Article XXIII (23) of the Constitution of the Nation of Pacifica

Law Enforcement

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Article XXIII (23) of the Constitution of the Nation of Pacifica

Law Enforcement

Article XXIII (23): Law Enforcement

    Commmentary: Article XXIII (23) covers law enforcement.

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Article XXIII (23): Law Enforcement

Section 1. [powers of Congress]

    Clause 1: The Congress shall have power to define and punish piracies and felonies committed on the high seas, and offenses against the Law of Nations.

    [Constitution of the United States of America, Article I, Section 8, Clause 10:] The Congress shall have Power … To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offences against the Law of Nations;

Section 2. [Chancellor of Law Enforcement]

    Clause 1: The Chancellor of Law Enforcement shall be the chief executive of federal departments regarding law enforcement. He or she shall hold his or her office during the term of ten years, and be elected by the people of the Nation of Pacifica.

    Clause 2: No person shall be elected to the office of the Chancellor of Law Enforcement more than once.

    Clause 3: The Congress may determine the time of voting for Chancellor of Law Enforcement; which day shall be the same throughout the Nation of Pacifica.

    Clause 4: The terms of the Chancellor of Law Enforcement shall end at noon on the 20th day of January, and the term of his or her successor shall then begin.

    Clause 5: Before he enter on the execution of his or her office, he or she shall take the following oath or affirmation:—“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of Chancellor of Law Enforcement for the Nation of Pacifica, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the Nation of Pacifica.”

    Clause 6: Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of the Chancellor of Law Enforcement, the President shall nominate a Chancellor of law enforcement who shall take office upon confirmation by a majority vote of both Houses of Congress. If the remainder of the term is less than three years, the new Chancellor of Law Enforcement may run for reelection once.

    Clause 7: The Chancellor of Law Enforcement shall, at stated times, receive for his or her services, a compensation, which shall neither be increased nor diminished during the period for which he or she shall have been elected, and he or she shall not receive within that period any other emolument from the Nation of Pacifica, or any of the states.

    Clause 8: Should the a 55% majority of the Senate vote no confidence in the Chancellor of Law Enforcement, the people shall vote on the Chancellor of Law Enforcement at the next election. If the sitting Chancellor of Law Enforcement receives the most votes, he or she shall continue to serve the remainder of his or her term. If another candidate receives the most votes, he or she shall become the new Chancellor of Law Enforcement and serve the remainder of the term. If the remainder of the term is less than three years, the new Chancellor of Law Enforcement may run for reelection once.

Section 3. [powers and duties of Chancellor of Law Enforcement]

    Clause 1: The Chancellor of Law Enforcement set policy regarding law enforcement; and he or she may require the opinion, in writing, of the officers in the law enforcement executive departments, upon any subject relating to the duties of their respective offices.

    Clause 2: The Chancellor of Law Enforcement shall nominate, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and the President sitting at the time of the nomination, shall appoint public ministers and consuls and all other officers of the law enforcement executive departments, whose appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by law: but the Congress may by law vest the appointment of such inferior officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the courts of law, in the Chancellor of Law Enforcement, or in the heads of departments.

    Clause 3: The Chancellor of Law Enforcement shall have power to fill up all vacancies that may happen during the recess of the Senate, by granting commissions which shall expire at the end of their next session.

    Clause 4: The Chancellor of Law Enforcement shall chair the Senate committees corresponding with law enforcement.

    Clause 5: The Chancellor of Law Enforcement shall from recommend to Congress for consideration such measures as he or she shall judge necessary and expedient; and he or she shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed. The Chancellor of Law Enforcement shall appear before each House of Congress from time to time as determined by each House to give information on law enforcement and answer questions from the members of each House.

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