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Con Court rejects Powers’ grievance

Con Court Issued its decision today regarding Ed-in-Chief of the ODE Laura Powers’ grievance. Powers’ petitioned the Court to reconsider its controversial ruling that candidates for the ASUO may not advertise with campus media. The Court’s per curiam ruling denied Powers’ motion, stating “[t]he continued controversy surrounding Election Rule 6.12 should find correction through the political process, not this Court. The rule is clear on its face. If Members of this University do not like the rule, they should change the rule. Political options abound for such a result, and that is the proper avenue for change.”

That’s the Court’s entire decision, by the way. Seriously. Way to pass the buck, guys.

The full text of the ruling can be found here, along with Powers’ petition. Also, Con Court is set to recess on Wednesday, so they’re trying to clear their docket. There’s a whole slew of election related decisions coming out, all of which can be found on the Court’s website.

Finally, the ODE issued an editorial today calling for the reform of the Con Court.

  1. Toby says:

    Maybe Assault…I would like to see if Con Court can handle the wrath of that bolt action tennis ball gun.

  2. ford says:

    Can the commentator please run more pieces on how stupid and uninformed Nik Antovich is? Please? His column today on GDP is AWFUL. He clearly identifies himself as a polisci major.

  3. Timothy says:

    After ASUO elections are replaced with Thunderdome, the Con Court should be replaced with The Gauntlet from American Gladiators.

  4. Jobetta says:

    I’ve never seen a dissenting opinion on a Con Court ruling. I never realized that before, but I covered a lot of their rulings last year and read most of this year’s and I’m not sure they’ve ever posted a dissenting opinion on the Web site.

  5. CJ Ciaramella says:

    Well, it’s per curiam, so there’s no way to tell. We’ll just have to assume they all agreed or were at least too lazy to write a dissenting opinion.

  6. Sakaki says:

    So, the question is who wrote the opinions, who concurred, and who did not.

    That way, we can find out who to throw out.

  7. Jobetta says:

    Laura, if it’s just an election rule, it probably doesn’t require a vote to change it. This is completely ridiculous. Maybe next year’s elections board will realize how stupid it is.

    I love the dismissal of the “7 cents” grievance. DIRE consequences for more personal attacks, huh? I’d like to see what those are.

  8. CJ Ciaramella says:

    Yeah, some Judge Doom style justice might keep the elections a little more civil.

    And you were right about those shoes. Talk about overacting, geez.

  9. Sean Jin says:

    CJ, you realize that I am probably the most qualified candidate for the Judge Dredd position, right?

    I will gladly demonstrate in person tomorrow, too, to prove it to you.

  10. Vincent says:

    Or perhaps, to reprise an old conversation, Judge Doom?

  11. CJ Ciaramella says:

    I’m going to start a campaign next year to replace Con Court with Judge Dredd.

  12. Vincent says:

    The ire of the Court has DIRE consequences indeed!!

  13. Sean Jin says:

    Check out Con Court’s ruling on Johnny Delashaw’s first petition: “Johnny’s personal attack has drawn the ire of the Court.”
    I wonder how hard they were laughing when they were typing that one up.

  14. Vincent says:

    I’m going to file a grievance against you if you do.

  15. Laura says:

    Great. Now I have to look into how to make students vote on it.

  16. Vincent says:

    Not that anyone expected any other result.

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