Query submitted 10th of October 2016 by President Kit McCarthy of the Republic of Mcarthia to the Supreme Judge of the Grand Unified Micronational:
- Can there be a right of appellate from the Supreme Court of Mcarthia to the Supreme Court of the Grand Unified Micronational?
- If yes, can it be made a statutory requirement for parties under Mcarthian jurisdiction to consent to a GUM Supreme Court appeal?
Response provided on the 13th of October 2016 by the Supreme Judge of the grand Unified Micronational:
As it is currently constituted, I do not think the court is able to do as you request. I think that for us to interfere in the affairs of a state to that extent would be to essentially establish the nation in question as a ‘trust’ of the Grand Unified Micronational, a state of affairs which I would be reluctant to enter into (unless absolutely necessary) without approval of Quorum.Under Article III, Chapter VI, s iii-xiv, there is no mention of a court case being able to be brought by one individual against another, except in cases where the individual in question may not be fairly tried in their respective home state.This constitutes the preliminary opinion of the Supreme Justice, on the behalf of the Supreme Court of the GUM
If a further more detailed opinion is desired, then this will take time to prepare, and I would request that an application for a further opinion is submitted within one week of this preliminary opinion.