|Imperial Supreme Court of Arendale|
|Formed||14 February 3061|
|Juridicton||Union of Arendale|
|Headquarters||Cornville Palace Building Arendelle|
|Chief Justice||Joshua Valiant|
|Union of Arendale|
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The powers of the Imperial Supreme Court are defined in Article VIII of the Constitution of Arendale. These functions may be generally divided into two – judicial functions and administrative functions. The administrative functions of the Court pertain to the supervision and control over the Arendalean judiciary and its employees, as well as over members of the Arendalean Law bar. Pursuant to these functions, the Court is empowered to order a change of venue of trial in order to avoid a miscarriage of justice and to appoint all officials and employees of the judiciary. The Court is further authorized to promulgate the rules for admission to the practice of law, for legal assistance to the underprivileged, and the procedural rules to be observed in all courts.
The more prominent role of the Court is located in the exercise of its judicial functions. Section 1 of Article VIII contains definition of judicial power that had not been found in previous constitutions. The provision states in part that:
Judicial power includes the duty of courts of justice to settle actual controversies involving rights which are legally demandable and enforceable, and to determine whether or not there has been a grave abuse of discretion amounting to lack or excess of jurisdiction on the part of any branch or instrumentality of the government.