Judicial Branch

“Interpret the Constitution and any such laws of the SGA, and adjudicate between parties appearing before it to settle disputes in matters of law. It shall have the powers to grant legal instruments to exercise these powers. Any powers conferred on it by an act of the senate or this constitution shall also be legal” (SGA Constitution Article VI: 6.6.).

We make sure that the E-Board and the Senate operates within the framework of the Constitution and their respective By-Laws (SGA Judicial By-Laws Section 1: C).

We make our court rulings on 4 principles: Constitutionality, Fairness, Clarity, and Proper Procedure (SGA Judicial By-Laws Section 2: B).

The Student Court, or the Judicial Court, interprets the laws of SGA. In addition to interpretation, they settle disputes between parties.

Chief Justice:
Has the sole administrative power over the Student Court and sets the standard for Court Hearings. He/she, with the 4 Associate Justices, interprets the laws of SGA and settles disputes in matters of law.

4 Associate Justices:
Interprets the laws of SGA and settles disputes in matters of law. These Justices represent a student from each classification at the University (Senior Justice, Junior Justice, Sophomore Justice, and Freshman Justice).

Court Office Positions:
These nonvoting office positions perform and handle different functions of the Student Court. Such positions include: Court Clerk, Court Marshall, Judicial General Advocate, Archivist, Court Representatives on University Committees and etc.

 

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