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Student Body Supreme Court opens review on 2 cases

<p>The IU Student Government office is seen in the Student Activities Tower of the Indiana Memorial Union. The IUSG Supreme Court will review and hold public hearings regarding an appeal about a recent amendment and a separate appeal about a budgetary issue.</p><p><br/><br/></p>

The IU Student Government office is seen in the Student Activities Tower of the Indiana Memorial Union. The IUSG Supreme Court will review and hold public hearings regarding an appeal about a recent amendment and a separate appeal about a budgetary issue.



The Indiana University Student Government Supreme Court is reviewing and holding public hearings over two appeals dealing with both a recent amendment and budgetary issues.

The first appeal concerns the recently ratified IUSG constitutional amendment dealing with the legitimacy of Congress. The second deals with a budgetary issue involving the Treasurer Micah Jackson, who has not officially been confirmed by Congress as of yet. 

In an announcement by the interim clerk of the IUSG Supreme Court, Andrew Barnicle, it was said that the court has granted certiorari for both cases. A certiorari means that the higher court will review the case.

The Court will allow the IUSG Congress to defend itself via the body’s speaker. 

“I want to draw attention to the fact that the Court is electing to allow the speaker of IUSG Congress or his/her designee to act as a respondent,” Barnicle said to the IDS in an email.

In addition, timelines have been delayed on Syed vs. Jackson due to allow for decisions to be finalized on the first appeal.

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