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==History==
===Tiered Justices===
The Legal Standard Act, was proposed by Llorens in the [[5th General Assembly]] andwhich passed by referendum, 18-3, on 21 May 2017., Asabolished perthe its changes, thetiered positions of Chief Justice, First Justice, and Second Justice, held at the time by. NewIn Lonopoliantheir Empireplace, Rathfarnhameach and Llorens respectively, were eachwas renamed to Justice and given equal voting power on all legal proceedingsmatters of the Ministry of Law.
 
Constitution Amendment (Chief Justice), which passed on 26 September 2020, reinstated the tiered Justice system in a slightly different format, with one Chief Justice to be elected internally by the three existing Justices. Constitution Amendment (Alternate Justice), which passed on 10 October 2020, then instituted an 'alternate' for any of the main three Justices in the event of an absence or conflict of interest. Further changes were instituted in the Judicial Process legislative package, which passed in October 2020, providing the collective title of Standing Justices to the three main voting Justices.
 
===Independent judiciary===
The Judicial Separation Act, waswhich proposedpassed byon Llorens6 inNovember 2017, created an independent Supreme Court apart from the [[7th General Assembly]]. and passed by referendumPreviously, 19-1,the onthree 6Justices Novemberhad 2017.been Asvoting permembers its changes,of the legislature. andThe judiciarychanges were completely separatedimplemented following the [[December 2017 general election]], with Justices instead being appointed by the Secretary and approved by citizens in individual confidence votes. The bill also officially namedsaw the judiciaryofficial asadoption of the Supreme Court as the judiciary's title.
 
===Civil and criminal law===
The Civil Cases legislative package, waswhich proposed by Dawtaniapassed in the [[14th General Assembly]], with a referendum passing 37-15 on 10 August 2019, andcreated onea subsequentlegal statutedistinction lawbetween amendmentcivil passedlawsuits byfor the General Assembly, 3non-2.criminal As per its changes, civil lawsuitsmatters and criminal cases werefor officiallycriminal separated,matters. distinguishedThese bychanges thewere dealingeventually abandoned with non-criminalthe andJudicial criminalProcess lawslegislative respectivelypackage, aswhich wellpassed asin theOctober title2020, ofwhich thereturned accusatoryto partya beingsimplified changedsystem fromof prosecutortrials tofor plaintiffany forviolations civilof lawsuitsthe law.
 
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