse. He has promised to me that he will be oversight and activity monitoring only. I don’t want anyone to specifically say what position they want to take, I will be assigning it based on your answers.

Please answer the following.
What is your nation name and in what area of Force is it located?

What do you feel you can provide if you enter the Ministry of Roleplay?

What is the biggest thing you want to see change in the Roleplay?

What is the biggest thing you want to keep intact in the Roleplay?

Do you think Roleplay should be political or non-political? Should it be at risk to change with each Prime Minister or should it be a nonpartisan and independent part of government?

How do you think the military should work in the RP?

Should there be a limit on policies to limit growth?

What is your worst fear when it comes to the Roleplay? In your everyday as a player, what makes you most concerned?

I would like these questions in by Friday the 12th at 12PM MDST (2PM EST) for these to be considered.

This is a note for Renegalle. Please unpin and close the RP registration which is up by Sumeka.

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Clubs / The Force Furry Association
« on: October 21, 2020, 07:49:31 pm »
This is the official Regional Forum of the Force Furry Association, and acts as the official replacement of the Force Furry Front.

In order to join, you must copy this statement:
I [nation name], agree to join the Force Furry Association, follow its constitution, and obey the officers. In stating this I acknowledge that I am a Force or Force Union Citizen.

Current Members:
Alemputo - Founder
Sidervida - Secretary
Salibaic - President
Krovx Belgium - Vice President
Chundukeratopia
Holy Alerose
Cheems

Constitution of the Force Furry Association

Article I – Name
Section 1. The name of this organization shall be the Force Furry Association of the Union and Surrounding Territiories.

Article II – Purpose
Section 1. The purpose of this organization shall be that the Force Furry Association exists to provide a safe outlet for furries and furry allies within the union. We serve to broaden the horizons of citizens’ understanding and community to help create a greater appreciation of the furries within the union.

Article III – Membership
Section 1. Active members
Active members will be limited to Force and Force Union citizens. Active members will have voting privileges and the right to hold office.
Section 2. Alumni Members
An alumnus member will be a former member of the Force Furry Association who has terminated active membership or has left Force or the Force Union, or has revoked their membership in good standing. These members will not have voting privileges or have the right to hold office.
Section 3. Visitor Members
Members outside Force or the Force Union may become Visitor Members. Visitor Members will not have voting privileges or have the right to hold office.

Article IV – Structure
Section 1. Elected Officers
The elected officers shall be President, Vice President, and Secretary. Currently these positions are such:
President - to be elected November 10th. Pro Tempore President is Salibaic
Vice President - to be elected November 10th
Secretary - to be elected November 10th
Section 2. Founder
a.) The founder of the Force Furry Association is Alemputo.
b.) The founder is responsible for holding elections, accepting applications and maintaining activity within the club.
Section 3. Elections
a.) Announcements of officer candidacy will be made through the Discord and the Regional Forums. They should be posted between November 1st and November 5th on both formats.
b.) Elections will take place on November 6th through November 9th.
Section 4. Term of Office
The term of office will be one year starting on November 10th and ending on the November 10th thereafter. Should an officer be unable to continue their duties, for whatever reason, the vacancy will be filled by election within thirty days of the date of the vacancy.  A two-thirds majority vote of the members present is required to fill a vacancy.
Section 5. Removal from Office
An officer can be removed from office for unsatisfactory service or for actions that violate the stated goals and ideals of the Force Furry Association. A two-thirds majority vote of all active members is required to remove an officer from office. If the president is removed from office, the Vice President will take the position of president unless this occurs within a month prior to November 10th. In this case a President Pro Tempore will be elected and take position until November 10th.

Article V – Officer Duties
Section 1. President
The duties of the President will include:
a.) Presiding at all Force Furry Association meetings.
b.) Calling special meetings of Force Furry Association meetings.
c.) Voting only when there is a tie during any regular Force Furry Association meetings.
d.) Performing duties as may be required of them.
e.) Accepting applications for members to join the club.
Section 2. Vice President
The duties of the Vice President will include:
a.) Assuming the duties of the President in their absence.
b.) Assuming office of President should the President be unable to continue in office.
c.) Performing duties as may be required of them.
d.) Accepting applications for members to join the club.
Section 3. Secretary
The duties of the Secretary will include:
a.) Maintaining records of minutes from all regular and special meetings.
b.) Providing typed copies of minutes to the Discord and Regional Forums.
c.) Taking roll call at regular meetings and maintaining attendance records of correspondence
d.) Assisting with all club correspondence and maintaining records of correspondence.
e.) Performing duties that may be required of them.
f.) Accepting applications for members to join the club

Article VI – Voting
Section 1. Elections
All elections will be by majority vote of the members unless otherwise stated.
Section 2. Decisions
All decisions will be two-thirds majority vote of the members present unless otherwise stated.

Article VII – Meetings
Section 1. Meeting Periodicity
All regular meetings will be held every week or as the club deems necessary.
Section 2. Meeting Announcements
All regular meetings will be announced one week in advance.
Section 3. Special Meetings
Special meetings may be called by any officer or by the Founder.

Article VIII – Amendments
Section 1. The constitution may be amended whenever the members of this club see it fit to do so. An amendment to the constitution must pass with a two-thirds majority vote of the active members present at the meeting.

Article IX – Miscellany
Section 1. Any specific area not covered by the constitution of the Force Furry Association will be covered by Roberts Rules of Order Newly Revised.

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Settled Cases / Malfeasance of Caduceo
« on: March 04, 2020, 03:33:26 pm »
5.1. Malfeasance shall be defined as wrongdoing or misconduct by a government official.

It has come to my awareness that Caduceo is using “Gestapo” in his nickname, a highly offensive secret police which was used to cover up dissent in the Nazi Germany regime.

This can be considered a highly offensive nickname.

As Caduceo is a government official, this is considered Malfeasance as it is violating the discord rules:
4. No text or media shall be used to provoke people or endorse a highly offensive ideology it may be associated with. This includes the use of derogatory slurs, no matter the intention.
And
5. No highly offensive or spammy nicknames or profile pictures.

I reccomend this case be taken with the highest seriousness, and I don’t want to set a precedent that Force is a festering ground for Nazi ideology.

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Settled Cases / Malfeasance of Tigslarlowducken
« on: March 04, 2020, 03:23:31 pm »
5.1. Malfeasance shall be defined as wrongdoing or misconduct by a government official.

It has come to my awareness that Tigslarlowducken is using “Schutzstaffel” in his nickname, a highly offensive militant organization which was used as a tool during the reign of Nazi Germany to round up millions of Jews.

This can be considered a highly offensive nickname.

As Tigslarlowducken is a government official, this is considered Malfeasance as it is violating the discord rules:
4. No text or media shall be used to provoke people or endorse a highly offensive ideology it may be associated with. This includes the use of derogatory slurs, no matter the intention.
And
5. No highly offensive or spammy nicknames or profile pictures.

I reccomend this case be taken with the highest seriousness, and I don’t want to set a precedent that Force is a festering ground for Nazi ideology.

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Executive Orders / Executive Orders by Alemputo
« on: January 29, 2020, 08:16:55 pm »
Executive Order 1

The Union Bureau of Investigation is hereby dissolved and will be replaced by the Federal Police and Maintenance Administration as outlined in House Bill 26.

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Cabinet News / Outline for Alemputo's Prime Minister Term
« on: January 23, 2020, 11:19:11 pm »
House Bill #9 States the requirement for the Prime Minister to state term goals for the public eye, and thereby this document will serve to solidify the public on my goals in office.

This document will be organized by ministry, recruitment, then plans to work with the house.

Internal Affairs
Though Caduceo may not be completely active in the coming months, I hope by the end of my office that he has created the Force University, which he is calling Academia de Nocturna, and creating Force Academic Programs to go with it. I believe with the creation of this Force will finally have a solid ground where people can get information freely and fairly about Force and NationStates.

Foreign Affairs
Foreign Affairs has multiple plans, including stablizing relationships with 21st Century Rome.

Force also, under my administration, will be perusing the healing of relations with 10000 Islands, hopefully rectifying their stance that we are a Raiding region, and increasing communication with them. The ultimate goal is to create an embassy with that region.

Defense
The Force Defense Ministry is currently inactive. I plan to work with the House of Representatives to try to rectify this and remove the Ministry of Defense from the constitution and put it under control of the Prime Minister. This is currently a work in progress and it is not entirely clear how this will be done.

Communications
Communications will continue to put out the Force Flyer, during this session it will be on time and more informative to events around the region. The communications ministry will also be responsible for advertising events from Roleplay and Culture.

Culture
My plan with the culture ministry is to expand it's presence in Force. This means having an event every week with potential prizes. I want to make the Minecraft server more active because every time I go on I am all alone. The culture ministry is responsible for making Force feel like a community so the culture ministry will also be required to chat every day in the #discussion and #grand-plaza chats. They are also responsible for making people feel at home in the Force RMB.

Roleplay
The Roleplay ministry will be dissolved and run as a committee. The committee will be responsible for creating events, approving new members, maintaining statistics, and maintaining activity.

Recruitment
Force, in order to be active, needs active recruitment. Until Nations stop being a requirement to be a citizen, we will continue actively searching in NationStates for new recruits. One big plan is to try to partner with similar servers with RP's and government simulations, and try to "steal" members from those servers, as one does not need a NationStates nation to play in those types of RPs. The Culture Ministry will be critical in keeping new recruits.

Working with the House of Representatives
I would like to openly work with the house to pass bills, and encourage bills to be passed, and will do so in DMs with Libertatis Regalis, as well as in the #halls-of-government chat.


I look forward to working with you all and will actively try to be the best Prime Minister I can be.

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Cabinet News / Replacement of Internal Affairs
« on: January 18, 2020, 09:43:35 pm »
New Crienia will be replaced with Caduceo as Minister of Internal Affairs.

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Cabinet News / Replacement of Ministry of Culture
« on: January 14, 2020, 05:00:25 pm »
As Salibaic has resigned, Qwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnm 1234567890- has been appointed replacement minister.

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