Blkbird has posted two questions. It is evident that the 2nd question (are the elections valid) depends on the first question being answered, so the first question is docketed and the second one is tabled. The citizen comment by Black_Hole was noted. To rule that the question has no merit in that fashion would be the equivalent of ruling summarily that the Triumvirate was ratified as the CoL, in favor of the requestor's position. This is a topic which requires the court's full attention, and to rule so quickly would be unfair to those who wish to provide evidence to the contrary. Civ4DG1JR1 Question: Was the poll for ratification of Triumvirate 6.2 performed legally according to the rules in force at the time the poll was conducted? The relevant law is the Constitution, Article C. Members of the court and citizens may point out additional relevant laws as needed. Article C - Decision Making Power of the People All decision making power within the Democracy Game is derived from the collective rights of all the citizens. The Power of the People can be delegated to officials of the game in one or more of the following ways, or in other ways which may subsequently be discovered. By Mandate as evidenced in a citizen's selection to hold office via the elective process. By Constituency as evidenced by citizen comments in favor of a decision, in a public discussion. By Opinion Poll in the form of the results of a non-binding poll By Referendum in the form of an official, binding poll which has force over the current decision only. By Initiative in the form of a binding poll initiated by the citizenry, which has force over a current decision and future decisions of the same type By Recall of an official and selection of a replacement via election or appointment In the event that two or more such delegations of the Power of the People are in conflict, the following hierarchy shall determine which decision has precedence. An initiative has force of law and supercedes any other decision type (including an earlier initiative on the same subject) except another later initiative which repeals it. Binding polls of any type have precedence over any other decision type. Non-binding polls have precedence over non-polling decision types. Citizen input has precedence over mandate. If two or more polls or discussions occur on a matter, the last one to complete shall prevail. Lower forms of law may modify parts of this hierarchy, except for the provision regarding initiative which may not be modified. A lower form of law may specify procedures and restrictions on implementing decision types, except Initiative must always be allowed No decision shall require more support than an amendment to the Constitution. To keep this office from being overrun by discussion, all discussion on this JR will be in a thread dedicated to that purpose. Link to discussion thread for JR1.