Signatures are no longer needed in order to run for a position within the Student Association after the Student Court voted to sustain the SA Senate’s veto override from this Tuesday night’s meeting.
In a 2-2 decision, the Court ended a complicated legislative battle over whether or not Executive Vice President Kyle Boyer and Alex Fitzsimmons, the SA’s secretary, made the correct ruling on what a “two-thirds decision” meant.
SA President Vishal Aswani’s Vice President for Judicial and Legislative Affairs, Jordan Chapman, claimed that two-thirds of the entire senate body must vote in order to overturn a veto. However the court sided with Boyer, asserting that two-thirds of senators present and voting at the meeting was enough to garner a veto override.
Because the Court’s decision came a day before the candidate registration period ended, the Court ruled to extend the registration period until noon on Feb. 17, giving candidates an extra three and a half days to get their name on the ballot.
Check out Tuesday’s edition of The Hatchet for the full story.