15 SGA senators suspended for constitutional violation
Seventeen Student Government Association senators have been suspended until the end of 2021 for voting and passing an amendment to the Special Recall Election Code — which the SGA Justice Department deemed a constitutional violation.
The following senators have been suspended:
Senate speaker David Paul Hilton
“The original suspension is voting on a bill that the court deemed unconstitutional and our adviser stated not to vote on,” Hutcherson said. “The complaint and the court decision are on the Department of Justice website. The email regarding the suspensions was sent privately to those it applies to.”
“Additionally we are dealing with a large number of complaints and election code violations,” she added. “Multiple violations are subject to suspension, so there is possibility it will be more.”
Correction: Two senators – Christina Brown and Alexis Cheatum- were removed from this list after a revision was made by the Attorney General.
Note: This story will be updated as information is released.