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    Default Re: [Amendment] Expanding the role of Magistrates

    Quote Originally Posted by Garbarsardar View Post
    PROPOSED AMENDMENT:
    Article III. Judges To serve on the Tribunal, a panel of two Tribunes is appointed by the Hexagon Council. Tribunes can only be drawn from the ranks of those with at least a Silver Moderator's Mace or from those who have served as Magistrate for at least one term.

    In addition, three two Magistrates shall be elected, one every two months for 3 month terms, by the procedure in Section II, Article II. Applicants cannot have received a warning an infraction in at least one year and must have been citizens for at least 3 months. Magistrates cannot serve consecutive terms.

    Magistrates rotate as acting Tribunes, each deciding voting on one of every threetwo cases. Should a Tribune recuse himself or there is a tie between Tribunes, the Tribunes chooses one of the two other the other Magistrate respectively votes in their stead or is called to break the tie. Magistrates are terminated by a unanimous vote of the Tribunes. A terminated Magistrate is barred from standing in the Magistrate election immediately following their termination.
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    Default Re: [Amendment] Expanding the role of Magistrates

    Quote Originally Posted by Garbarsardar View Post
    Mind you, I did not have any specific "third Judge" in mind when writing this proposal.
    Quote Originally Posted by GrnEyedDvl View Post
    Garbarsardar has expressed an interest in returning to the Tribunal to inflict his madness on the rest of the world.
    Strange coincidence. Not that you being back in the Tribunal is a bad thing, Garb, just saying.

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    Default Re: [Amendment] Expanding the role of Magistrates

    As Hotspur is no longer a Tribune the statement Garb made still stands.

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    Default Re: [Amendment] Expanding the role of Magistrates

    That is a very good literal reading of the posts involved. However, I was trying to be sneaky and insinuate that it seems fishy, planting a seed of doubt into the collective mind of the people. Well, not really, I was actually just trying to teasingly goad Garb into clarifying. That was the object of my post afterall, which was why I addressed the post to him.

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    Default Re: [Amendment] Expanding the role of Magistrates

    Oddly enough I suggested the exact same.

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    Default Re: [Amendment] Expanding the role of Magistrates

    I don't understand what you mean, sorry.

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    Default Re: [Amendment] Expanding the role of Magistrates

    What you said in your initial post, I thought the same last week

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    Default Re: [Amendment] Expanding the role of Magistrates

    Ah okay. Well, I guess you possess all sorts of skills in divination. I am envious, sir.

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    Default Re: [Amendment] Expanding the role of Magistrates

    Quote Originally Posted by Genius of the Restoration View Post
    Strange coincidence. Not that you being back in the Tribunal is a bad thing, Garb, just saying.
    I was aware of Hotspur's future appointment and of Hex's decision to replace him, appointing me as a judge about a month prior to my proposal.

    Do you seriously think I would do something that could be patently demonstrated as self serving and lose my credibility towards the Curia, and for what? In fact it would be much easier to push the amendment through after I had been appointed, stating "my recent experience from the Tribunal", no?

    The Amendment was subsequent to a lengthy discussion in Hex, and the sole reason was that both me, Ian and GED are very fond of the Tribunal and we want it as empowered as possible.

    Anything else?
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    No, thank you Garb. I consider myself a decent judge of character (as do most people I imagine) and didn't seriously expect you to do that. I hope you can see how it could look fishy though. Disclosure would have averted this, but I understand why you couldn't say anything until the positions had been announced. Now that you've said this, it doesn't look aquatic at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by Genius of the Restoration View Post
    No, thank you Garb. I consider myself a decent judge of character (as do most people I imagine) and didn't seriously expect you to do that. I hope you can see how it could look fishy though. Disclosure would have averted this, but I understand why you couldn't say anything until the positions had been announced. Now that you've said this, it doesn't look aquatic at all
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    One question that I forgot to raise when this was being discussed both the first and second times around, so forgive me for overlooking it, is what happens to the currently serving magistrates? Do they all get to serve out their terms and then this kicks in? Or will their terms be shortened by three months?
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    Do they all get to serve our their terms and then this kicks in
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    Default Re: [Amendment] Expanding the role of Magistrates

    I'd prefer that too.

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    Serve out their terms.

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    Default Re: [Amendment] Expanding the role of Magistrates

    Quote Originally Posted by Jom View Post
    One question that I forgot to raise when this was being discussed both the first and second times around, so forgive me for overlooking it, is what happens to the currently serving magistrates? Do they all get to serve out their terms and then this kicks in? Or will their terms be shortened by three months?
    No Amendment can be retroactive except if a special clause has been inserted, and in that case, it has not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garbarsardar View Post
    I'm not averse to this. I am simply thinking that 6 months is a very long time, web-wise.
    Yeah, that's certainly true.



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    Default Re: [Amendment] Expanding the role of Magistrates

    Quote Originally Posted by Jom View Post
    One question that I forgot to raise when this was being discussed both the first and second times around, so forgive me for overlooking it, is what happens to the currently serving magistrates? Do they all get to serve out their terms and then this kicks in? Or will their terms be shortened by three months?
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