Judicial Court Advisory Ruling 15 April 2008

Judicial Court for Indiana-Purdue Student Government Association hereby issues this advisory ruling in which all justices agree that:
• The proposed amendment to the Bylaws (Article I, Section IV) that adds: “In special cases, outlined in the Senate Standing Regulations, legislation may be pulled from committees by full Senate.” This addition is not seen as being unconstitutional or having negative consequences on IPSGA or the student body.

• The proposed amendment to the Bylaws (Article I, Section III) that adds: “and five (5) excused absences” and “or excused absences” is not seen as being unconstitutional or having negative consequences on IPSGA or the student body. Both Justice Chowdrhy and Chief Justice Brown agree that the terms “excused” and “unexcused” need to be written so that a member can differentiate between the two.

• The proposed amendment the Constitution (Article IV, Section II) that adds: “appointing the President Pro Tempore of Senate with the concurrence of a simple majority of the Student Senate,” is not seen as being unconstitutional or having negative consequences on IPSGA or the student body.

Respectfully, Chief Justice Michael Brown Justice Brian Brenn

Justice Sunila Chowdrhy Justice Brittanie Scheiber