Supreme Court of Cascadia

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Supreme Court of Cascadia
Coat of Arms of Cascadia.png
Established August 17, 2022 (as State Court)
Jurisdiction Republic of Cascadia
Location Hall of Justice, Olympia
Composition Method Presidential nomination with House confirmation and monthly retention election
Authorized by National Constitution of Cascadia
Appeals from
Appeals to
Term length Life, with monthly retention
Number of positions 3
Type of court Chief Justice of Cascadia
Currently SayerQT
Since August 21, 2023
Appointed by EmpressCorgo
Term ends
Senior Associate Justice
Currently xBest_Name_Everx
Since October 23, 2023
Appointed by EmpressCorgo
Term ends
Junior Associate Justice
Currently WrestlingWithGod
Since March 23, 2024
Appointed by Paper1emur
Term ends

The Supreme Court of Cascadia is the highest court, constitutional tribunal, civil court, and trial-level court of general jurisdiction in the national judiciary of the Republic of Cascadia. It has ultimate original jurisdiction over all national court cases if a matter is raised to the court relating to the constitution or laws of Cascadia, and over town court cases that involve a point of Cascadian constitutional or national law; and it also has inferred appellate jurisdiction over cases settled in local tribunals or courts. The court holds the power of judicial review, the ability to invalidate a statute for violating a provision of the Constitution. It is also able to strike down presidential directives for violating either the Constitution or statutory law. However, it may act only within the context of a case in an area of law over which it has jurisdiction, unless the President uses their authority to refer a passed law to the Supreme Court to evaluate its constitutionality before the President decides to sign it.

The court was first established by Cascadia's first constitution as the "State Court of Cascadia", which was both headed by and purely consisted of a directly-elected Chief Judge, the sole judge of the court, serving for a renewable two-month term. Two elections for Chief Judge were held under this system, before the constitution was amended to establish a Supreme Court with 3 judges appointed by the President, with the advice and consent of the House, and with the continued support of three-fifths of the population in monthly retention referendums. This system has remained in place following the ratification of the National Constitution, in which the Supreme Court is described in Article 5. The court consists of three justices: the chief justice of Cascadia and two associate justices. Justices have lifetime tenure, meaning they remain on the court until they die, retire, resign, fail to meet three-fifths in a retention referendum, or are impeached and removed from office. When a vacancy occurs, the president, with the advice and consent of the House of Representatives, appoints a new justice. Each justice has a single vote in deciding the cases argued before the court. When in the majority, the chief justice decides who writes the opinion of the court; otherwise, the most senior justice in the majority assigns the task of writing the opinion.

The court meets in the Hall of Justice in Olympia. The current justices of the Supreme Court are SayerQT (Chief since August 24, 2023), xBest_Name_Everx (since October 23, 2023), and JAGL05 (since December 26, 2023).

Notable rulings

Current justices

Current justices of the Supreme Court
Justice / Residence Appointed by HCV Approval Start date Succeeded
SayerQT-Forward.png (Chief)

Olympia, Cascadia

EmpressCorgo 10–0 89.5% August 21, 2023 moggs
Xbest.png xBest_Name_Everx
Phoenix, Cascadia
EmpressCorgo 6–0 86.8% October 23, 2023 Furballen
WrestlingWithGod.png WrestlingWithGod
Chaeronea, Cascadia
Paper1emur 9–1 75.0% March 23, 2024 JAGL05

The constitutional office of Justice-in-Training is currently vacant. The most recent occupant of the post was Bachinuni, who became a full justice on October 23, 2023, and resigned his seat on November 19, 2023 to be elected to the House of Representatives.

List of judges of the Supreme Court

Main article: List of judges of the Supreme Court of Cascadia

Chief Justice (Seat 1)

Judge Town Date confirmed (House vote) Tenure Tenure length Reason for end Nominated by
1 Bubba Tea.png Bubba_Tea Olympia Elected August 17, 2022

Did not run for second term.

August 17, 2023

October 17, 2022
61 days Did not stand for reelection. Direct popular vote
2 Xbest.png xBest_Name_Everx Olympia

(later Las Cruces)

Elected October 17, 2022

Grandfathered into life appointment

October 17, 2022

February 19, 2023
126 days Failed retention. Direct popular vote
3 WrestlingWithGod.png WrestlingWithGod Chaeronea February 26, 2023
February 26, 2023

June 18, 2023
112 days Elected president. Milgorn123
4 Beamz30.png Beamz30 Jericho Ranch June 19, 2023
June 19, 2023

July 17, 2023
27 days Failed retention. WrestlingWithGod
5 Moggs.png moggs Frog July 17, 2023
July 17, 2023

August 11, 2023
25 days Renounced citizenship. Bachinuni
6 SayerQT-Forward.png SayerQT Olympia August 21, 2023
August 21, 2023

260 days Incumbent EmpressCorgo

Associate Justice (Seat 2)

Judge Town Date confirmed (House vote) Tenure Tenure length Reason for End Nominated by
WrestlingWithGod.png WrestlingWithGod Chaeronea November 29, 2022
November 29, 2022

January 15, 2023
47 days Failed retention. ViolentVampire
Furballen.png Furballen Vancouver January 25, 2023
January 25, 2023

February 19, 2023
25 days Failed retention. EstiQT
Jo Star.png Jo_Star Phoenix February 26, 2023
February 26, 2023

March 2, 2023
4 days Elected to House in special election. Milgorn123
Beamz30.png Beamz30 Port McNeill
(later Jericho Ranch)
April 27, 2023
April 27, 2023

June 18, 2023
52 days Appointed Chief Justice. AghastBlock
Seat vacant for 21 days following conflict between President WrestlingWithGod and the Legislature over judicial nominations.
Moggs.png moggs Frog July 9, 2023
July 9, 2023

July 17, 2023
8 days Appointed Chief Justice. WrestlingWithGod
Seat vacant for 46 days following moggs's appointment as Chief Justice of Cascadia.
Furballen.png Furballen Vancouver August 24, 2023
August 21, 2023

October 22, 2023
63 days Failed retention. EmpressCorgo
Xbest.png xBest_Name_Everx Phoenix October 23, 2023
October 23, 2023

191 days Incumbent EmpressCorgo

Associate Justice (Seat 3)

Judge Town Date confirmed (House vote) Tenure Tenure length Reason for End Nominated by
Arathorn52Skin.png Arathorn52 Salem December 1, 2022
December 1, 2022

January 27, 2023
57 days Retired. ViolentVampire
WrestlingWithGod.png WrestlingWithGod Chaeronea January 28, 2023
January 28, 2023

February 26, 2023
29 days Appointed Chief Justice. EstiQT
Aurivia.png Aurivia Chaeronea
(later Kalispell)
February 26, 2023
February 26, 2023

June 18, 2023
112 days Retired. Milgorn123
SayerQT-Forward.png SayerQT Olympia June 17, 2023
June 18, 2023

August 21, 2023
64 days Appointed Chief Justice. Setrus
Xbest.png xBest_Name_Everx Phoenix August 24, 2023
August 24, 2023

October 22, 2023
60 days Failed retention. EmpressCorgo
Bachinuni.png Bachinuni Helena October 23, 2023
October 23, 2023

November 19, 2023
28 days Elected to House. Justice-in-training (EmpressCorgo)
Seat vacant for 37 days following Bachinuni's election to the House of Representatives.
Yapannn.png Yapannn Eureka December 26, 2023
December 26, 2023

January 31, 2024
36 days Retired. Setrus
Jaglos.png JAGL05 Pyramid Lake January 30, 2024
January 31, 2024

March 17, 2024
45 days Elected to House. Setrus
WrestlingWithGod.png WrestlingWithGod Chaeronea March 23, 2024
March 23, 2024

40 days Incumbent Setrus
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Wars & Conflicts
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Executive branch
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Major laws
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