Courellian Judiciary

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The judiciary system of the Republic of Courelli is established by Article V of the Courellian Constitution, comprised of a High Court and fifteen Provincial Courts. All judges are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the National Assembly, and serve a lifetime term. However, judges are not appointed to any specific seat; instead, judges are appointed to a judicial pool, and randomly assigned a post via sortition every year. The Founders considered this to be symbolic of the unity of the national judiciary, with NAME, Constitutional Convention Delegate for Casella, stating: "One shall not be able to simply travel to one corner of our country and get a vastly different ruling than in another; we are one country, of laws and not of men!"

High Court

High Court
of the
Republic of Courelli
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History
Founded27 August 1663 CE
(358 years ago)
 (1663-08-27)
Preceded byHis Majesty's Most Noble Court of Justice
New session started
1 January 2022 CE
(0 months ago)
 (2022-01-01)
Leadership
Chief Judge
Henry J. Lowe
Clerk of the Court
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Sergeant-at-Arms
TBA
Archivist
TBA
Structure
Seats7
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Length of term
One year
Meeting place
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Chambers of the High Court,
Leoncavallo, EN
Website
www.highcourt.gov.co
Constitution
Constitution of the Republic of Courelli

The High Court (comprised of 7 judges selected by sortition from the national judicial pool) adjudicates matters pertaining to the Government, disputes between Provinces, and interpretation of the Constitution, and may declare legislation or executive action unconstitutional. The High Court's power extends to cases arising under the Constitution, an Act of the National Assembly, an executive action, or a treaty; cases affecting ambassadors, ministers and consuls of foreign countries; controversies to which the Government is a party; and controversies between Provinces. The High Court is also tasked with hearing appeals of the decisions of Provincial Courts.

Title Name Appointed Appointer
Chief Judge Henry J. Lowe 1999 Gov. Wilson Murphy
Senior Judge Cecilia Wheeler 1987 Gov. Augustus Pero
Senior Judge Glenn Henderson 2005 Gov. Mary Dyson
Associate Judge Jonathan Barnes 2011 Gov. Michael Wallace
Associate Judge Alexandra Rowland 2015 Gov. Michael Wallace
Associate Judge Emerson Doyle 2017 Gov. Joshua B. Thomas
Associate Judge Abigail Baker-Hill 2019 Gov. Joshua B. Thomas

Provincial Courts

Below the High Court are the fifteen Provincial Courts (each comprised of 5 judges selected by sortition from the national judicial pool), established by the National Assembly in 1723 CE, which are the general appeals courts for law. Furthermore, the Provincial Courts have original jurisdiction over disputes between municipalities within their Province.

Albano

Barocci

Casella

Énaudi

Fiorentino

Giordano

Lauri

Maginardo

Monteverdi

Perini

Orzi

Redenti

Salieri

Sovino

Vivari

District Courts

Below the Provincial Courts are numerous District Courts (each comprised of 3 judges selected by sortition from the national judicial pool), established by the National Assembly in 1821 CE, which are the general trial courts for law. The Provincial Courts' power extends both to civil actions for damages and other redress, and to criminal cases arising under law.

Other Courts

Other courts, such as the bankruptcy and tax courts, are specialized courts handling only certain kinds of cases.

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