Imperial Halls of Justice of Edenopolis
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|Imperial Halls of Justice of Edenopolis|
|Established||5th November, 2016|
|Country||Free City-State of Edenopolis|
|Location||Department of New London|
|Composition method||Royal appointment|
|Authorized by||Royal Edict 2016-11=I|
|Judge term length||Life tenure|
|Number of positions||1|
|Royal Commissioner||Horatio Eden|
|Free City-State of Edenopolis|
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The Imperial Halls of Justice are the highest court in the Free City-State of Edenopolis. Established pursuant to Royal Edict 2016-11-I in November 2016, it has the highest legally possible judicial power - though it is not able to repeal Edicts for contradicting each other as there is no single constitutional document setting out the formal supreme law of the state.
The Halls consist of a Royal Commissioner of the Imperial Halls of Justice (the equivalent of the Chief Justice in the United States of America) and the other Justices that they choose to appoint. At the moment, the Court is made up solely of the Royal Commissioner, who at the moment is Horatio Eden. The Royal Commissioner is selected by the King of Edenopolis and takes office as soon as they receive royal approval, serving a life tenure, unless they resign or are removed by order of the King (though no sitting Commissioner or Justice has been removed in this way).
The Court meets in the Imperial Halls of Justice Building in the City of Tamworth in New London, the northernmost department of the nation.
No law sets the maximum or minimum number of Justices to sit on the Court, though maintains that there may only be one Royal Commissioner at any one time. With the number of citizens in the nation, there is only a necessity for one Royal Commissioner to give opinions on cases.
The Imperial Halls of Justice were first referenced in Royal Edict 2016-11-I indirectly. The first Royal Edict - establishing the nation and the functions and functionaries of state - creates the office of the Royal Commissioner of the Imperial Halls of Justice and thus, it has been interpreted, also creates the Imperial Halls of Justice themselves by association. It also allots the Royal Commissioner the power to "create and distribute" the courts at their discretion and as necessary.
R v. Los Papangeles Water Authority
The first case heard by the Imperial Halls of Justice was the case of R v. Los Papangeles Water Authority. The government sued the company known as the Los Papangeles Water Authority for constructing a pair of water towers in Los Papangeles without first acquiring planning permission for so doing. The court found in favour of the government and ordered the cessation of operation of the towers until planning permission could be acquired.