Medlin Law Firm - May 2021


Galactic Congress, mainly referred to as the Galactic Senate, held representatives from every planet and was the main governing body of the Republic. However, both law enforcement and the legal system fell under a different, single branch: the Judicial Department. Of course, the courtrooms weren’t the main facility for solving disputes. For a long time, law enforcement had their own arbitrators, known as the Judicials, who acted as armed peacekeepers and helped solve problems on planets locally. (It wasn’t until later on in the Republic’s history that they relied mainly on Jedi to act as the galaxy’s peacekeepers.) Peacekeepers can’t solve all crimes, though, especially those by political leaders. The Supreme Court was the Republic’s highest legal courtroom and helped solve the most intense intergalactic crimes. When Nute Gunray launched an invasion on Naboo during “Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones,” he was tried on four separate occasions, but, with expensive legal help, avoided imprisonment. In the movie, he blamed his persistent legal problems on Padmé Amidala, a senator for Naboo in the Galactic Senate, and put a price on her head. And so, the theatrics of the movie ensued.

In a universe full of dangerous adventure, advanced technology, and fantasy-inspired humanoid species, it might be hard to initially imagine exactly how a Supreme Court fits into an action-packed “Star Wars” narrative. Yet, in the “Star Wars” prequels, we get a peek into exactly how it worked. At the risk of sounding super nerdy, here’s a few fun facts that’ll help you blast away at light speed during your next “Star Wars” trivia night. To explain the Supreme Court, we have to break down the Galactic Republic, also known as the Republic. It began around 25,000 BBY, or Before the Battle of Yavin (aka, the destruction of the first Death Star in the very first “Star Wars” movie). Still with us? Good! Because the Galactic Republic was a huge deal. Planets operated much like states within the United States and joined the Republic to gain more protection and trade, despite exchanging their political independence. The Galactic Republic was essentially the galaxy’s superpower that helped maintain relative peace in the galaxy, including a congress, law enforcement agency, and legal courts. The

Turns out that politics can be quite dramatic, even in “StarWars.” We hope you enjoyed these fun facts! May the Fourth be with you!

Easy & Healthy Green Rice



1 cup tightly packed spinach leaves 1 cup tightly packed kale leaves, stems removed

1/2 cup yellow onions, finely diced

1/2 cup green peppers, diced

1 1/2 cups vegetable stock

1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

2 tbsp full-fat coconut milk

3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced

1 tsp kosher salt

1 cup long-grain white rice


1. In a blender, purée spinach and kale with vegetable stock, coconut milk, and salt. Set aside. 2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, sauté onions and peppers in olive oil until soft. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes.

adding the blended mixture. Increase heat to bring to a boil. 4. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until liquid has evaporated, 15–20 minutes. 5. Remove from heat and let sit for 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork before serving

3. Stir in rice and cook and

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