Tuesday, June 27, 2006
New New New
The Judicial Council has accepted both of Ben's suits. Ben sought a summary judgment on an expedited schedule, so both parties have 48 hours to submit briefs, and after review, the Judicial Council will determine whether a hearing is necessary.
The Judicial Council has also issued preliminary injunctions staying the orders. In the Buenrostro injunction, the Judicial Council writes:
Moreover, because the ASUC Constitution states that the Judicial Council is "vested with the judicial authority of the Association" and frames its own "rules of procedure for the exercise of its responsibilities," the concerned Executive Order cannot overrule the Constitution in order to prevent the Council from exercising its judicial responsibilities.
The decision is responding to the EO's claims that the Judicial Council cannot deal with the issue until the fall semester starts, but I think it's clear what else it means, and it's pretty grim for SA. Then again, no one really thought these EOs would stand up in the Judicial Council, the real issue is whether the Judicial Council's rulings will be effective.
Also, for those of you into justice-counting, there were six, and the decision to accept and issue the injunctions was unanimous.
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