Given the competing interpretations and confusion in regards to the ASUCR Constitution, Bylaws, and Judicial Rules of Procedure and questions over the fairness of the actions taken by the ASUCR Senate and members of the Executive Branch during last night’s senate meeting, I have issued and am issuing again an Executive Order (relayed earlier this morning to the ASUCR Executive Director) to suspend and temporarily nullify the expulsion of Chief Justice Melina Reyes and Justice Daniel Ojo, and ordering their reinstatement as ASUCR Justices to serve in normal constitutional capacity in order to meet quorum and to evaluate the constitutionality of the actions (in question per the discussion attached below) taken by members of ASUCR during last night’s meeting. I am also issuing an executive order for the ruling on the constitutionality the actions in question (see below) and interpretation of the ASUCR Constitution, Bylaws and Judicial Rules of Procedure.
These executive orders are given for the following reasons:
Judicial Council is the only body with the authority to give a final ruling in regards to this and similar conflicts of interpretation and conflict within the branches as constituted in the ASUCR Constitution (f) Shall have the responsibilities of knowing the ASUCR Constitution and By Laws, and granted sole authority to resolve conflicts between the Legislative or Executive Branches and/or within the branches themselves;
ASUCR Judicial Rules of Procedure, Section 11 (b) All questions of interpretation of the ASUCR Constitution;
Section 12 Jurisdiction: Authority (a) The Judicial Council shall have the ultimate authority to interpret the wording of the ASUCR Constitution; and that of legislation enacted in accordance to the ASUCR Constitution (granted the power through the ASUCR Constitution Article VI, section C); and
ASUCR Constitution ARTICLE VI: Judiciary Branch SECTION E. Powers of the Judicial Branch
- The Judiciary Branch shall have the expressed explicit authority to:
(a) Review conflict of interest cases within the ASUCR;
(c) Verify the legality of all approved legislation and any extraneous cases which are brought before the Judicial Council as needed;
These rulings granted the powers through these executive orders shall be final as prescribed in ASUCR constitution:
ARTICLE VI SECTION F. Finality
All decisions from the Judicial Council shall be final unless reversed by subsequent council action.
Addendum: These Executive Orders are open to the public.
Addendum: Further, these Executive Orders are issued due to matters that are urgent and necessary to maintain the functioning of the ASUCR, such as the functioning of the ASUCR Judicial Branch and the verification process of the ASUCR elections results.