SUPREME COURT OF REDMONT
The Supreme Court of Redmont is the highest court in the nation, hearing all final appeals and challenges to removing a public office holder (see s19a(ii)).
The Supreme Court is presided over by three Justices. The Supreme Court is chaired by a Chief Justice who is nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate. There shall not be more than three (3) Justices (Chief Justice included) on the Supreme Court of Redmont at any given time. All available Justices preside over Supreme Court cases and form a majority opinion. Any Justices who do not agree with the majority opinion deliver individual or joint dissenting opinions which are published alongside the majority opinion. A minimum of two (2) Justices in agreement must be met to deliver a verdict on a Supreme Court case, and where there is a disagreement, the Chief Justice's opinion will prevail. The decision of the Supreme Court is final - there are no further appeals once a matter has been decided by the Supreme Court and the decision is binding on all other courts.
A party can appeal a Supreme Court decision based on a point of law or if a significant amount of new evidence is made available. The appeal must convince the Court that the Justices that heard the original case made an error of law and that the error was of such significance that the decision should be overturned.
Some examples of significant errors of law are that the Judge that heard the original case:
1. applied an incorrect principle of law; or
2. made a finding of fact or facts on an important issue which could not be supported by the evidence.
In order to post in the Supreme Court, you must have legal standing (i.e. you are represented by someone who is a lawyer in-game or you are qualified in law in-game yourself)
Powers of the Supreme Court
(a) The Supreme Court of Redmont has original jurisdiction over:
(i) Removal of officials from Public Office (Judicial Officers, Members of Congress, Members of Cabinet)
(ii) Resolving disputes between Government Institutions
(b) The Supreme Court of Redmont is the appellate court for the Federal Court of Redmont.
(c) Other powers of the Supreme Court of Redmont include:
(i) Ordering a party before the Supreme Court to have a lawyer in order to proceed with their case
(ii) Assuming the responsibilities of the District Courts of Redmont and Federal Court of Redmont when necessary.
More information: https://www.democracycraft.net/threads/judicial-standards-act.5868/