53RZ27

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RZ27 - The Efficient Justice Bill
Primary Sources: see Acts of the 53rd Cosa

This law is currently
IN FORCE

IT HAS BEEN AMENDED BY:
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It amends the following:
Lex.G

Ziu 53rd Clark 6th (October 2019)
Sponsored by: Miestrâ Schivâ - (MC, FREEDEMS)

Cosa.png Cosa: PASSED in the Cosâ
PER 149 — CON 40 — AUS 0

Senats.png Senäts: PASSED in the Senäts
PER 5 — CON 1 — AUS 0

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RZ27 - The Efficient Justice Bill

WHEREAS the current Government considers it advisable to make the Judicial branch of government more efficient and reliable; AND WHEREAS part of this is restoring a Court of First Instance where quick decisions can be made without having to involve the Cort pü Înalt; AND WHEREAS we consider it inadvisable to recreate the old "Magistrate's Court", but instead to try something new; AND WHEREAS another part of this is resolving the current situation where members of the Cort pü Înalt have no incentive to regularly be involved in Talossa, leading to lengthy delays in justice; AND WHEREAS justice delayed is justice denied; AND WHEREAS these are properly two different issues, but the solution chosen for the second issue depends on the first issue, and if the first is rejected we would have to figure out a better solution for the second anyway; AND WHEREAS El Lexhátx G is currently misnumbered, and we might as well fix that while we're at it;

BE IT ENACTED by the King, Cosâ and Senäts in Ziu assembled that: A. Justices of the Peace

The following section be added to El Lexhátx G:

13.1. Any citizen of Talossa who has satisfied the Ministry of Justice of their knowledge of Talossan law and jurisprudence, and of their good character, may be recommended to the King to be named as a Justice of the Peace.

13.2. The Clerk of Courts shall appoint, by random selection, a Justice of the Peace to serve as a Court of First Instance for any case arising under the law of Talossa, with the exception of those cases reserved to the Cort pü Inalt by the Organic Law.

13.3. If the selected JP shall have any real or apparent conflict of interest in deciding the case, they shall recuse themselves and another shall be selected by the Clerk of Courts.

13.4. Justices of the Peace may be removed from office by the Cort pü Înalt, upon presentation of a preponderance of evidence by the Ministry of Justice that their good character or their legal knowledge is no longer satisfactory.


B. Justice Delayed is Justice Denied: The following section be added to El Lexhátx G:

14.1.1. The Secretary of State shall accept service of any complaints or claims to the Cort pü Înalt or a Justice of the pace, on behalf of all citizens. The Secretary of State shall email notice of said complaints or claims to the concerned citizen, and affirm to the Cort that they did so on that date (the "date of service").

14.1.2 If either party in a case before the Cort fails to respond to such a notice as specified in section 14.1.1 within sixty (60) days of the date of service, the Cort may enter default judgement against that party at the request of the other party. Default judgment can only be entered for a period of three months after default.

14.2. If any Cort fails to respond to the assignment of a Case by the Clerk of Corts within fourteen (14) days, then the Clerk of Corts shall instead assign the case to a Justice of the Peace, or to a different Justice of the Peace, as provided above.

14.3. If any Cort fails to respond to motions or pleadings from either party within fourteen (14) days, then the Clerk of Corts shall re-assign the case to a Justice of the Peace, or to a different Justice of the Peace, as provided above.

C. That all the existing sections of El Lexhátx G be renumbered consecutively.

Uréu q'estadra så: Miestrâ Schivâ - (MC, FREEDEMS)