Tuesday, June 27, 2006
This is absolutely comical. Manny Buenrostro, outgoing ASUC President, and member of Student Action, has issued an Executive Order that installs the SA slate into executive office. Note the following:
1. Manny's term has expired, according to his own EO. He has no authority to issue EOs anymore. The regular summer semester has begun, which means the new term has begun, even though there are no executives filling the positions yet. (Update: I'm told that Manny has extended his presidency by Executive Order already. Of course, finding documentation of this fact would be difficult.)
2. Manny's EO specifically installs the SA slate, and says that nothing can be done until the Senate meets to overturn his EO. Note that, using his logic, he could install anyone he wanted, including elections losers, and nothing could be done.
3. The same logic could, hypothetically, declare that the Senate can no longer ever meet, and would be valid, because the Senate wouldn't meet to overturn it.
4. The decision in the case I won throwing out his other EO specifically mentioned that because he was trying to sidestep Judicial authority, the EO was invalid. The same is true in this case.
Suken Vakil Vishal Gupta is now threatening to sue individual justices.
Suken Vakil Vishal Gupta has attempted to withdraw his appeal. I dunno how it will work, since the case has already been accepted, but this might mean that, even if the EO is overturned, the appeal will still lose.
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