Proposed Second Amendment to the Seventh Constitution

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An amendment to integrate Amendment One into the central text of the Constitution as well as to reform the High Court of the Republic.

Article 1 - Integration of the First Amendment

1.1 - The First Amendment of the Constitution, currently the "Amendment One" of the unnumbered section "Amendments" will move to and create section 1.8 of Article 1 of the Constitution.
1.2 - The unnumbered section "Amendments" will continue to exist as an appendix but will not be considered an operational part of the Constitution.

Article 2 - Reform of "Article 3 - the Judiciary" the High Court

Original Text

3.1 - The Judicial Power shall be vested in a High Court of the Republic, which shall be led by a Chief Justice.
3.2 - The Chief Justice shall be elected by the General Assembly with a simple majority, and may be dismissed only by either retirement or a two-thirds majority of Assembly.
3.3 - The Chief Justice may appoint up to two Associate Justices at the Chief's discretion, subject to approval of the Assembly.
3.4 - The Chief Justice may speak and vote in the General Assembly.
3.5 - Cases of law shall be by default presided over by the Chief Justice.
3.6 - The Judicial Power shall be defined as the power to hear and try cases both civil and criminal, to vet punishment, to issue subpoenas and warrants, to rule on conflicting or vague pieces of legislation, and to rule laws or parts of laws unconstitutional, by which act said laws or parts of laws shall be null and void.
3.7 - The High Court may not rule on law that does not exist, nor make binding decrees on areas in which there is no established statute.
3.8 - The Court shall decide on guilt, innocence, punishment, and on opinions of jurisprudence.

Amended Text

3.1 - The Judicial Power shall be vested in a High Court of the Republic, within which shall sit the senior judge from each province and led by a Chief Justice.
3.2 - The Chief Justice shall be selected by the colleague High Court Justices with a simple majority.
3.3 - Justices may be dismissed only by either retirement or a two-thirds majority of Assembly.
3.4 - The Judicial Power shall be defined as the power to hear and try cases both civil and criminal, to vet punishment, to issue subpoenas and warrants, to rule on conflicting or vague pieces of legislation, and to rule laws or parts of laws unconstitutional, by which act said laws or parts of laws shall be null and void.
3.5 - The High Court may not rule on law that does not exist, nor make binding decrees on areas in which there is no established statute.
3.6 - The Court shall decide on guilt, innocence, punishment, and on opinions of jurisprudence.
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