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    The state of San Andreas first sought statehood in 1849 after the boom in population due to the Gold Rush. San Andreas successfully entered the Union as a free state by September 9th, 1850. The Governor is democratically elected every four months requiring a candidate to achieve a vote of over 50 percent to hold the office.

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    First Governor of San Andreas (February - May 2021): Richard Devine
    Second Governor of San Andreas (May - September 2021): Andrew McKinley
    Third Governor of San Andreas (September 2021 - January 2022): James Paxton
    Fourth Governor of San Andreas (January - May 2022): Vlad Tod
    Fifth Governor of San Andreas (May - September 2022): Karmen McKenzie
    Sixth Governor of San Andreas (September 2022 - May 2023): Richard Starr
    Seventh Governor of San Andreas (May 2023 - September 2023): Ryyan Avery
    Eighth Governor of San Andreas (September 2023 - June 2024): Damien Key
    Nineth Governor of San Andreas (June 2024 - Current): Ella Bright-Starr

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    Legislative Branch

    • State Representative(s)
      Tommy Merlin
      Jack Burton
      Maxine Finch
      Yuri Devlin
      Wyatt McKenzie
    • Speaker of the Legislator
      Yuri Devlin
    • State Secretary
      Vacant
    • State Treasurer
      Jack Burton

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    Judicial Branch

    • Chief Justice:
    • Associate Justice(s):
      Gerhard von Manteuffel
      Alfie Young
      William Buckley
      John MacLamar
      Joanna McGrath
      Doc Hilliard
    • Circuit Judge(s):
    • Magistrate(s):
      Willow Holloway
      Sunny Dae-Cavanagh
      Magnus McCready
      Rajesh Gupta
      Brantford Winstonworth
    • Courthouse(s)
      Rockford Courthouse [City Hall]
      Alta Courthouse
      Davis Courthouse (Decommissioned)

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    The Judiciary is a cornerstone of the government of San Andreas as well as a fair democracy itself, adjudicating civil, criminal, and appellate cases that come before it, acting as an impartial party to fairly and accurately interpret the law and make a decision on the case. The Judiciary is comprised of two courts - The Circuit Court and the Supreme Court of Appeals.

    The Circuit Court
    The Circuit Court hears both civil and criminal cases and will be the court that will hear the majority of cases that goes to the Judiciary. They will make decisions on civil disputes, determine guilt in criminal cases, and are responsible for civil administrative hearings.

    The Supreme Court of Appeals
    The Supreme Court of Appeals is responsible for reviewing appellate cases decided by The Circuit Court, disputes between governmental agencies, as well as acting a check on Executive and Legislative power by performing Judicial Review on laws. Where in Circuit Court cases you'll usually only have one judge, the Supreme Court of Appeals most often acts in a quorum of three or more justices.

    Organization of the Judiciary
    The Judiciary is made up of different judges that hear and make decisions on cases, as well as court clerks that play a critical role in maintaining the Judiciary.

    Chief Justice - The Chief Justice is the most senior judge of the Judiciary that provides guidance and training to all judges, determines if and by whom a case will be heard. They are generally responsible for the Judiciary as a whole and will represent the Judiciary in public matters and coordinate with heads of other departments to ensure smooth operation of justice. The Chief Justice will also preside impartially over all impeachment hearings.

    Associate Justice - An Associate Justice is a senior judge that will take part in and write opinions on Appellate cases. Associate Justices will also hear circuit court and will take part in court administration and the creation and management of court processes.

    Circuit Court Judge - A circuit court judge is responsible for the typical duties of a judge in that they will hear civil and criminal cases and handle administrative requests as well as various other tasks.

    Court Clerk - A core member of the judiciary, a court clerk assists in the administration of subpoenas, court reporter duties, acting as a public contact to the judiciary, and various other tasks as assigned. Although a member of the judiciary, Court Clerks lack the legal authority of a judge.

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