Thursday, April 21, 2005
Unterhalter was not impeached, but 13 people still managed to think that she should be. Apparently, despite the GA's complaints about the ASUC having control, the ASUC senate continues to be the GA's bitch. (Recall No on 54)
[ASUC senator Peter Chung] argued that by verbalizing the order over the phone to Elections Council Chair Angel Brewer before filing the order, Unterhalter disenfranchised thousands of students before the council had a chance to weigh in.
"Everything Unterhalter did that morning was not something reflected in what the association would have done," Chung said.
No, actually, students had already been denied the ability to vote on the referenda when the whole council weighed in. Unterhalter just repeated that. And, don't forget, the entire council supported her decision.
Chung also slammed Unterhalter for failing to read Leybovich's order before throwing it out.
Hehe. Funny. Because, you know... the Attorney General didn't read the ballot measures, either. No one reads anything, it seems. Anyway, it hardly matters whether she read it or not, if it overrode a council decision, it was needed to be overruled.
"This was a good, though rare representation of the checks and balances system at work in the ASUC," said ASUC Executive Vice President Christine Lee, who led the hearing.
Actually, it was a representation of how that system doesn't work, because even if the Judicial Council follows the senate's rules to the letter, the senate and president will still try to get the Judicial Council out of the way, because the senators do not read their rules, and only act on what they feel like doing. Don't forget this statement which pretty much summarizes the senate's opinion:
"Ideally it wasn’t a good idea to waive the by-laws, but it was really important for us to conduct business and support our student groups."
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