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Nap Time!!!

Friday, October 13, 2006
More fun news

Vishal Gupta has informed me that he will be trying to get the provision which allows us to reclaim ASUC mandatory fees spent on political, ideological, and religious activities and student groups removed from the ASUC by-laws. While I believe he is correct that the ASUC is not externally required to have such a provision, it does, and there is no reason why it shouldn't have it. Well, I guess the reason is that the ASUC doesn't want to have to spend its money on students in a responsible, fair, and accountable way. If the ASUC was a government that provided some kind of necessary service for everyone, maybe it would make sense to get rid of such a policy, but the ASUC is fairly extraneous for most people, who probably don't appreciate being forced by a useless organization to fund religion and politics.

posted by Beetle Aurora Drake 10/13/2006 06:26:00 PM #
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I'm pretty sure that even if this provision is taken out of the bylaws, it is required by case law established in Smith v. Regents and ASUCR v. Regents.
From Vishal:

"As a result of the Southworth and Rosenberger lawsuits, the Association is no longer obligated to offer refunds to students for mandatory student fees."

The policies at the OP suggest that the ASUC and the campus can remove such an obligation, too.
this is a very sad year for the asuc...
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