Cort Pü Inalt

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The Cort Pü Inalt ([koɾt py ɨnˈaɬt] ( )), or Uppermost Court, is the chief judicial body in Talossa, responsible for interpreting the laws of the Ziu or Prime Dictates of the Seneschal, in light of the Organic Law and the principles of the nation. It is the court of last resort for all judicial verdicts. It consists of five justices, nominated by the Ziu and confirmed by the King. Justices serve at the pleasure of the Ziu, and may be recalled or replaced by an act of that body. The Uppermost Court underwent significant changes during the 47th Cosa which included increasing the court size to five justices.

When hearing arguments or rendering decisions, the Organic Law requires that the justices of the Cort Pü Inalt wear official judicial wigs. Precedent has been established such that draping a paper napkin over the judicial pate is sufficient to satisfy this Organic requirement.

An inferior court, the Magistracy, was instituted by the Ziu to supplement the Cort Pü Inalt's ability to manage their burden. The Clerk of Courts is an appointed position that receives cases and presents them to the Cort Pü Inalt.

Current Composition

Justice Position Appointed on Replacing
Ián M.T. Tamorán, S.H. Senior Justice 31 May 2012/XXXIII (43RZ30) Castiglha[1]
Dame Litz Cjantscheir, UrN Puisne Justice 1 Mar 2014/XXXV (46RZ03) Asmourescu
Owen Edwards Puisne Justice 22 Apr 2015/XXXVI (47RZ40) new seat
Txec Róibeard Nordselva Puisne Justice 22 Apr 2015/XXXVI (47RZ40) new seat
vacant berth

Former members

The terms "Senior" and "Puisne" (earlier, "Associate") were only introuced later. Weston Erni was the first to bear the title of Senior Justice, and also the first Justice that was appointed to replace one of the three original members.

The only nomination (as far as sources go) to be rejected by the Ziu was that of former Seneschal Sir Samuhel Tecladeir in 2009, to the seat held by retiring Senior Justice Ian von Metairia. Eventually, Fritz von Buchholtz was confirmed a few months later.

Justices who have served as Senior Justice are marked in bold.

Justice Position Appointed on Replacing Stepped down on Reason
Béneditsch Ardpresteir Puisne Justice 22 Apr 2015/XXXVI (47RZ40) new seat 23 Sept 2018/XXXIX Resigned
Timoþi T.M. Asmourescu Puisne Justice 1 Jun 2012/XXXIII (43RZ30) Siervicül[1] 4 Jan 2014/XXXV Resigned
Sir Tamorán dal Navâ, UrN Senior Justice[1][2] 31 May 2012/XXXIII (43RZ30) von Buchholtz[1] 21 Jun 2014/XXXV Retired
The Lord von Buchholtz Puisne Justice 22 Dec 2009/XXX (40RZ-N) von Metairia (4) 3 May 2012/XXXIII Retired
Sir Cresti M. Siervicül, UrN Puisne and Senior[3] 22 Nov 2005/XXVI (35RZ19) Moisan 23 May 2012/XXXIII Removed by 43RZ21
The Lord Castiglha Puisne Justice 22 Sep 2006/XXVII (36RZ06) Laurieir (2) 23 May 2012/XXXIII Removed by 43RZ22
The Duke von Metairia (3) Puisne and Senior[4] 22 Nov 2005/XXVI (35RZ18) Velmeir late 2009 No longer a citizen
The Count Laurieir (2) Puisne and Senior[5] 23 Aug 2004/XXV (33RZ03) Verbotten (2) late 2006 Retired
Marc Moisan Puisne Justice 24 Dec 2004/XXV (33RZ17) von Metairia (3) late 2005 No longer a citizen
The Duke von Metairia (3) Puisne Justice 30 Oct 2003/XXIV (32RZ05) Muth 4 Nov 2004/XXV Resigned
Art Verbotten (2) Puisne Justice Oct 1999/XX (26RZ02) von Metairia (2) 14 Apr 2004/XXV No longer a citizen
Cheneþ Velméir Puisne and Senior[6] Jun 1998/XIX (24RZ17) Buffone 20 Aug 2005/XXVI No longer a citizen
Matthias Muth Puisne and Senior[7] Sep 1997/XVIII (23RZ08) Verbotten (1) Oct 2003/XXIV Retired
Thomas Buffone Puisne Justice Sep 1997/XVIII (23RZ07) Toumayan May 1998/XIX Removed by 24RZ06
Geoffrey Toumayan Puisne Justice Mar 1997/XVIII Erni August 1997/XVIII Retired
Art Verbotten (1) Puisne Justice Dec 1993/XIV (17RZ09) Kovac August 1997/XVIII Retired
Ian von Metairia (2) Puisne and Senior[8] 1993/XIV (16RZ30) Schneider 1999/XX Retired
Nicholas Kovac - 1993/XIV (16RZ08) Madison 1993/XIV Removed by 17RZ09
Jack Schneider - 1991/XII (13RZ12) Laurieir (1) ? 1993/XIV Removed by 16RZ30
Weston Erni Senior Justice[9] Nov 1990/XI (12RZ14) von Metairia (1) March 1997/XVIII Retired
Danihel Laurieir (1) - 1987/VIII (6RZ13) Cort estabilished 1991/XII? Retired
Ben Madison - 1987/VIII (6RZ13) Cort estabilished 1993/XIV Retired
Ian von Metairia (1) - 1987/VIII (6RZ13) Cort estabilished 1990/XI Retired
















  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 The order of the new Justices taking office in the 2012 reshuffle, and who they replaced, was determined by 43RZ30, which appointed, in this precise order, Sir Tamorán dal Nava, Timoþi Asmourescu and Ián Tamorán to the first vacancies available. Having Justice von Buchholtz retired first, dal Nava succeeded him and was made Senior Justice; Justices Siervicül and Castiglha were removed by legislation in the same Clark later that month, so the lower numbered removal bill (Siervicül's) was determined to have vacated the next seat for Asmourescu, and the last vacated seat (Castiglha's) was therefore occupied by Tamoran.
  2. Immediately made Senior Justice
  3. Senior Justice after von Metairia (4) quit
  4. Senior Justice after Laurieir (2) quit
  5. Senior Justice after Velmeir quit
  6. Senior Justice after Muth quit
  7. Senior Justice after Von Metairia (1) quit
  8. Senior Justice after Erni quit
  9. After passage of 18RZ09 (1994)