Yap Men's House
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World War II
The Judicial Branch of the national government is the FSM Supreme Court. It is the only national court of the Federated States of Micronesia. Its main function is to interpret theConstitution and the laws of the Nation. The Supreme Court comprised of the Chief Justice and not more than five Associate Justices. Justices are nominated by the President for a lifetime appointment and confirmed by the Congress.
Legislative powers of the national government is vested in the Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia , a unicameral (one house) Body with fourteen Senators. The chief function of the Legislative Branch is to enact laws.
Each state elects one senator as its at-large representative to serve a term of four years.
The other ten Senators are elected for a two-year term and apportioned by population. As such, the composition of the two-year Members are five from Chuuk, three from Pohnpei with one each from Kosrae and Yap