Kingdom of the State of Louisiana
Article Fifteen: The Law Itself
Section One: The Louisiana Royal Civil Code
Provision One: The Code of Civil Procedure of the Republic is now a Section of the Title Procedures in the Louisiana Royal Civil Code. The Code of Criminal Procedure is now a Section of the Title Procedures in the Louisiana Royal Civil Code. All other Codes are to be assigned Sections and then along with these to be reworked in the Louisiana Royal Civil Code by the Louisiana Law Institute. All Title Designations in the Louisiana Civil Code of the Republic are to be preserved in the first edition at least of the Louisiana Royal Civil Code. The Louisiana Royal Civil Code is to be published in official French, English and diglot formats and versions.
Provision Two: Sections and titles to be added to the first edition of the Louisiana Royal Civil Code are to include the following:
1. In the Title “Persons” Sections titled as follows: The King/Le Roi, The Queen/ La Regne, Heirs, Royals, Nobles, Commoners, Notaries, Officials, Manor-Lord/ Seigneur, Serf Pettyholder, and other restorations of sections from older versions as needed with new Subsections.
2. New Titles shall include Mixed Government, Customs and Notaries, Legal Maps and Illustrations, the Royal Tribe/Peuple Royale, The Police and Penal Code, the Louisiana Racial Code, Animals and Living Things, Outer Space, Commercial Law Indexed and Cross-referenced and Telecommunications.
3. In the Section or Title “Domestic Regimes” shall be added sections or subsections titled: Royal House, Noble House, Manor, Harem, Seraglio, Palace/Palais, Monasteries and allowed variants, Maitressage and Concubinage.
4. In Things shall be added “Treasures and Heirlooms”, in “Obligations” Entail, Covenant and Honor.
Provision Three: There shall be a scholarly introduction to each edition of the Louisiana Royal Civil Code.
Provision Four: The Law shall also subsist in a very different way in two new codes. These are the Royal Code and the Honor Code.
Section Two: The Life, Acceptance and Practice of Law
Subsection One: Custom, Common Law and Notaries
Provision One: Two percent of the proceeds of the Perpetuity Fund shall be the Notarial Consignment and it shall be divided into three thirds and one third shall divided into the portions equal to the number of Parishes and then these portions shall be disbursed equally to all Parish Notarial Archives. The second third of the Notarial Consignment shall be divided among the Parish by a formula weighting their property taxes and population equally and applied by the Treasurer. The last third will be assigned by the Governor to projects of the Archives which he chooses to support.
Provision Two: Upon the Establishment of Kingdom of the State of Louisiana, the Notaries of each Parish shall be allowed in but the acceptance of future Notaries will be reformed. In addition, current Notaries will be required to join a Parish Notaries Association. All Notaries will be authorized after separate registrations with the Secretary of State to operate for the business of members of their personal Family Associations as well as in their Parish, the Parishes of the Sway land of the Petit Court in which they reside and in parishes touching their home Parish but they shall only belong to the Association of their Home Parish. With the assistance of some founding disbursements from the State and Kingdom the Notarial Associations of each Parish shall create a Notarial Archives are maintain one in existence. These archives shall inherit all Notarial records held by a Notary upon decease and may receive records during the Notaries life by consent. One percent of the proceeds of the Sovereign fund will go to employ members of the Royal House in providing support for the Archives in their obligations to curate, index and retrieve documents in these collections and to create digital storage copies. Another one percent will be awarded to the Parish Notaries Associations to collect as many old documents and collections of relevance into the Archives as possible. When this is largely done the effort will be to collect legal histories and photographs of historic sites for the archive.
Provision Three: Each Notarial Association will assemble once each year at least and at its principal assembly will conduct official business. The Notaries will all pay their Association two percent of all their Notarial fees. The Assembly will consist of the all member Notaries attending as the sole voting members on substantive issues the Genealogist of any Kindred located in the Parish who is in attendance, the Governor’s Agent for the Parish, the King’s Agent for the Parish, the Parish Assessor and the Parish Clerk of Court shall be participants capable of voting on procedural issues. The Assembly is not officially a government but an independent function and group operating in the sphere of governance and thus regulated more by law and Constitution than most guilds.
Provision Four: To become a Notary Public one must either be a native of the Parish where one is registered or else own real property there. Then a State test must be passed prior to either a six month apprenticeship to a licensed Notary in the Parish or else one hundred house of volunteer service in the Clerk of Courts Office and a hundred hours of service in the Parish Learning Center. No recordation of a marriage, conveyance of property, founding of a domestic regime or entry into one, setting of a date and sight for a licensed duel or vendetta skirmish or claim of succession to a title of Ordinary Nobility can be entirely valid until duly notarized and is otherwise at most putative. Each Archives shall keep the Livres de Coutumes and provide copies of it pages to the Royal Solicitor. In this capacity all Notaries are to be trained and authorized as collectors of legal customs and in this capacity shall address the King/Roi as Chef Invisisble de la Invisible Bariere de La Rochelle et Chef des Chefs Provencal de la Pays de les Coutumes. In the Archives the official form of assent shall be to say “Oc,Oc” in affirming any request. The notation of British Common Law Principles and Standards of Industry will go into the Livres des Coutumes in separate sections from the other regional customs and always the Provenance shall be given.
Provision Five: No lawyer from outside the Kingdom of the State of Louisiana whose practice is not naturalized may in any wise appear as an attorney in Courts of the State or Kingdom if this attorney has not retained a Notary as an adviser.
Provision Six: The Courts must consult the Livres de Coutumes and take legal cognizance of them as well as oral customs asserted by parties. These together with the English Common Law, the Canon Law and the total Droits et Lois framework of the Bouletherion must inform the judiciary and assist the Louisiana Law Institute in crafting codifying the original and all subsequent editions of the Louisiana Royal Civil Code.
Subsection Two: The Legal Profession
Provsion One: The Louisiana Law Institute will prepare and evaluate the Bar Examinations, will operate Legal Ethics Magistracy and a Legal Ethics Appeals Court subject directly to the Louisiana Supreme Court. It will certify and grade Law Schools in the Kingdom of the State of Louisiana and will certify and support all bar associations in the Kingdom of the State of Louisiana. The Louisiana Law Institute will have a staff and bureaucracy but in essence will consist of the twenty-one Fellows of the Louisiana Law Institute. The President and Chief Executive of the Louisiana Law Institute will be one of its members elected by the others for a five-year term renewable. These fellows shall be the two (2)fellows elected by the House of Representatives from the nominees provided by the Senate, the (1) Secretary-General appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate, the (1) Chairman appointed by the Roi, the (1)female jurist appointed by the Queen, a (1)single young lawyer elected two a two-year term by the assembled editors and staff of the Tulane University, Louisana State University and Loyola Law reviews, two (2) fellows appointed for life by the Chief Justice, the (1) Dean of the Tulane Law School, the (1)Dean of the Louisiana State Law School, the (1)Dean of the Loyola University Law School. Two (2)lawyers appointed by the Bouletherion, one (1)elected by the GAMPR. the (1)Head of the Center for Louisiana Studies at the Universite des Acadiens, three (3)fellows hired from other polities as working expert fellows hired by the Fellows as a vacancy occurs and serving at the discretion of the Fellows and three lawyers elected by the general populace in the three Public Service Commissioner Districts. All ordinary policy will be made by a simple majority vote and changes to the charter proposed or enacted by a two-thirds majority vote.
Provision Two: No new Law Schools shall be chartered in the Kingdom of the State of Louisiana without consent of the Louisiana Law Institute and the King. The three Law Schools currently in existence must teach a real coverage of the Louisiana Royal Civil Code as well as the Royal Codes and Charters and the Honor Code. However there may be Common Law Majors and other specialists who study little of these codes. All students must witness in person a few hours in a Notarial Archives, the operations at a Palace and the work of the Offices of Ritual Confrontation to graduate. Each of these three Law School faculties must entertain a dozen or fewer members of the Royal House each year with a dinner and a lecture on some topic of law.
Provision Three: Anyone rightly admitted to the Bar Exam who passes it can be admitted to the Bar and the practice of Law. There shall be four lawful types of candidates for the Bar Exam. These are:
1. Graduates of a certified Louisiana Law School, who can be either any graduate from a Kingdom of the State of Louisiana Law School or one in the top third of their class of graduates from a Minor Compact Jurisdiction Law School or from the top fifth of a Major Compact State school or top tenth of a Major Compact Territory or Possession school. These percentages shall be doubled in the case of States and Territories in the Major Compact if the student studied at least three standard courses there in Louisiana Law.
2. Readers of the Law who can be anyone leaving a Louisiana Law school after one year or more of successful study to read the materials and apprentice with a lawyer for four years, or anyone who twice entered law school and left unsuccessfully and has read the texts and apprenticed with a lawyer for five years or anyone who has enrolled with a Parish Notarial Archives and worked there at least three hundred unpaid or one hundred hours, has written two papers accepted to their collection on local custom and the Notarial Archives itself, who is a certified paralegal, legal secretary or court reporter and who has apprenticed to a lawyer and read the texts for six years.
3. Law school graduates from anywhere who have completed a one year finishing course at a certified Kingdom of the State of Louisiana Law School.
4. Any lawyer with five years experience practicing in another State or the Direct Imperial Jurisdiction, seven years in Federal American Empire Territory, nine years in a Federal American Empire Possession or eleven years abroad and who has appeared as an attorney in a court of law in the Kingdom of the State of Louisiana.
Provision Four: The Louisiana Bar Association and all other Bar Associations shall keep records of attendance and dues of all kinds, shall communicate regularly with the Royal Solicitor and shall discharge their constitutional and legal responsibilities to maintain the Charters granted to them.
Provision Five: Completion of a successful year of Graduate Study in Law after the Law school basic graduate degree currently a Juris Doctor will entitle a Citizen-Subject of this polity to comment at Law Institute Conferences and to order preliminary drafts of the Code in the Institute’s reading rooms.
Provision Six: The legal professionals of this Kingdom are expected to make the system acceptable and functional in all the circumstances of life and to be loyal to the Constitution, Royal Sovereign Monarch and People of the Polity. They shall take an oath or affirmation to that effect.
Section Three: Police, Corrections and the Penal System
Subsection One: Transformative Changes in the Founding of the Kingdom
Provision One: There shall now be a Police and Penal Code included as a Title in the Louisiana Royal Civil Code. All police chiefs, sheriffs and State Police Troop Commanders must have a physical copy on hand for personal and staff use and access to such remote resources as the Louisiana Law Institute may provide.
Provision Two: A standard Police Evaluation Examination will be undergone by all law enforcement officials in the Kingdom of the State of Louisiana who are applying for positions and after every five years of service and this shall be additional to the Civil Service Exams for those who take them. These shall not be used to produce a single force or standard but to track emotional and physical fitness, moral judgment, marksmanship, legal knowledge, driving skills and communications ability as well as professional subject knowledge. In addition State agency Law enforcement and Royal law enforcement will take a second written exam based on State knowledge and agency knowledge of a general nature while Parish and municipal employees will take a second exam testing knowledge of the Parish or municipality. The records of these exams will become part of their permanent records and shall also be required of elected officials in Law Enforcement.
Provision Three: The Law Enforcement and Police Community will be briefed and directed to threats of a military, piratical and paramilitary nature that are outside their actual operational capacity in order to assist in vigilance and surveillance related to such matters.
Provision Four: No inmate whether detainee, convict, transferee or prisoner shall be held for more than three days without being registered with the King’s Forced Labor Program so that they can be in possible disposition of these matters.
Provision Five: There shall be a Financial Fitness Index tied to promotions and no new ascent to rank without a corresponding financial clearance at the indicated level.
Provision Six: One percent of the proceeds of the Sovereign Fund shall go to awards by the King to programs for the benefit of families of Law Enforcement personnel. One percent of the Perpetuity fund will go to a Law Enforcement Dependents College Fund.
Provision Seven: An after report on all sting and undercover operations which is substantive but not all disclosing shall be notarized and filed with the proper Clerks of Court in each and every case within one year of the event.
Provision Eight: There shall be authorized four new types of correctional facilities:
1. Local Holding facilities for twelve hour recorded and not sentenced detention.
2. Forced Labor Program facilities, which will include numerous distinct subtypes.
3. Joint and Combined Extradition Facilities
4. Private Contract Prisons where inmate will pay five times cost for select forced labor, nicer facilities and greater access to the outside world.
Subsection Two: Racial Code Violations
Provision One: Many Racial Code Violations will be processed as additional factors on the principal crime. However for minor Racial Code violations the normal procedure will be to issue a citation to the offender, place them under arrest and move them to a twelve hour holding cell for five to twelve hours while their record is checked and updated. This in itself shall be the penalty for first and very infrequent offenses and offenders will be issued a court date where a clerk will be assigned to check for arrivals two hours in advance of the hearings and those who do not show up will be excused and the record of their offense simply made permanent without protest. Those who do show up may be assigned a different day for a certain hearing under bench warrant.
Provision Two: Under the Kingdom sexual assault of a mature woman without penetration, permanent injury or intrinsic public humiliation will be cause for Honor Code actions by her or her male connections of various types and will be cause for civil suit but will be very diminished in the law as a crime. However, there will be a criminal element to such acts where the actions are by a lower ranked or particularly disqualified male or affect a particularly protected woman. This will also be true with simple breaking and entering and minimal brandishing or possession of an unlawful weapon and some simple cases of technicaly resisting arrest. In all these cases these are major Racial Code violations when they are committed by relevant parties in relevant ways. The usual penalty for a Racial code violation of this type shall be a Quick Trial for Race Crime and, on Conviction, forty-five days at forced labor. With Criminal proceedings additional and separate to these Race proceedings, the process of the criminal law proper will be determined separately.
Subsection Three: Loups Garous
Provision One: The King and Royal House shall maintain L’Ordre Sacre et Royale des Loups Garous as a military unit. However, they shall also certify some independent Loups Garous. A Loup Garous has the right to file a report with any law enforcement agency and to petition to speak with the commander in due time unless this right is lost by abuse thereof.
Provision Two: Law Enforcement officials shall be subject to both disciplinary action and possible prosecution for unduly antagonizing, baiting or humiliating a Loup Garous even in an arrest or interrogation for a crime. Departments of any kind which hire an independent Loup Garous will receive a small royal bonus but must be certified as aware and fit employers.
Provision Three: Loup Garous behavior shall be evaluated as Loup Garous behavior and although they are relatively rare all law enforcement officials shall be expected to be aware of their existence and ignorance of their status may not be an excuse. Even undercover and allegedly subtle investigations or persecution of the Loup Garous in a community is discouraged without serious cause and requires some level of royal consultation. Each force with a K-9 unit or section will designate one member of this unit and his or her dog as the principal Loup Garous contact person. Mere knowledge or suspicion of truly horrific crimes, conspiracies piracies and events shall not be sufficient to create suspicion of criminal activity in a Loup Garous.
Provision Four: Loups Garous are subject to the criminal law as are other persons.