The Colonial Council is the highest judicial power and is the equivalent to the United States Supreme Court and consists of fifteen elected citizens (the top fifteen of the popular vote, based on the list of running candidates in its entirety, are elected to serve as council member; there are no party-line distinctions on ballet forms).
It is the highest obligation that the Council fulfill the core standings of our society by defending the citizens of the Alliance against that which would weaken or destroy the liberties and freedoms reinforced and guaranteed by the Colonial Constitution to every citizens of the Alliance.
One of the functions of the Colonial Council is to review all proposed bills submitted by the citizenship directly, verifying that said proposed bill in no way violates the Colonial Constitution; unless it so granted, and were is within its authority; the council is to make note of need for modifications return it to the author for redrafting. Once a proposed bill passes all its requirements, the council shall submit the bill to the citizenship for a vote. At no time can the council decline to submit a properly submitted bill as a means of circumventing the democratic process.
It is the responsibility of the council to preside over all matters of legality (excluding violations of the ACCJ), including the administration to court proceedings in matters involving allegedly criminal behaviour. In cases of alleged criminal behaviour, the actual weight of submitted evidence and the assertion of fact resides with the council; only evidence that has been unanimously approved of as fact may be entered into the record.
In the end, rulings are made in accordance with the prescription described in the law by computer, through the use of a flowchart-style process. If an alleged citizen is found guilty, their punishment is also described and fixed by the prescription described in the law violated. Council is prevented from distributing any form of unconstitutional manifest justice due to the process of predefining the punishments (attached to every bill).
The Colonial Council is also responsible for providing oversight to the AC and the actions of its senior officers and department heads. It is prohibited from interfering with the authorized duties of the AC unless absolutely deemed necessary in accordance with law.