Repeal: “Legal Equality Act”

General Assembly Resolution #649 “Legal Equality Act” (Category: Civil Rights; Strength: Strong) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.

The World Assembly,

Noting that many nations across the multi-verse consider their democratically-elected national legislature(s) to be sovereign and their laws to be non-justiciable;

Concerned by clause 2(1) of this resolution, which failed to define what constitutes a “demonstrabl(e)” case of “public interest” or “the public’s interest” in enacting “measures such as commutations and pardons, including refraining from prosecuting a case”;

Dismayed by the flaws deriving from the lack of such definitions, which may permit politicians to determine themselves the fate of pardons and prosecutions for crimes in the absence of an independent “public interest” test and undermine due process of law;

Anxious at the same time at the compliance powers derived from GAR#440 and perverse incentives resulting thereof, such as this resolution lacking a provision for police discretion in enforcing minor offences, leading to unnecessary arrests and strain on police resources;

Hereby repeals “Legal Equality Act”.

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This resolution is now up for vote.

Bai Lung will vote FOR.

Repeal “Legal Equality Act”” was defeated 10,910 votes to 4,951.