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Special election opposed by Student Court, Senate, all three campus houses

The different governmental bodies allege it violates Student Government statutes.

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Benjamin Paley and Kerri Covington

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For the second time in two months, the Student Court declared the April 24-25 special election “unconstitutional.”

And while the decision is familiar to the judicial branch, it was a new one for the university’s three House of Representatives, as well as the university-wide student Senate. Over the last two weeks, the Senate, along with the Broward, Jupiter, and Boca Houses, passed a resolution stating the special election violates the Student Government Constitution and its statutes. 

The Senate passed the resolution 3-2 while the Boca, Jupiter, and Broward Houses supported the legislation 32-4, 6-0, and 3-0 respectively.

Over in the judicial branch, the Student Court once again maintained the special election is illegal. The court unanimously passed a petition April 23 declaring the special election unconstitutional, upholding the February election results, and placing a hold on the Elections Board’s decision to carry out a second election.

Despite this, the Elections Board went through with the special election this semester. February election winners Jacqueline LaBayne and Kyle MacDonald once again won the presidential and vice presidential seats.

Student Court Chief Justice Isaiah Moriarity recused himself from discussion regarding the case as he claims he’s faced personal attacks relating to his disapproval of the special election.

Check back with the University Press for updates as this story continues to develop. 

Benjamin Paley is the distribution manager of the University Press. For information regarding this or other stories, email [email protected].

Kerri Covington is the editor in chief of the University Press. For information regarding this or other stories, email [email protected] or tweet her @kerri_marie23.

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Benjamin Paley, Distribution Manager
Benjamin is a graduate student studying public administration, and has previously been a contributing writer. He hopes to work on Capitol Hill one day. During his off time, Benjamin enjoys reading a good book or watching British comedies.
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