Criminal Review Appeals Mandate Amendment (October 2020)

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Criminal Review Appeals Mandate Amendment (October 2020)
Proposed by: @"New Rogernomics"


Section 1. Amendment of the Twelfth Mandate of Lazarus

(1) Article V. Court of Lazarus, Powers of the Court, shall be amended to also include:

Powers of the Court

(3) Procedure for constitutional matters brought before the Court will be defined by law.

(4) The Court has the power, upon being petitioned by a citizen, to strike down any general law, treaty, or policy. in whole or in part, and restrain any government action, by two-thirds vote, if such violates this Mandate or any constitutional law.

(5) The Court may, upon being petitioned by a citizen, reconcile contradictions within and between this Mandate and constitutional laws, as well as contradictions within and between general laws, by two-thirds vote, maintaining minimal disruption to the intended purposes of the contradictory provisions.

(6) The Court may interpret and clarify provisions of law when posed in a legal question, by two-thirds vote, as prescribed by law.

(7) The Court may, upon being petitioned by a citizen, conduct Criminal Reviews in order to determine whether a person has committed a criminal offence. During a Criminal Review the person must be granted reasonable opportunity to defend themselves against the charges. Procedure for such Criminal Reviews may be established by law.

(8) Should the Court confirm by two-thirds vote that the person has committed a criminal offence after a Criminal Review, they may compel the Delegate to impose upon the person a punishment permitted by law, including revocation of citizenship, restriction of ability to vote and/or hold office, ejection and/or banishment from Lazarus and other measures. The Court may hold a Criminal Review appeal to reduce or overturn punishments decided in a Criminal Review. The Assembly may overturn or reduce such punishments by three-quarters vote.

-- Debussy, Speaker
 
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