Kapitel IV Art. 2 bis 4:
"Section 2. Commonwealth Trial Court. The Commonwealth trial court shall have
original jurisdiction in all cases in equity and in all cases at law which involve
land in the Commonwealth, and in all other civil actions. The court shall also
have original jurisdiction in all criminal actions. At least one full-time judge
shall be assigned to civil and criminal actions filed in Rota and Tinian. The
legislature shall determine the number of judges.
Section 3. Commonwealth Appeals Court. The legislature may establish a
Commonwealth appeals court to hear those appeals from judgments and orders of
the Commonwealth trial court.
Section 4. Appointment and Qualifications. The governor shall appoint judges of
the Commonwealth courts with the advice and consent of the senate. The term of
office shall be six years and may be increased by law to not more than twelve
years for judges who have served at least one term. A judge shall be at least
thirty-five years of age, a citizen or national of the United States and possess
other qualifications provided by law."