22nd Supreme Court

From TLAwiki
22nd Supreme Court
21st 22nd 23rd
Chief JusticeNew Arkados
Start22 June 2021
End23 September 2021

The 22nd Supreme Court was appointed by Secretary New Samon and confirmed by citizens in individual confidence votes. This consisted of three Standing Justices and one Alternate Justice, and each served a three-month term from 22 June to 23 September 2021. The final members of the 22nd Supreme Court were Chief Justice New Arkados, Minor Justices Eloren and Grod Island, and Alternate Justice Super Awesome Fun Times.

Members[edit | edit source]

Chief Justice
(int. elected)
New Arkados
24 Jun 2021-29 Sep 2021
22 Jun 2021-23 Sep 2021
Standing Justices (3)
Grod Island
22 Jun 2021-23 Sep 2021
New Arkados
22 Jun 2021-23 Sep 2021
Alternate Justice
Super Awesome Fun Times
22 Jun 2021-23 Sep 2021
Days into term

Confirmations[edit | edit source]

Initial[edit | edit source]

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

Position Appointee Result
Standing Justice Eloren 36-0 (6)
Grod Island 38-0 (4)
New Arkados 35-0 (7)
Alternate Justice Super Awesome Fun Times 36-0 (6)

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

Court verdicts[edit | edit source]

The Supreme Court receives requests to prosecute citizens who are believed to have violated regional laws, hosting public trials and issuing verdicts following a final vote. The following are the verdicts that were issued during the term of the 22nd Supreme Court:

Case name Date issued Charge(s) Final vote Verdict
Banjection of Ludwigsburg
(no formal trial)
30 August 2021 11 counts of "Spamming or trolling that disrupts regional activity or personal communications" Found guilty by Eloren, Grod Island, New Arkados (3-0), supported by Super Awesome Fun Times (non-voting) Guilty, banjection for two weeks

Unless otherwise noted, the Chief Justice presided over each case.

Banjection of Ludwigsburg[edit | edit source]

A trial request against Ludwigsburg, presented by Chief Justice New Arkados, was filed on 25 August 2021 with 11 alleged counts of "Spamming or trolling that disrupts regional activity or personal communications".[1] The Supreme Court unanimously agreed to the hosting of a trial on 26 August, and New Arkados contacted all parties involved to confirm a trial date.[2]

However, before a date for the trial could be confirmed or announced, Ludwigsburg publicly insisted on 27 August that the trial be held on the RMB, before reversing course later that day and informing the Court they would "accept punishment without a trial". The Court ultimately issued Ludwigsburg a banjection of 2 weeks from 30 August 2021 in a unanimous decision,[3] citing historical precedent for the crime's severity and punishment from the Tobostan v. Llorens (2018) verdict, though Alternate Justice Super Awesome Fun Times also noted that Ludwigsburg's actions had continued throughout the prosecution process and were likely intentional, indicating "the precedent isn't exactly the same".

On 28 August, Speaker Dyl presented the Regional Moderation Bill for public discussion, authored by Greylyn and MGA Podria due to increased spam, bad-faith posts, and unnecessary consecutive messages or "double-posting" on the RMB, some of which Ludwigsburg had contributed to. The Bill was passed unanimously by the 23rd General Assembly 6-0-0 on 30 August, the same day that Ludwigsburg was convicted, codifying a warning-based moderation of specific disruptive RMB activities beyond the Criminal Offence Act's provision on "Spamming or trolling".

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. A violation under Section 1.m of the Criminal Offence Act
  2. Court procedure as defined by Sections 2.b and 3.a of the Judicial Process Act, with public notice of the trial intended to be issued "at least one day before it commences"; commencement of this particular case's trial was never confirmed
  3. Punishment issued as per Section 1 of the Criminal Offence Act