Essexian Legal System

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Essexian Legal System
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Overview of the Essexian courts.
Established7 February 2020
CountryCommonwealth of Essexia
Decisions are appealed toProvincial, Dominion and Magistrates' courts all appeal to Commonwealth Court.
Judge term lengthLife, or until revoked by Bar.
Number of positionsMinimum of 3
Supreme Judge
CurrentlySupreme Judge William
Since13 February 2020
Lead position endsFor life

The Essexian Legal System is the structure of the courts in the Commonwealth of Essexia.

History

The modern system was created by Earl Jack of Molrams (KG) in the Judicial Establishment Act 2020.

Trials

Pre-JEA2020

In Jack v. Jamie 2019, Earl Jack attempted to prosecute Lord Jamie under the constitution-bound Supreme Court. The trial was Essexia's first, and ended controversially by Imperial Decree from Emperor Terry .

Post-JEA2020

During the events of the Beige Friday, a trial was held by Supreme Judge of the Commonwealth Court William I of Gradonia. This case is known as Essexia v. Giraffe Concordat, and revolved around the legality of the Confidence Act 2020, which was a vote of no confidence against First Minister Earl Finn of Hawarden and Second Minister Lord Jamie. The Judge found that the Bill was in contempt of Parliament, according to an Act which stated “Members shall never undertake any action which would cause significant damage to the reputation and integrity of the House of Commons as a whole, or of its Members generally." Although Lord Jacob, Deputy Chairman of the Giraffe Concordat urged Earl Jack to dispute this, the Earl respected the Judge's decision, and instead held a second vote, which wasn't in the form of a Bill, against Earl Finn. This vote succeeded, like the Confidence Act, but was given royal assent. Earl Finn of Hawarden resigned, respectfully and quietly, according to the law.