The Grand Duchy of Alexander, a federal state of the Abeldane Empire, was dealt a legal blow in court today by Associate Justice Joshua Mullins, who ruled that Section 8 of their state constitution, allowing them to treat crimes not enumerated in law as penal offences, was outside of the legal bounds of the federal constitution.
Ruling for the claimant, former Attorney General Horatio Eden, now a perennial Abeldane litigator and on-again off-again political campaigner, Mullins agreed that the section of the state constitution was blatantly illegal.
“Section 8 of the State Constitution of ALexander does materially violate the protections afforded to citizens of Abeldane [sic.], and residents of Alexander in its entirety,” Mullins wrote in his decision. He went on to maintain that it was “in direct opposition of this universal protection [the protection from being accused of a crime at a time when such action was not a crime] by stating ‘crimes that are universally considered crimes may be prosecuted as a penal offense even if there is no specific law within Alexander making it so.'”
Eden’s spokesperson declined to comment.