Judges of Pegasus Command
Overview of Court
The PCSC has authorized for the resolution of intra-fleet member conflicts of a civil nature, the creation of a judicial system. This system is based on the 1978 BSG show. Should any member wish such action to be heard the hearings will be public and held in the Judicial room. Any member wishing to request a hearing on a matter or a rule interpretation may do so by request the the Chief Judge. Any interpretation of a rule, made by any member, will be reduced to writing and posted on the Pegasus Command site. All requests must be honored. The Chief Judge shall be elected by members of the Judicial System, and must be one of the 3 sitting judges.
The party making the claim will be called the Accuser while the party being charged will be called the Protector. Both members have the right to have any member of Peg Com to represent them. Both parties may present witnesses on their behalf and/or other relevant evidence such as screen shoots. The Accuser will put forth their evidence first, then the Protector. After all evidence is presented both parties will have a final opportunity to address the Court.
The Judges will then, after all evidence has been heard, will deliberate on the issue(s) in private, and will upon a majority of the Court deliver its ruling. If such majority is not obtained the claim is lost. The penalties allowed may be public reprimands of the member, recommendation for removal from the Guild to the PCSC or rank reduction to the SC and/or FA, striping of any or all civil awards, requirement of a public written apology.
Specific Powers of the Court
1. The Court may make rules for its own process, by majority vote of its Judges. These rules must be submitted to the PCSC for approval and if approved to the Office of the President for publishing on the site. Once published the rule becomes effective.
2. All removal complaints or actions in regard to a Peg Com member, must first be submitted to the Court for hearing.
Standards of proof in cases before the Court
To be found a spy or recommendation of a member for removal the evidence presented to the Court must be clear and convincing. This standard is above more likely than not, but less then beyond all reasonable doubt.
All other actions are found on a more likely than not standard.
All rulings will be placed in the forums, and serve as binding precedent in future cases.
No one involved in the alleged complaint may be involved in any part of the process, nor any member related to any of the parties.
Any member losing such a case may upon 10 days notice request review of the matter by the PCSC to the President. One member of the PCSC must agree to take the case, or the findings of the Court will become final. Upon a 2/3rds vote of all members of the PCSC , any ruling of the Court may be overruled or modified in any matter. All such rulings are final.