Pittonia Case Summary

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The case of Pittonia is not a unique one; many times throughout history countries have made the transition from authoritarian rule to democratic rule. In these transitions, however, there are many differences in how a country can go about creating a democracy. Pittonia, for example, will draw inspiration from various nations around the world and use their precedence to mold a new democracy. Federalism studied in Canada, and the quasi-federalism of Spain, are influences for the benefits of a federal government, which include regional states having the authority to govern themselves. Bicameralism is chosen for its two-part representation system, ensuring that states are proportional represented in the lower house and equally represented in the …show more content…

For this institution Pittonia will draw inspiration from the Canada. Canada’s court system is comprised of four tiers; the provincial and territorial lower courts, the provincial and territorial superior courts, the appellate courts, both regional and federal, and the Canadian Supreme Court (“Canada’s Court System”). By using a method such as this Pittonia will ensure that all areas needing judicial guidance are overseen. Borrowing more from the Canadian system, and not another similar one, such as the American system, Pittonia’s courts are all unified, and the Supreme Court retains the final authority, unlike in the American system, where states can interpret state laws as they see fit. With such a diverse population, it is necessary in some areas to have strict uniformity, so that there can be no dissent with interpretations between regions. Having a judicial system that does not differentiate between regional and federal law and courts, however, may invite some citizens to express disapproval at regions not having the final jurisdiction over disputes. If Canada is used the primary source for Pittonia’s judicial system, there will be no further issues past some hypothetical

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