Our JUDICIAL Branch
PART. IV. Our COURTS
Section. 1. Review Court shall within 1 month issue a free, nonbinding opinion on the merits of any case:
Not worth the stress, time and money required to sue? Too expensive to defend against? Bad actors, including the government and big companies, go unchallenged. The Valentine Constitution instead allows Citizens to get a quick ruling on any civil or criminal dispute from 3 specialized judges who will provide a non-binding advisory opinion and must offer and may approve civil settlements and criminal sentences. Fast, free, educational and user friendly, Review Court will protect Citizens from unfair business practices, fraud, crime and bad policing, and stop the bad from preying on the good.
… must consider all relevant arguments whether presented or not:
These “advocate” judges are required to take all sides and consider all relevant arguments and laws whether presented or not, thereby neutralizing the advantage of better, more expensive attorneys. A judge may call upon outside judges for expertise, opinions or arguments.
Most civil and criminal matters will be solved easily and quickly in Review Court, because the upper courts are likely to come to the same conclusion, especially since the Review Court will have already considered every fact, argument and angle possible.
PART. III. JURISDICTION and STANDING
Section. 1. Any party involved in any case may appear;
Section. 2. Each court will have unlimited personal, territorial and subject matter jurisdiction:
All parties – persons, companies, countries, etc – and all matters – civil, criminal, tort, tax, copyright, Armed Forces etc – related to a case will be included. The Valentine courts do away with separate jurisdictions, courts and venues in favor of expert judges who provide opinions, arguments, settlements and sentencing. Additional judges may be called upon where additional courts would today. The maximum amount of information is then focused on a given case for the least amount of money in the least amount of time with the most amount of convenience. Judges and fewer staff practicing mostly online saves drive time, parking, real estate, building and maintenance, and staffing costs while maximizing the hours actually worked.
Section. 4. No fees will be charged:
Free access encourages Citizens to bring bad apples to justice, participate in their democracy, and become educated about their laws.
PART. II. Our JUSTICES
Section. 2. Supreme Court Justices are elected by voters within 30 days of a vacancy and serve for 12 years.
PART. IV. Our COURTS
A Lower Court may send a constitutional case directly to the Supreme Court:
The Valentine Constitution streamlines our court system.
SPEAK POWER to POWER
Keeping 90% of our current Constitution, foundations and rights intact, The Valentine Constitution modernizes our unaccountable government to assist rather than restrict citizens.
Women, LGBTs, blacks, anti-tax and anti-deficit groups, environmentalists, 80% of America will get what they want most.
Candidates, nonprofits, foundations, protests and fundraisers have failed for decades to fulfill their missions. If they were going to solve our problems, they would have by now. How much longer will you hope that government or Wall Street or scientists solve your problems when they haven’t yet?
Even if your wish list of candidates were elected, what legislation would they pass? They’re too polarized and stalemated, between and within parties, to pass all the legislation needed to solve our many problems, and how long would it take them? It took Valentine 12,000 hours over 45 years! Unless we dictate play, our problems will never be solved.
Left, right and center voters, nonprofits, causes and celebrities can combine their considerable power to get the word out to dictate to candidates to vote FOR RATIFICATION or not be (re)elected.
The hard work’s been done. All you have to do is say you want it to trigger positive polling and they’ll ratify it to get your vote, then we can finally fix everything.