ASNMU focuses on judiciary

Braden Linick

The ASNMU meeting Monday, Oct. 8 noted a top priority of completing interviews with individuals appointed to the ASNMU Judiciary.

Once the interviews are completed, the general assembly will vote on the candidates. Each candidate needs three-fourths of the boards approval to be on the ASNMU Judiciary.

When the judiciary has been determined, they will then process the articles of impeachment of ASNMU President Benjamin H. Stanley.

“There is a process in doing something like this and our process was quick,” off-campus representative Rachael Fisher said. “We didn’t have enough time to fully analyze the document before people voted on it.”

At a recent Board of Trustee’s meeting, the ASNMU constitution was changed to give ASNMU their own judiciary, rather than the Student Conduct Board, who previously settled ASNMU conflicts.

“Now it’s certain to not go to the student conduct board, it will be going to ASNMU judiciary,” said ASNMU vice president, Kelsey Hayes. “It will make it a longer process for the board.”

There are five available positions on ASNMU Judiciary.

At the start of the meeting, Stanley made a statement that he needs to work on some things he could be doing better as a president, and he will be making an effort to show it. He has already removed the chicken cartoon T-shirts from his office.

Fisher suggested the board retract the articles of impeachment, claiming there were some flaws within the document that could potentially lead to a legal issue if not corrected.

“Ben has rights,” Fisher said. “If the document is incorrect, to make it a legal issue.”

However, no motion to retract the articles was made. ASNMU faculty adviser Larry Pagel then gave the board a brief overview of Roberts Rules of Order on how their meetings are to be conducted.

The articles of impeachment of Stanley were passed Monday, Oct. 1 by the general assembly of ASNMU by eight out of nine board members.

Given that the constitution was recently changed to grant ASNMU with their own judiciary, it is an awkward time for the impeachment to surface, because the president appoints the people who will be processing the articles. This makes it difficult for the ASNMU general assembly to approve these appointees.