Project: Law Enforcement Court
To Project Initiation
This project is not named in A Better Organization. It relates though to a number of the Requirements and Propositions. It is our position that law enforcement is an exceptionally important function of government, and that the government's performance in this function is less than satisfactory.
Immigration laws in the United States are a timely and luminous example. In particular, failures in border controls, in handling of the individuals who happened to be in the country illegally, in identifying and punishing the employers who hire illegal immigrants, are all in the forefront of debates around the immigration law reform. If it were not for the failures, would really there be a need for the reform?
Please take a few minutes to ponder over this project. We hope you will see in it the promise of a quantum leap in advancing participatory democracy and the representation of the public interest.
- To outline principal features of the Court
- To generate interest in this project
- To inform about the activities of other individuals and organizations that are relevant to this project
- To participate in such activities
Principal Features of the Court
The Law Enforcement Court is an agency created by government.
The office of the Court and its proceedings are fully financed by government.
The Court operates without government interference.
Any citizen and any lawful association of people (the Plaintiff) can bring a case before the Court against a government official (the Defendant), either elected or appointed.
It has to be clear that the Defendant is the person in government who is primarily responsible for enforcing a specific law.
The statement of claim by the Plaintiff must aim at convincing the Court Judge of failure in enforcing that specific law.
The Court Judge decides on the basis of pleadings of the parties.
The Judge's decision on the case is final.
If the decision is in favour of the Plaintiff, then (1) the Defendant must be fired from this position, (2) the reputability rating of the Plaintiff will be notched up. If the decision is in favour of the Defendant, the reputability rating of the plaintiff will be notched down.
If there is a repeat firing from a certain position, the government official to whom this position reports must be fired.
Any entity which has ever brought a case before the Court is included in the public Court record, which contains the entity's reputability rating. The initial rating is the same for everyone who brings a case first time. The reputability rating is to be used in determining the relative priorities of cases in the queue.
Page started on June 25, 2007, updated on November 7, 2009