The Constitution Act of 2008 is an act of the New England Republic Parliament which establishes the framework of the government. This should not be confused with a constitution in the traditional sense, which is usually the highest law in a jurisdiction, and which cannot be easily changed. The Constitution Act, however, is still very much subordinate to the parliamentary sovereignty of the country, as established in the Parliament Act of 2007. The Act expands on the Parliament Act in the sense that it eliminates vagueness in certain respects and establishes the executive hierarchy as well as the court system. The Constitution Act is always referred to as such, and never, in an official capacity, as “the Constitution.”
- The court system is established with the Supreme Court of Appeals being the highest court of appeal as well as the parent organization to all other courts. The Chief Judge is the head of the court system as well as a member of the panel of Appeals Court Justices.
- The executive government is established as having a head of state President as well as a head of government Prime Minister. The creation of a Deputy Prime Minister office is left to the discretion of the President and Prime Minister of each term.
- Only the House of Delegates is able to propose new laws to Parliament.