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Supreme Court of the Democratic Republic of the Pacific
Swpɚëm Xɚt wf ŧé Démócɚátíx ɝepúblíx wf ŧé Pásífíx
Established 3 April 2009
Location Olympia, Pacifica
Composition method Nominated by the President and confirmed by the National Assembly
Authorized by Constitution of the Pacifican Republic
Title of members Judicial Councilor
Term length Ten years
Number of positions 7
Judicial Councilors Tom Chambers, Mary Fairhurst, Charles W. Johnson, James M. Johnson, Barbara Madsen, Susan Owens
Judicial-General
Incumbent Gary Alexander
since 29 April 2009
Website
court.pr

The Supreme Court of the Democratic Republic of the Pacific (Cascadian: Swpɚëm Xɚt wf ŧé Démócɚátíx ɝepúblíx wf ŧé Pásífíx), commonly referred to as simply the Supreme Court of the Pacific is the highest court of appeal in the judicial system of the Pacifican Republic.
Its jurisdiction of the whole nation allows it to handle cases from anywhere in the country, and often reviews cases that are of national concern, involve the Government of the Pacific, or challenge in any way, shape, or form, the Constitution. It is often called upon as a mediator between the separation of powers between parish governments and the national government.

The Supreme Court is comprised of six Justices and one Judicial-General, the head of the court. Justices and the Judicial-General are nominated by the President and are confirmed by the National Assembly, and they are confirmed to unlimited five-year terms on the bench.
As of 5 April 2010, the court has began to accept cases in Cascadian.

Constitutional PowersEdit

The Supreme Court is established in Chapter V of the Constitution, its fourteen articles outlining the powers and authority of the court. It also establishes the Judicial system of the Democratic Republic of the Pacific, tiers of courts and authorities delegated to various administrative divisions of the nation.
Aside from establishing the branch, the constitution also forbids alignment with any political faction within ten years of having been appointed to the court (Art. 74). It also forbids the dissolution of the court without immediate replacement by a succeeding agency (Art. 85).

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