Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Spring Break Update: Boyer v. Joint Elections Committee

While the GW community has been on break, The Hatchet and Inside the SA have reported on the legal proceedings in the Student Court filed by Kyle Boyer against the Joint Elections Committee.

Boyer's filing, turned in on Monday, is lengthy and can be found here.

In brief, he challenges the JEC's ruling based on the "arbitrary and capricious" standard established in 1992 by the Student Court in Ferguson v. JEC, and later used in Cohen v. JEC in 2007 to undo the disqualification of a senator-elect.

A subsequent motion asking for summary judgment (or dismissal of the complaint) has been filed by the JEC, claiming that Kyle Boyer did not present sufficient evidence in his complaint to warrant a trial. That motion is best summarized in Logan Dobson's post linked here and above.

The court has yet to rule on whether or not it will hear the case.

Stay tuned for more updates and analysis.

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