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Students vote to amend Constitution

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After yesterday’s Student Government senatorial election, 308 students voted on the Constitutional amendment to shift the responsibilities of the Judiciary Council to the Attorney General.

The amendment passed, with 245 students, or 79.5% voting to approve it. 63 students, or 20.5% voting disapproved the amendment.

The Student Government senate passed the amendment at an August 29 meeting, in a 7 to 2 vote.

The question on the ballot read, “Do you approve or disapprove of the Student Government Constitutional amendment that would shift the responsibilities of the Judiciary Council to the Attorney General?”

Since the amendment passed, the Judiciary Council will be removed from the Student Government Constitution, and the Attorney General—Andrew Bishop (’14)—will now be responsible for hearing all appeals from Student Government decisions that involved a procedural error.

“I’m happy this amendment passed. It is really going to simplify the appeals process for clubs. As everyone is getting used to the new system, it is important to make this process as easy as possible. With a higher level of accountability, the appeals process will be more efficient and transparent to clubs in the entire student body,” said Student Government Attornney General Bishop.