Judiciary Court Rules Re-Election

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In the case of Isatu Conteh vs. Board of Election Supervisors, the Student Court has reached a decision and ruled the election to be re-done.

Miss Morgan State candidate Isatu Conteh was disqualified due to an alleged social event (Meet and Greet) that was said to be unconstitutional. After deliberation by the Judiciary Court, it was found that not only was their not enough evidence to disqualify Ms. Conteh, but the whole election process was ruled to unconstitutional.

The first unconstitutional offense lies with the Election and Training Committee. Constitutionally the make up of Committee is to be of members of the senate and the chair is to be appointed by the President of the Senate.  Also the election rules manual is to be reconstructed for each specific election season; neither of which was implemented properly. More importantly, the Elections Committee does not have the jurisdiction to disqualify any candidate.

Chief Justice, Temidayo Akinsanya, says in his report “Therefore, since the make-up of the Elections and Training Committee was unconstitutional, and this Election and Training Committee failed to carry out its constitutional duties, the Court hereby ruled the elections process to be unconstitutional”.

Also, in regards to the Board of Election Supervisors, constitutionally they are to be made up of four potential graduating seniors and chaired by the Senior Class President. Although the Senior Class President chaired the Board, it was not made up four potential graduating seniors; thus further proving the election process to be unconstitutional.

Sources present in a meeting yesterday with the Judiciary Branch and SGA President Alvin Hill say, President Hill is in-compliant with the Judiciary Courts decision. Hill believes that we should move forward with the decision and let the next administration correct what is unconstitutional.

On the contrary to President Hill’s tyrannical belief, the time for justice is always now. The great leaders of our time including Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., and Nelson Mandela have taught us to stop injustice where it starts. In the words of Dr. King “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

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