19th Supreme Court

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19th Supreme Court
18th 19th 20th
Chief JusticeIllyrian States
Start19 September 2020
End18 December 2020

The 19th Supreme Court was appointed by Secretary Kavagrad and confirmed by citizens in individual confidence votes. This consisted of three Standing Justices, which each served a three-month term from 19 September to 18 December 2020, and an Alternate Justice, who served a two-month term from 23 October 2020 onwards. The final members of the 19th Supreme Court were Chief Justice Illyrian States, Minor Justices Libertasnia and Vandensia, and Alternate Justice Eloren.

After the passage of Constitution Amendment (Chief Justice), Illyrian States was internally elected by the Supreme Court as its Chief Justice from 26 September 2020. Another position was also added following the passage of Constitution Amendment (Alternate Justice), with Eloren being confirmed as the new Alternate Justice on 23 October 2020.

Members[edit | edit source]

19 September
Confirmed by citizens
23 October
Eloren confirmed
Chief Justice* Illyrian States
Minor Justice 1* Libertasnia
Minor Justice 2* Vandensia
Alternate Justice - Eloren

* Was officially 'Justice' until 26 September 2020.

Confirmations[edit | edit source]

Initial[edit | edit source]

The following were the results of the confidence votes on Secretary Kavagrad's initial appointees to the Supreme Court:

Appointee Result
Illyrian States 27-1 (7)
Libertasnia 31-1 (3)
Vandensia 25-3 (7)

As a result, all three appointees were confirmed to their posts.

Alternate Justice[edit | edit source]

Following the passage of Constitution Amendment (Alternate Justice), a new position of Alternate Justice was formed to act as a replacement Justice in the event of a Standing Justice's absence or conflict of interest in a trial or legal ruling.

Subsequently, the Secretary appointed Eloren to the post. Voting was held from 21 to 23 October 2020.

The following was the result of the vote:

Eloren confidence vote*
Source: The Leftist Assembly

* Includes Military Voting and dual citizen ballots cast on the RMB.

As a result, Eloren was confirmed as Alternate Justice.

Legal rulings[edit | edit source]

The Supreme Court may issue legal rulings on any disputes over the interpretation of regional law. The following are the legal rulings that were issued during the term of the 19th Supreme Court:

Ruling name Date issued Vote Summary of ruling
#7 (Mass Telegram Campaigning) 10 Nov 2020 Supported by Illyrian States, Libertasnia, and Vandensia.
  • Interpreted 'mass telegram' to mean any telegram which is meant for massed and easy campaigning, namely individualised to specific nations or ambiguous as to its recipients generally
  • Judged the spirit of the law to be pushing towards more public campaigning through the Regional Message Board and to eliminate any special advantages for candidates who may be Regional Officers