The public of the Federated Suns thinks very little of rising up and deposing a noble who has not proven himself worthy of his position. The two most common ways are public appeal or direct action. In public appeal, the people go before the planetary government to state their case against the noble's administration of a baronage or county. The right to public inquiry does not necessarily guarantee immediate removal of the offending noble. Rather, it brings the matter to the attention of the nobleman's superior, who will then decide his fate.
Most recently, Baron Defreders of Coal Valley on Montcoal was removed from power after three years of legal maneuvering. After the local mine union accused the Baron of ignoring their concerns about the safety of the mines, it still required the action of the Federation Judiciary and the assistance of the Ministry of Administrative Services to depose him.