COLONIA – The Chamber of Deputies met on June 28 to discuss a variety of pressing legislation and other topics, one of which was the reorganization of the confederal government’s judicial branch.
This restructuring was motivated by the dysfunctional state of the High Court, Delvera’s highest legal body. The Court, which had consistently been inactive and had not been fully staffed for months, was viewed by several confederal officials as the final obstacle to a fully operational government.
In order to correct the problem without a radical restructuring of the Delveran Constitution, the Chamber passed a number of amendments which conferred temporary judicial powers on the Council of Governors and the Chamber itself in specific instances requiring the action of the Court. Either of these bodies can serve as the High Court depending on the situation, with either the Consul or the President taking on the role of Supreme Justice respectively. To assist with maintaining the balance of power, a recusal protocol was also implemented whereby officials who have a conflict of interest in particular cases will not participate in those proceedings.
President Jordan Brizendine, who proposed the changes, admitted that the alterations were not perfect. “This new system may require a bit of revision down the road, but I believe it will be ultimately beneficial,” he said in the Chamber.
Reporter: Jordan Brizendine