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“The Seneschal wants a safe pair of hands”: Interview with new A-G Miestrâ Schivâ

Senator Miestrâ Schivâ was appointed Attorney-General of the KIngdom on 13th October.

ETT: As a non-lawyer, do you feel adequately qualified to lead government business in the Cort?
Schivâ: In many states, the Attorney-General is a political appointment, and calls upon a legal professional – a Solicitor-General, if you will – for the technical expertise which can only be provided by a member of the Bar. And I do intent to contact the Bar as and when the Government needs technical legal advice.
I am not, as you say, a trained lawyer – I flunked out of a law degree in my second year, fact fans – but I am a legislator and flatter myself that I can read a piece of legislation. I would see myself as more of an administrator of the Courts of Justice in this Kingdom, and as performing in an oversight role over the workings of the relevant legislation, and an advisory role over any possible loopholes in Government-sponsored legislation.
The other issue is that the role of A-G, in the last three terms of centre-left coalition government, has been something like a poisoned chalice. The Seneschál wants a safe pair of hands. I’m flattered, in that regard.

ETT: After such a run as Minister for Culture, what do you think was your greatest achievement?
Schivâ: Prüms Päçen în Ladîntsch. My primary interest has been production of basic learning materials for Talossan. I myself learned our national language out of Ben Madison’s Grammar, the kind of thing that only the most dedicated linguistic nerds are capable of. And that’s not the kind of thing that is appropriate for a national language. Thanks to the sterling efforts of el Ladîntsch Naziunál – which will hopefully continue under my successor – now every single citizen, whether a linguistic nerds or no, can learn the basics of ár glheþ and communicate in it. What a transformation since the days when the only person who actually spoke Talossan was its founder!

ETT: And by contrast, anything you wish you could have gotten around to but didn’t?
Schivâ: I was having fun with the concept of the “Miss Talossa” concept. I hope that one will continue. It’ll be funny.

El Tamlált Talossán 2015-10-15 06:40:56

Seneschal C. Carlüs Xheraltescù has announced a Cabinet reshuffle. Françal Ian Lux MC is appointed Minister of Culture, replacing Senator Miestrâ Schivâ UrN. The Senator herself has been appointed Attorney-General, replacing Vit Caçéir who is on an extended work-related sojourn in Antarctica. The King confirmed the nominations on 12th October.

S:reu Lux is a FreeDem MC, and is presently Deputy Minister of the Interior for Immigration. He is also a host of the Talossan Evening Chat Show, and was the outgoing party secretary of the Liberal Congress before the FreeDem merger. Senator Schivâ has been Minister of Culture since 2014, and was Distain of the 47th Cosa government.

Speaking to ETT, the Seneschal praised Senator Schivâ, stating that “I think she’s been the best Minister of Culture we’ve had in this country for a very long time!” When asked why such a senior figure had been appointed to what has lately been a less visible Cabinet position, the Seneschal stated that “the Office of Attorney-General…has historically been lacking in attention, and [the Senator’s] appointment should signify the fact that I want someone I can absolutely count on in a vital position such as that.”

The Seneschal also told ETT that the appointment of S:reu Lux, who is a relatively new Talossan citizen, is an example of “the advancement of new, enthusiastic and promising citizens [that] is absolutely something we should all be encouraging.” The Seneschal stated that he had “high expectations” for S:reu Lux’s service.

The appointments have been broadly welcomed in the Ziu. While praising the appointment of S:reu Lux specifically, RUMP leader Sir Alexandreu Davinescu MC, writing under the Berich’t Talossan Twitter account, questioned the appointment of Senator Schivâ, who is not a qualified lawyer, to the office of Attorney-General, descibing it as “odd”.


Recommendation: Appointment of an Attorney-General

The Office of the Prime Minister of Talossa
L’Óifisch dal Seneschal del Regipäts Talossa

Recommendation: Appointment of an Attorney-General

Voastra Maxhestá —

I come now before the throne seeking an audience to recommend the appointment of a Minister to Your Majesty’s Government.

Talossa is an addicting habit, as our website states. However, for reasons which often are beyond their will, many of us are forced to dedicate more time to their lives, to deal with unexpected personal issues, or with an upcoming important event; sometimes, instead, they are simply away due to less important problems (thankfully) like issues with their internet connection, or because they’re traveling. Luckily, this seems to be the case with Minister da Lhiun – although we are relieved to learn that nothing serious has happened to him, I feel compelled to replace him to ensure that the Government keeps working smoothly and the upcoming judicial cases concerning the Government are properly dealt with.

SO WHEREAS Lex.D.2.1 states that “All other Cabinet officers are appointed by the Seneschal (Prime Minister), serve at his pleasure, are responsible to him, and derive their powers from him”, and

WHEREAS one of the Ministers of my Government is temporarily unavailable; and

WHEREAS it is of our best interest to ensure that the Government is fully functional, and that all Ministers and Deputies are around to do their jobs; and

WHEREAS, thankfully, an excellently qualificated replacement exists and is willing to replace S:r da Lhiun in his position as Attorney-General; so

THEREFORE I, Lüc da Schir, Seneschal del Regipäts Talossan, with all duly vested authority and stuff, hereby recommend that Your Majesty appoint:

100px-JusticeBadgeDr. Txec dal Nordselvă
to the position of

FURTHERMORE, S:r da Lhiun is not relieved from any other office he is currently holding within the Cabinet, and will continue to serve as Deputy Attorney-General.FURTHER-FURTHERMORE, WHEREAS Lex.D.2.1 states that “anything that any Minister can do (officially), the Seneschal may (if he desires) do himself.”, and WHEREAS until HM the King of Talossa countersigns this recommendation, Talossa will continue to have an inactive Attorney-General; so

THEREFORE until the required Royal Assent to this recommendation, the Seneschal will unofficially serve as Attorney-General ad interim, his duties including representing the Government in the pending court cases.

Confident that the Crown will consent to this recommendation, may I be the first to congratulate Dr. Nordselva in advance and and to wish him all the best for his term in office.

Lüc da Schir

I of course approve this nomination, and hereby appoint Dr Nordselva Attorney General.

— John R.

Appointment of a New Attorney General

The Office of the Prime Minister of Talossa
L’Óifisch dal Seneschal del Regipäts Talossa

Recommendation: Appointment of a New Attorney General

Voastra Maxhestà,

As you may have read on the forum already, this is the second time this term that our Attorney General has resigned. I can truly say that I regret his decision, but again it seems there is little choice other than to respect it. I would like to thank S:reu Tímoþi Txec Max (Tim) Asmourescu for his willingness to serve as AG and also for the work he has done during his short term in office.

I, again, also have good news. We have been able to find a very good replacement, who is a rising star in the world of Talossan politics and legal affairs. It just so happens that this person also managed to get admitted to the Royal Talossan Bar today, so the timing seems perfect.

Therefore I, Glüc da Dhi, Seneschal del Regipäts Talossan, with all duly vested authority and stuff, hereby recommend that Your Majesty appoint:


Magniloqueu Épiqeu da Lhiun
to the position of

Thank you, S:reu Seneschal, and thank you S:reu da Lhiun for agreeing to serve. At the Prime Minister’s nomination, I hereby appoint Magniloqueu Épiqeu da Lhiun to the office of Attorney General of the Kingdom of Talossa.

Done under Our hand royal, at the city of Centennial in Colorado, this 11th day of March in the year of salvation 2014, the 35th of the independence of Talossa, and of Our reign the 7th.

— John Regeu