Three distinct and countervailing entities carry out executive, legislative, and judicial functions, respectively.
Any source of authority should be kept in check through a separation of powers.What is the legal status of the community’s assets and creations?
New members may join according to the community's policies.How are participants suspended or removed?
The executive may remove a member for violating the community's policies at least twice.What special roles can participants hold, and how are roles assigned? Are there limits on the terms or powers of participant roles?
No one member may hold a role on the board, administration, or court simultaneously. Each elected role may be held subsequently for no more than two terms.
A 5-member board is responsible for maintaining the list of community policies. To adopt a change to the policies, it must receive win approval from 3 board members. Community members elect the board annually.How are policies implemented?
An administrator is responsible for implementing community policies, or delegating the implementation thereof. Community members elect the administrator annually.How does the community monitor and evaluate its policy implementation?
A 3-member court can act on community-member complaints. If a policy is found to contradict this Rule, the court can overrule it with 2 votes. If the administrator is found to be failing to implement a policy or this Rule, the court can remove the administrator and call a new election to finish the term. Upon completing an annual term, the administrator may appoint one court member, replacing the longest-serving one.
Changes to this Rule require 4 votes from the board and 2 votes from the court.
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