To the honourable justices of the Supreme Court
of the Gallente Federation.
We the undersigned, being Gallente citizens of good standing, petition this august and honourable court to issue writ(s) of mandamus
a) Compel the Federation Administration
to release all investigative reports of the inquiry into the event known as The Peralles incident
into the Gallente public record.
b) Compel the Federal State Department
to make diplomatic representation to the Amarr Civil
to request it make public any investigative report into the same incident.Facts of the Case
a) The Peralles was a spacecraft with Gallente registration.
b) The Peralles entered the Iderion jump gate in the Dom-Aphis system.
c) The Peralles failed to emerge in the Iderion system.
d) The Iderion and Dom-Aphis systems are under Amarr Sovereignty.
e) The passenger manifest of the Peralles included Federation Senator Hubert Caissor and family.
f) The Iderion jump gate is ''reported'' to exhibit unusual behaviour at the same time each day indicating the imminent arrive of the Peralles.
g) The inquiry findings were never made public.
Reference: The Peralles incident (Chronicle)
.Issues of Law
a) This petition is filed under the articles of the Constitution and precedents in law of the Gallente Federation.
b) The Supreme Court is the highest judicial institution in the Federation, its mandate is to ensure the Federal constitution is upheld specifically concerned about the higher truths of authority.
c) The right of Judicial petition by citizens of good standing. Legal Precedent: Power Politics
d) The right of Judicial review of the Federal Administration by the Supreme Court. Legal Precedent: The Pillars of Power
e) The supremacy of the Supreme Court over the Federal Administration. Legal Precedent: The Pillars of Power
f) The Precedent of citizen scrutiny. Legal Precedent: Legal Precedent: Power Politics
. That major issues may be subject public vote is precedented on the principle that the choice must be informed.
g) The principle of freedom of information. The founding principle of the Federation is individual freedom
. Individual freedom cannot be guaranteed without the freedom to access appropriate government information. Exceptions to the founding principle must be narrowly defined and subject to strict tests regarding public interest and citizen scrutiny.
i) The Principle of ‘open and honest’ administration. The Supreme Court's
function is to make the Federal Administration as open and honest as possible.