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Court Quiz (8th)


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New Congress
Congress can suggest any law or ammendment. If you want to bring up a bill, you have to get it sponsored by a congress member. If he doesn't want to sponsor it, he does not have to if he has a reason. If he doesn't have an appropriate reason or a reason is not given, he can be charged with CCR. The majority of congress has to vote in order for a bill to pass. If it is not passed, the bill goes back to the writer to rewrite it. If she does not rewrite it, the bill is dropped. The congress or classroom teachers must make all new laws. Congress in not allowed to make any laws that are not permitted by the US constitution, State Law, Paideia Board of Education, or the SAs.
Appeal a Law
To protest a bill 1/2 or more of the class not including congress members have to sign a petition to bring it back to congress, who will reconsider it.
New component of charging procedure
There is not a hearing commitee. The plaintiff can fill out her own sheet.
The Trust Law
You amy be charged witht his law if you do anything to break the trust of the classroom or a classroom member. You may also charge with this law if your rights are obstructed as long as you name that right in the plaintiff notes. This includes but is not limited to: perjury, encroachment, breaking agreements, slander/libel, or telling secrets to people who were not there when it was originally told.
Class Manager
When someone needs to have a conference relating to anything that goes on, in, around, or relating to court, they will be in charge of that conference. They are in charge of making sure someone is taking contempt when needed. They post all innocent cases
If both the Plaintiff and Defendant agree to it, rather than going to court, a case may go to mediation. CMs run mediation. The purpose is to resolve confilct W/O court. No punishments needed during mediation. If either is unhappy with the result, the case may go back to court. If at least one party in the charge wants to keep the case in court, they can go the closed court. At least two judges, two CMs and the plaingiff and defendant will be resent
If defendant pleads innocent
The CM brings the case to the SAs. 2.) The CM and SAs decide together if it will be a shortend innocent case or regular innocent case, either way the charge sheet then goes back to teh Class Manager, who posts a signup for both side's lawyers. 3.) Both sides choose their lawyers, and if none sign up, the SA will appoint them. 4.) Lawyers talk with SA about dates for the case and the case overall. 5.) You cannot drop a charge within the 48 hours before a trial.
The Cleaning Law
If a member in tehn Swift/Frame Classroom does not do their assigned job three school days in a week, the person will be charged with the Cleaning Law. Absences do not count as school days. Or, if you have 8 or more odd Jobs at one time, you may be charged witht eh Cleaning Law. The punishment is an automatic lunch cleaning.
Guilty Court
Judges sit at the head of the table with the plaintiff, CO, and defendant, with the public defenders on either side of the table. PEO will attend to write down the punishments given at the end. To start, the CO or Plaintiff will read the charge, then PD or defendant will read the defense. Using this knowledtge, the judges will lead a discussion about the charge and why it happened. If plaintiff and defendant agree that a conference is not needed and the judges have heard their resolution and think it is a good reason, the judges may give out the punishment right away. Otherwise the judges will lead a conference to find a resolution and THEN give out punishments. If the conference does not end withing hte dedicated period, it is the judge's job to make sure it is finished before the next week.
We the people of the Swift/Frame class put into effect this constitution in order to promote trust, and to establish and keep an emotionally safe environment where all can be their true selves and work to the best of their physical and emotional ablilties. It is our responsibility, when our emotional states are threatened to carry out justice and to reestablish order and peace. By using this constitution we will ensure diversity and connections between each other.
If defendant pleads guilty
1.) the PD gets the defendant's defense including his rating and opinion of the crime. 2.) The defendant has the option to write and read his own defense sheet. 3.) The charge sheet is put in the judge's box, and the judges decide inital punishments.
When does our constitution apply?
Whenever in the school's care
The Negative Action Law
If anyone feels threatened or attacked physically or emotionally in any way they can charge with this law.
You may be charged with this law if you abuse your power or do not do your court or classroom job. This includes but is not limited to: doing court jobs, rudeness when doing something related to court, and doing a court job for which you were not elected.
Statute of Limitations
Two school weeks to charge after a crime took place, unless a valid reason is given to the judges why the charge could not be made. A person must be notified of a charge within 3 school days after the charge sheet is filled out. If not, the PD will be charged with CCR with a rating of 3. Weekends, holidays and absence do not apply. Charging official has to give the charge sheet to the PD by 3:05 the day of the charge. Or the defendant may fill out a court sheet. The defendant may go the the designated court sheet bin and fill out the sheet themselves. But before it goes off the PDs it must get approved/signed by a CO. The COs may recommend suggestions to the charge and then put it into the PD's box. Laws apply only when under the school's care. DTP only applies during study halls. You may charge up until the second to last day of school (including short term).
Attention Whoring
If during any class period, while class in is session, someone intentionally calls unnecessary attention to his/herself, then he/she can be charged with attention whoring. Whether or nit it is "unnecessary" is judge's discretion. You cannot get charged during lunch, break, or free periods.
5 Rights
Right to kick out aliens, right to bodily functions, right to learn, Right to self expression, right to be respected
If you are charged with contempt, then you either have to spend 7 minutes of your break in an office, clean one room in the classroom, or take out all the recucling. You must confirm your task with the class managers before you do it.
You must be warned wit this law. If charged you get an automatic punishment of one lunch cleaning. If you disturb study hall in any way, you many be charged with this law. Charging officials are in charge fo keeping study hall quiet (warning and charging); it is their descretion. When warning for DTP, people must charge (not warn again) after the inital warning if the disturbance continues.
Positions new people can run for
Congress, ACC, CUC, Banker, Assistant Banker, ACO, APEO
Innocent Court
Class managers will bring it to the SAs. They will decide together if the case is going to be shortened innocent, or regular innocent. For innocent cases, court is set up with three tables. One for the judges at the head, and two tables for both defendant and plaintiff at opposite sides of the room, in front of the judges. The jury (5 people) sits along the prosecution wall near the judge's table. All other members of the class must sit in the audience behind the lawyers. Before the trial, all members of the class that have to do with the case leave so that they can pick jury. Lawyers take turns striking people untnil they have 5 people left. After setting up, the lawyers then read their opening statements, prosecution first. After defense reads their opening statements, the prosecution calls witnesses. the witness are cross xamined and recrossed. Then teh defense does the same. After all witnesses have been called, lawyers give their closing statements in the same order as the opening statements. The jury is sent off to make their verdict. A margin of 4 to 1 or higher is needed to find the defendant guilty. If the defendant is found guilty, the charge goes back to guilty court with the note that he plead innocent and was found guilty.
Charging Officials
To take all cases and keep study hall quiet. There will be 3 charging officials. The charging officials also ahve the responsibility to monitor frivolous or petty charges, and talk with the plaintiff if s/he thinks it is frivolous. The final decision goes to the plaintiff, but s/he should take the Co's opinion into consideration. If the plaintiff wishes the charging officials to read the charge sheet in court, it is also their responsibility to do so. Otherwise, the plaintiff has that responsibility.
Charging Procedure:
1.) Crime happens 2.) Plaintiff goes to charging official to fill out court sheet 3.) Charging official fills out court sheet or if the plainiff wants to fill out her own charging sheet, she has the right to. But before it goes off to the PDs it must get approved/signed by a CO. The CO's may recommend suggestions to the charge and tehn put it into the PD's Box. 4.) Plaintiff fills out the plaintiff notes and her rating and has until 3:05 to change the rating 5.) After 3:05 the charging official puts charge sheet in PD's box and the PD notifies and gets the plea of the defendant
Shortened Cases
In shortened cases, opening statements are limited to 450 words. Each side will be allowed 15 minutes of witness questioning (cross examination counts as time of side questioning). There will be no re-cross. The shortened cases do not include closing statements and should take one period. There will be one layer for each side. Judges have the autority to stop questioning and opening statements that are taking too long.

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