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Tuesday, April 1, 2014: GET OUT AND VOTE!

Student government does have a dramatic impact on your life at IU. Vote in this weeks IUSA election starting today! ‪#‎GETOUTTHEVOTE‬

Ballots open Tuesday and Wednesday.


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Tuesday, January 28, 2014: NOW ACCEPTING ASSOCIATE JUSTICE APPLICATIONS

The Indiana University Student Body Supreme Court is now accepting applications for Associate Justice positions. Applications and resumes should be e-mailed (as a Windows-Based, Adobe PDF attachment ONLY) to court@indiana.edu.

The application deadline is Saturday, February 22, 2013 by 11:59pm. Questions or concerns regarding this application process should be directed to the Court by e-mail at court@indiana.edu. The application can be downloaded on the application page found here.

NOTE: Please be sure to use Adobe Acrobat X Pro or newer to complete your application. You may download this program for your computer from IUWare’s website at: http://iuware.iu.edu/list.aspx?id=195. You can also access this program through almost any computer on campus.

Please ensure that your application data has been saved into your .PDF application before submitting it to the court. If you have any questions regarding how to install this programs or how to fill out and submit the application, do not hesitate to email the Court at court@indiana.edu

Interviews are scheduled to be held March 8th-9th. Please hold this date on your calendar when you submit your application.

 

Monday, August 26, 2013: IU Supreme Court Returns from Summer Recess

The Student Body Supreme Court of Indiana University ended its Summer Recess today pursuant to Court Standing Rules and Indiana University Student Association Constitution, Article VI, Section 3. The Court welcomes all members of the campus community back to Bloomington for the 2013-2014 academic year.  Questions, comments, or suggestions concerning the Court may be e-mailed to the Chief Justice at court@indiana.edu.

Monday, April 1, 2013: DECISION AND OPINION- SPARC v. Election Commission

The IU Supreme Court has reached a decision and issued the following majority opinion alongside a concurring opinion by Associate Justice Strzeszkowski.

The opinion can be found here.

Thursday, March 21, 2013: PUBLIC HEARING- SPARC v. Election Commission

The IU Supreme Court will hold a public hearing regarding SPARC v. Election Commission on Wednesday, March 27th at 10pm in The Sherman Minton Moot Court Room (Rm. 123) in the law school. All are encouraged to attend. The IU Supreme Court will issue a decision within 48 hours of the conclusion of the public hearing.

Copies of the complaint by SPARC and reply by the Election Commission are available upon request to the IU Supreme Court.

Thursday, March 21, 2013:ORDER FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION

The IU Supreme Court has ordered a preliminary injunctionin the case of SPARC v. Election Commission. It can be found here.

Thursday, March 21, 2013: GRANTING WRIT OF CERTIORARI

The IU Supreme Court has granted a writ of certiorari in the case SPARC v. Election Commission. It can be found here.

Thursday, March 21, 2013:FROM THE IUSA ELECTION COMMISSION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:


Effective 3/20/13 at 10:20pm, Thomas Dauer, the SPARC candidate for Vice President of Congress, has officially withdrawn from the IUSA election.  This results in an incomplete executive ticket for SPARC, and thus the Election Commission rules that SPARC is no longer eligible to run in the IUSA election.  In making this decision, the Election Commission sites the election code, with specific attention to sections 209 and 210 ("A candidate for any one of the four elected executive offices of President, Vice President, Congressional Secretary, or Treasurer must be a running mate with a candidate for each of the other three elected Executive offices, forming an executive slate...No individual may run for an IUSA executive position without the aforementioned running mates").  Because the deadline to apply to run for IUSA in this election cycle has passed, the Election Commission rules that it would be unfair to let anyone apply to fill this vacancy post-deadline.  The Election Commission also notes that the election code in Section 109 specifically provides a process for replacing a vacancy on the Election Commission, with no process for replacing a vacancy on a ticket running.  The Election Commission finds this as further evidence that the code does not warrant replacing an executive candidate.  As SPARC is no longer eligible to run in this election cycle, they are no longer eligible to participate in the debate.

All eligible congressional candidates originally affiliated with the SPARC ticket will still be allowed to run in this election as non-affiliated candidates.  For further clarifications or with questions, contact Melody Mostow, the Election Commissioner, at memostow@indiana.edu.  

 

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The IU Supreme Court has received a petition for emergency injunctive relief, and is reviewing the petition currently to decide if the court will grant a writ of certiorari and/or a preliminary injunction. A decision will be delivered prior to the IUSA Election Debate at 6pm tonight. Included in this decision will also be a determination of the necessity of a public appeal hearing as outlined in Section 806: Procedure for Appeals after Acceptance by the Supreme Court of the IUSA Election Code 2013. Please refer to Sections 803-807 for additional information.

 

Monday, February 25, 2013: NOW ACCEPTING ASSOCIATE JUSTICE APPLICATIONS

The Indiana University Student Body Supreme Court is now accepting applications for Associate Justice positions. Applications should be e-mailed (as a Windows-Based, Adobe PDF attachment ONLY) to court@indiana.edu. The application deadline is Friday, March 22, 2013 by 5:00pm. Questions or concerns regarding this application process should be directed to the Court by e-mail at court@indiana.edu. The application can be downloaded on the application page found here.

NOTE: Please be sure to use Adobe Acrobat X Pro to complete your application. You may download this program for your computer from IUWare’s website at: http://iuware.iu.edu/list.aspx?id=195. You can also access this program through almost any computer on campus.

PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOUR APPLICATION DATA HAS BEEN SAVED INTO YOUR .PDF APPLICATION BEFORE SUBMITTING IT TO THE COURT. If you have any questions regarding how to install this programs or how to fill out and submit the application, do not hesitate to email the Court at court@indiana.edu

 

Friday, February 1, 2013: IU Supreme Court Holds Annual Judicial Conference

The Student Body Supreme Court of Indiana University hosted its Annual Judicial Conference, a meeting of the many judicial boards on the Indiana University Campus. Guest Speakers included Associate Dean of Students and Director of The Office of Student Ethics, Jason Casares, and Assistant Director of The Office of Student Ethics, Jon Reveire.

 

Wednesday, August 29, 2012: IU Supreme Court Returns from Summer Recess

The Student Body Supreme Court of Indiana University ended its Summer Recess today pursuant to Court Standing Rules and Indiana University Student Association Constitution, Article VI, Section 3. The Court welcomes all members of the campus community back to Bloomington for the 2012-2013 academic year.  Questions, comments, or suggestions concerning the Court may be e-mailed to The Chief Justice at court@indiana.edu.

 

Wednesday, April 11, 2012: Court Certifies IUSA Election Results

The Court certified the 2012 Indiana University Student Association election results today. There were 458 ballots cast in this year’s election. The Movement for IUSA ticket received the majority vote and will serve as the 2011‐2012 IUSA executives. Kyle Straub will be the 2011‐2012 Student Body President. The election results can be found here and the press release here.

Thursday, February 17, 2012: NOW ACCEPTING ASSOCIATE JUSTICE APPLICATIONS

The Indiana University Student Body Supreme Court is now accepting applications for Associate Justice positions. Applications should be e-mailed (as a Windows-Based, Adobe PDF attachment ONLY) to court@indiana.edu. The application deadline is Friday, March 9, 2012 by 5:00pm. Questions or concerns regarding this application process should be directed to the Court by e-mail at court@indiana.edu. The application can be downloaded on the application page found here.

NOTE: Please be sure to use Adobe Acrobat X Pro to complete your application. You may download this program for your computer from IUWare’s website at: http://iuware.iu.edu/list.aspx?id=195. You can also access this program through almost any computer on campus.

PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOUR APPLICATION DATA HAS BEEN SAVED INTO YOUR .PDF APPLICATION BEFORE SUBMITTING IT TO THE COURT. If you have any questions regarding how to install this programs or how to fill out and submit the application, do not hesitate to email the Court at court@indiana.edu

Tuesday, August 30, 2011: IU Supreme Court Returns from Summer Recess

The Student Body Supreme Court of Indiana University ended its Summer Recess today pursuant to Court Standing Rules and Indiana University Student Association Constitution, Article VI, Section 3. The Court welcomes all members of the campus community back to Bloomington for the 2011-2012 academic year.  Questions, comments, or suggestions concerning the Court may be e-mailed to The Chief Justice at court@indiana.edu.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011: IU Supreme Court Enters Summer Recess

The Student Body Supreme Court of Indiana University entered into its Summer Recess today pursuant to Court Standing Rules and Indiana University Student Association Constitution, Article VI, Section 3. The Court will continue most of its normal functions throughout the Summer Recess, and will be available via e-mail sent to court@indiana.edu.The Justices of the Supreme Court would like to wish all members of the campus community a safe and enjoyable summer.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011: New Associate Justice Appointees Join IU Supreme Court

The Student Body Supreme Court is pleased to announce the appointment of three new Associate Justices of the Court: Mr. Matthew Bower, Mr. Andrew Nielsen, and Ms. Alicia Nieves.

Friday, March 11, 2011: Court Certifies IUSA Election Results

The Court certified the 2011 Indiana University Student Association election results today. There were 9,071 ballots cast in this year’s election. The Big Ten ticket received the majority vote and will serve as the 2011‐2012 IUSA executives. Justin Kingsolver will be the 2011‐2012 Student Body President. The election results can be found here and the press release here.

Thursday, March 10, 2011: Court Accepts Petition of Revocation

On Tuesday, March 8, the Respondent Neil Kelty submitted to the Court a motion to dismiss the pending case. On Wednesday, March 9, Petitioners Justin D. Kingsolver and Jarad S. Winget submitted a petition of revocation. The Court accepted the petitioners' request today, March 10. The decision to accept can be found here. Due to the fact that the petitioners submitted their request before the Court had an opportunity to consider the Respondent's motion, the Court will not issue a decision regarding said motion. Please feel free to contact court@indiana.edu with questions regarding this matter.

Sunday, March 6, 2011: Court Grants Petitioners' Motion for Continuance

Petitioners Justin D. Kingsolver and Jarad S. Winget filed a motion for continuance on Sunday, March 6, 2011. Respondent Neil Kelty agreed to the continuance. Consequently, the Court granted this motion, effectively postponing the public hearing. The time and location of the hearing is TBD.

Saturday, March 5, 2011: Public Hearing Room Finalized

The public hearing scheduled for tomorrow evening will take place at 6:00pm in Room 121 of the Maurer School of Law.

Friday, March 4, 2011: Petitioners Submit Brief to the Court

Petitioners Justin D. Kingsolver, Jarad S. Winget submitted a brief to the Court on Friday, March 4, 2011. The Court will accept a reply brief from the respondent until 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 6, 2011.

Tuesday, February 29, 2011: The standing rules in effect for the judicial review hearing can be read here and the Court's Universal Procedures for a Public Hearing can be read here. Again, the hearing will be held on Sunday, March 6, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. and will be open to the public. The specific room location will be posted on the Court’s website prior to the hearing. Please feel free to contact court@indiana.edu with questions regarding this matter.

Sunday, February 27, 2011: Supreme Court Issues Preliminary Injunction

On Sunday, February 27, 2011, the Student Body Supreme Court held a public hearing regarding the issuance of preliminary injunctive relief. After considering arguments from both sides, the Court has issued a preliminary injunction against Mr. Kelty, preventing thrive44, or any organization and/or entity associated with Mr. Kelty from receiving funds from IUSA until the Court holds a hearing for judicial review. The decision can be found here and the press release can be found here.

The judicial review hearing will be held on Sunday, March 6, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. and will be open to the public. The specific room location will be posted on the Court’s website prior to the hearing. Briefs submitted to both the Court (court@indiana.edu) and Chief Justice Tara Maloney (tarmalon@indiana.edu), will be accepted until Friday, March 4, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. Please direct any questions or concerns to the Court at court@indiana.edu.

Sunday, February 27, 2011: Public Hearing Time Finalized

The public hearing scheduled for this evening will take place at 6:00pm in Room 121 of the Maurer School of Law.

Saturday, February 26, 2011: IU Supreme Court Set to Hold Public Hearing

On Saturday, February 26, 2011, the Student Body Supreme Court accepted both the Request for Injunctive Relief filed by Justin D. Kingsolver and Jarad S. Winget and the Request for Injunctive Relief filed by Kevin Carlson, Ryan Black, and Luke Gates. The decision to accept and consolidate the requests can be accessed here. The Court will hold a public hearing in regard to the Request for Injunctive Relief on Sunday, February 27, 2011, and the time is TBA. The location of the hearing is Room 121 in the Maurer School of Law. The hearing is open to the public. The standing rules in effect for the hearing can be read here and the procedures for injunctive relief can be read here. Please feel free to contact court@indiana.edu with questions regarding this matter.

Friday, February 25, 2011: Court Receives Two Petitions for Injunctive Relief

On Thursday, February 24, 2011, the Supreme Court received a petition for injunctive relief from Justin D. Kingsolver and Jarad S. Winget. In addition, today, February 25, 2011, the Court received a petition for injunctive relief from Kevin Carlson, Ryan Black, and Luke Gates. Please direct any questions or concerns to the Court by e-mail at court@indiana.edu

Wednesday, February 23, 2011: Court Accepts Petition of Revocation

The Student Body Supreme Court accepted the Petition of Revocation filed by Connor Caudill, Landon Kellogg, and Thomas Miller. As such, the Petition for Injunctive Relief filed by these petitioners is revoked without prejudice. The decision can be found here. Please direct any comments or questions to the Court's email, court@indiana.edu.

Sunday, February 20, 2011: Revocation of Petition for Injunctive Relief

The Court has neither accepted nor rejected the petition for revocation submitted by Connor Caudill, Landon Kellogg, and Thomas Miller. The matter is still under consideration.

Sunday, February 20, 2011: Revocation of Petition for Injunctive Relief

Connor Caudill, Landon Kellogg, and Thomas Miller submitted a petition to revoke their request for injunctive relief. Please direct any questions or concerns to the Court by e-mail at court@indiana.edu.

Friday, February 18, 2011: Petition for Injunctive Relief

The Supreme Court received a petition for injunctive relief today filed by Indiana University students Connor Caudill, Landon Kellogg, and Thomas Miller.

Thursday, February 17, 2011: NOW ACCEPTING ASSOCIATE JUSTICE APPLICATIONS

The Indiana University Student Body Supreme Court is now accepting applications for Associate Justice positions. Applications should be e-mailed (as a Windows-Based, Adobe PDF attachment ONLY) to court@indiana.edu. The application deadline is Friday, March 11, 2011 by 5:00pm. Questions or concerns regarding this application process should be directed to the Court by e-mail at court@indiana.edu. The application can be downloaded on the application page found here.

NOTE: Please be sure to use one of the following versions of Adobe Acrobat when filling out the application forms electronically:  Acrobat Pro Extended 9.0, Acrobat Pro 9.3, and Acrobat X Pro. You may download this program for your computer from IUWare’s website at http://iuware.iu.edu/list.aspx?id=195, or, alternatively, you can access these programs through almost any computer on campus. If you have any questions regarding how to install these programs or how to fill out and submit the application, then please do not hesitate to email the Court at court@indiana.edu

Thursday, January 27, 2011: Judicial Conference has been Cancelled

The IU Supreme Court has decided to cancel the fifth annual judicial conference, which was scheduled for Friday, January 28. J-Board members who have commentary or questions related to the campus judicial system should not hesitate to contact the Supreme Court at court@indiana.edu.

Sunday, January 16, 2011: IU Supreme Court hosts Judicial Conference

The Supreme Court and members of IU's campus Judicial Boards will gather for the fifth annual judicial conference in the Dogwood Room of the IMU on Friday, January 28 from 3:00pm - 5:00pm. The conference brings members of the campus judicial system together for thoughtful discussion and dialogue in order to maintain quality and integrity within Indiana University's Judicial System. For more information, please contact Judicial Affairs Committee Chair Erin Chapman at chapmane@indiana.edu.

Saturday, September 11, 2010: Application Submission Period has Concluded

The Court is no longer accepting applications for the vacant Associate Justice position as the submission period has concluded. Interested students should remain attentive to future announcements in the spring semester regarding the next wave of recruitment.

Friday, September 3, 2010: NOW ACCEPTING ASSOCIATE JUSTICE APPLICATIONS

Due to an unexpected vacancy, the Indiana University Student Body Supreme Court is now accepting applications for Associate Justice positions. Applications should be e-mailed (as a Windows-Based, Adobe PDF attachment ONLY) to court@indiana.edu. The application deadline is Friday, September 10, 2010 at 11:59pm. Questions or concerns regarding this application process should be directed to the Court by e-mail at court@indiana.edu. The application can be downloaded on the application page found here.

Monday, August 30, 2010: IU Supreme Court Returns from Summer Recess

The Student Body Supreme Court of Indiana University ended its Summer Recess today pursuant to Court Standing Rules and Indiana University Student Association Constitution, Article VI, Section 3.  The Court welcomes all members of the campus community back to Bloomington for the 2010-2011 academic year.  Questions, comments, or suggestions concerning the Court may be e-mailed to The Chief Justice at court@indiana.edu.

Thursday, April 15, 2010: IU Supreme Court Enters Summer Recess

The Student Body Supreme Court of Indiana University entered into its Summer Recess today pursuant to Court Standing Rules and Indiana University Student Association Constitution, Article VI, Section 3. While the Court will continue most of its normal functions throughout the Summer Recess, and will be available via e-mail sent to court@indiana.edu, it will not accept any Petitions for Judicial Review or Requests for a Writ of Certiorari until it reconvenes for the Fall 2010 judicial term. The Justices of the Supreme Court would like to wish all members of the campus community a safe and enjoyable summer.

Tuesday, April 15, 2010: The Chief Justice Tara Maloney swore in the new Indiana University Student Association executives this evening, thus supplementing her inauguration of the Congressional representatives on Tuesday, April 13th. The IUSA website can be seen at http://www.indiana.edu/~iusa/

Tuesday, April 13, 2010: New Associate Justice Appointees Join IU Supreme Court

The Student Body Supreme Court is pleased to announce the appointment of four new Associate Justices of the Court: Mr. Cameron Robinson, Mr. Ronak Shah, Ms. Mikaela Shaw, and Ms. Julia Strzeskowski.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010: John Gillard, Student Body Historian, and Daniel Herman, Congressman representing the off-campus constituency, formally withdrew the petition for injunctive relief that they filed on Sunday, March 28, 2010. The petition was in regards to the recently adopted 2009-2010 IUSA Funding Board Constitution. Their formal withdrawal is available here


Due to the petition being withdrawn, the Student Body Supreme Court has cancelled the hearing originally scheduled for Friday, April 2, 2010. Please feel free to contact the Court at court@indiana.edu with any questions. 

Sunday, March 28, 2010: IU Supreme Court Set to Hold Public Hearing

The Student Body Supreme Court received a petition filed by John Gillard, Student Body Historian, and Daniel Herman, Congressman representing the off campus
constituency. The Court accepted this petition on March 29, 2010 and issued a press release in regards to this matter. The Court will hold a hearing in determination of injunctive relief on Friday, April 2, 2010 at 12:30 p.m. The specific location will be posted on the Court's website prior to the hearing. Briefs should be submitted to the Court at court@indiana.edu and to Chief Justice Tara Maloney at tarmalon@indiana.edu; briefs will be accepted until one hour prior to the opening of the proceedings. The hearing is open to the public. The standing rules in effect for the hearing can be read here and the procedures for injunctive relief can be read here. Please feel free to contact court@indiana.edu with questions regarding this matter.

Monday, March 15, 2010: IU Supreme Court Certifies Student Government Election Results

The Student Body Supreme Court of Indiana University has certified the 2010 IUSA elections. Please see the press release here. You can find the election results here. Questions or concerns regarding these election results should be directed to the Court by e-mail at court@indiana.edu.

Sunday, March 7, 2010: In addition to the ruling issued yesterday, the IUSA Supreme Court handed down a decision today regarding the iUnity ticket's second petition. Due to the plaintiff's failure to provide a formal complaint and factual evidence, the Court dismissed the case sua sponte. The decision can be accessed here and its corresponding press release here.

Saturday, March 6, 2010: Today the IUSA Supreme Court released its decision in the case iUnity v. IUSA Elections Commission and Kirkwood. The decision can be found here and the post-decision press release here.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010: IU Supreme Court Receives Briefs Regarding iUnity Petitions

Today, March 3, 2010, the Elections Commission, the Kirkwood ticket, and former IUSA President Luke Fields each submitted briefs to the Supreme Court regarding the iUnity ticket's recent petitions. The Elections Commission's reply brief may be found here, the Kirkwood ticket's reply brief here, and Mr. Fields' amicus curiae brief here.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010: IU Supreme Court Set to Hold Public Hearing

On March 2, 2010, the iUnity ticket submitted three separate petitions to the Supreme Court. The Court will hold a hearing in determination of injunctive relief today, March 3, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. in the Maurer School of Law, Room 121. The hearing is open to the public. The press release can be read here, and the standing rules in effect for today's hearing can be read here. Also, the procedures for injunctive relief can be read here. Please feel free to contact the IUSA Supreme Court Chief Justice Tara Maloney at tarmalon@umail.iu.edu with questions regarding this matter.

Monday, February 1, 2010: NOW ACCEPTING ASSOCIATE JUSTICE APPLICATIONS

The Indiana University Student Body Supreme Court is now accepting applications for Associate Justice positions. Applications should be e-mailed (as a Windows-Based, Adobe PDF attachment ONLY) to court@indiana.edu. The application deadline is Friday, March 12, 2010 at 5pm. Questions or concerns regarding this application process should be directed to the Court by e-mail at court@indiana.edu. The application can be downloaded on the application page found here.

Saturday, January 30, 2010: IU Supreme Court Hosts Judicial Conference

The Supreme Court and members of the IU Campus Judicial Boards will convene this Saturday at 11am in the Maple Room of the IMU. For information, current judicial board members should contact Judicial Affairs Chairwoman Erin Chapman at chapmane@indiana.edu.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009: IU Supreme Court Returns from Summer Recess

The Student Body Supreme Court of Indiana University ended its Summer Recess pursuant to Court Standing Rules and Indiana University Student Association Constitution, Article VI, Section 3. The Court welcomes all members of the campus community back to Bloomington for the 2009-2010 academic year. Given the commencement of the Fall 2009 judicial term, the Court will now receive and consider all Petitions for Judicial Review. Questions, comments, or suggestions concerning the Court may be e-mailed to the Court at court@indiana.edu.

Friday, May 15, 2009: IU Supreme Court Enters Summer Recess

The Student Body Supreme Court of Indiana University entered into its Summer Recess today pursuant to Court Standing Rules and Indiana University Student Association Constitution, Article VI, Section 3. While the Court will continue most of its normal functions throughout the Summer Recess, and will be available via e-mail sent to court@indiana.edu, it will not accept any Petitions for Judicial Review or Requests for a Writ of Certiorari until it reconvenes for the Fall 2009 judicial term. The Justices of the Supreme Court would like to wish all members of the campus community a safe and enjoyable summer.

Thursday, May 14, 2009: New Associate Justice Appointees Join IU Supreme Court

The Student Body Supreme Court is pleased to announce the appointment of six new Associate Justices of the Court: Ms. Vasundhara Bhargava, Mr. Devin Carpenter, Mr. Tyler Chernesky, Mr. Christian Hines, Mr. Sean Kelley, and Mr. Weston Macklem.

Monday, April 6, 2009: IU Supreme Court Certifies Student Government Election Results

The Student Body Supreme Court of Indiana University has certified the 2009 IUSA elections. Please see the press release here. You can find the election results under the Elections tab above. Questions or concerns regarding these election results should be directed to the Court by e-mail at court@indiana.edu.

Sunday, March 29, 2009: Court Decision Regarding Btown Ticket Appeal

On March 27, 2009 the Btown ticket submitted an appeal to the IUSA Supreme Court regarding the fairness of the March 25th Elections Commission’s decision. Today, the Court accepted Btown ticket's petition for writ of certiorari and remanded the case to the Elections Commission with instructions to vacate the original judgment. The full decision can be accessed here and an official press release can be viewed here. Please feel free to contact the Court at court@indiana.edu with questions regarding this decision.

Friday, January 16, 2009: NOW ACCEPTING ASSOCIATE JUSTICE APPLICATIONS

The Indiana University Student Body Supreme Court is now accepting applications for Associate Justice positions. Applications should be e-mailed (as a Windows-Based, Microsoft Word Document attachment ONLY) to court@indiana.edu. The application deadline is Friday, March 6, 2009 at 5pm. Questions or concerns regarding this application process should be directed to the Court by e-mail at court@indiana.edu. The application can be downloaded on the application page found here.

Thursday, January 15, 2009: IU Supreme Court hosts Judicial Conference

The Supreme Court and members of IU's campus Judicial Boards will gather in the Maple Room of the IMU on Saturday the 17th at 12 pm for the annual Judicial Conference. By facilitating the discussion of challenges and the sharing of ideas, the conference will help to improve the quality of Indiana's student judicial process.

Monday, September 1, 2008: IU Supreme Court Returns From Summer Recess

The Court has returned from its Summer Recess and is pleased to announce its recommendations for new Associate Justices of the Court: Ms. Erin Chapman, Mr. Austin Hall, and Mr. Dylan Pittman. The Court is also pleased to recommend Justice Tara Maloney to serve as the new Chief Justice of the Court. Justice Tara Maloney will present nomination bills for approval to the Indiana University Student Association Congress on Tuesday, September 9, 2008, at 8:30 p.m. in room BU102 of the Kelley School of Business. Please send any questions or comments to court@indiana.edu.

Friday, May 2, 2008: The Student Body Supreme Court of Indiana University entered into its Summer Recess today pursuant to Court Standing Rules and Indiana University Student Association Constitution, Article VI, Section 3. While the Court will continue most of its normal functions throughout the Summer Recess, and will be available via e-mail sent to court@indiana.edu, it will not accept any Petitions for Judicial Review or Requests for a Writ of Certiorari until it reconvenes for the Fall 2008 judicial term. The Justices of the Supreme Court would like to wish all members of the campus community a safe and enjoyable summer.

Friday, May 2, 2008: Today the IUSA Supreme Court released its decision regarding the constitutionality of three sections of the Elections Code. The decision can be found here.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008: Today the IUSA Supreme Court held a hearing to discuss the requests that challenged the constitutionality of multiple Elections Code sections. A full audio recording can be found here.

Monday, April 28, 2008: Chief Justice Kate FitzGerald swore in new Indiana University Student Association executives Luke Fields, Dan Sloat, Andrew Hahn and Robin Featherston at the IUSA inauguration ceremony this evening at the Indiana Memorial Union. A statement regarding precedent of the decision in Big Red v. Kirkwood was also released today and may be viewed here.

Thursday, April 24, 2008: The Court has received two petitions that request an interpretation of three separate sections of the Elections Code. The Court has accepted these petitions and grants a writ of certiorari. The full decision can be accessed here. Please feel free to contact the IUSA Supreme Court Chief Justice Kate FitzGerald at kafitzge@indiana.edu with questions regarding this decision.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008: The Court has exercised judicial review in the Big Red v. Kirkwood dispute, and the Kirkwood ticket has been disqualified. The full decision can be accessed here or via the link, 'Recent Supreme Court Decisions', on the left. Please feel free to contact the IUSA Supreme Court Chief Justice Kate FitzGerald at kafitzge@indiana.edu with questions regarding this decision.

Saturday, April 20, 2008: The Court held a hearing this morning in regards to the appellant review requested by the Big Red ticket. The Court will release a full decision within 48 hours. The hearing was recorded and can be heard here.

Saturday, April 19, 2008: On April 18, 2008, the Big Red ticket requested an appellate review of both decisions of the Elections Commission that were made available on April 17, 2008. The Court has accepted the petition for a writ of certiorari to further review the issues brought forth by the Big Red ticket. The Court will hold a hearing in regards to this matter on April 20, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. in the Oak Room of the Indiana Memorial Union. The hearing is open to the public. The press release can be read here and the full decision can be read here. Please feel free to contact the IUSA Supreme Court Chief Justice Kate FitzGerald at kafitzge@indiana.edu with questions regarding this decision.

Sunday, April 6, 2008: On April 1, 2008, the Student Body Supreme Court of Indiana University denied the Kirkwood ticket's petition for writ of certiorari regarding Big Red vs. Adam Pozza and Kirkwood. Today, the Court accepted the Big Red ticket's petition for writ of certiorari in the same case in light of new evidence from UITS and other parties. The Court accepted the petition by Big Red without judgment and remanded the case to the Elections Commission for a new hearing. The Supreme Court's rulings in Big Red vs. Adam Pozza and Kirkwood are posted as a single decision, viewable here. The case will be re-heard by the Elections Commission, alongside hearings of multiple new cases filed by Kirkwood and Big Red. An official press release can be viewed here. Please feel free to contact the IUSA Supreme Court External Affairs Chair Alison Howard at almhowar@indiana.edu with questions regarding this decision or IUSA elections certification in general.

Monday, March 17, 2008: IUSA Supreme Court is currently processing all applications for the position of Associate Justice received prior to the filing deadline for the current round of the Court's interview, selection, nomination, and confirmation process. The Court would like to thank each student who submitted an application; we appreciate student dedication to self-governance at our university. Further information concerning Court interviews will be distributed to applicants by electronic mail. Questions concerning the Court's selection process should be directed to External Affairs Committee Chair Alison Howard at almhowar@indiana.edu.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008: A guest column article was written by Chief Justice Kate FitzGerald and published in the IDS recently. The article discusses the current state of student government at IU and encourages interested students to apply for a position on the Supreme Court. If interested, the article can be found here.

Sunday, November 18, 2007: The court will be holding a Judicial Conference on November 28th from 6-8 pm in the Maple room of the IMU. For information, current judicial board members should contact Judicial Affairs Chairwoman Tara Maloney at tarmalon@indiana.edu.

Monday, August 27, 2007: IU Supreme Court Returns From Summer Recess

The Court has returned from its Summer Recess and is pleased to announce its recommendations for new Associate Justices of the Court: Mr. Seth Bowers, Mr. Brandon Fishburn, and Mr. Andrew Hahn. Chief Justice Meghan Dwyer will present nomination bills for approval to the Indiana University Student Association Congress on Tuesday, September 11, 2007, at 8:30 p.m. in room B-100 of the Kelley School of Business. Please send any questions or comments to court@indiana.edu.

Wednesday, March 7, 2007: IU Supreme Court Certifies Student Government Election Results

The Student Body Supreme Court of Indiana University has certified the 2007 IUSA elections. Please see the press release here. Questions or concerns regarding these election results should be directed to Kate FitzGerald by e-mail at kafitzge@indiana.edu.

Friday, February 19, 2007: NOW ACCEPTING ASSOCIATE JUSTICE APPLICATIONS

The Indiana University Student Body Supreme Court is now accepting applications for Associate Justice positions. Applications should be turned in to the Indiana University Student Association Office (Indiana Memorial Union, Student Activity Tower, Room 387), or e-mailed (as a Windows-Based, Microsoft Word Document attachment ONLY), to court@indiana.edu. The application deadline is Friday, March 9, 2007 at 5pm. Questions or concerns regarding this application process should be directed to the Court by e-mail at court@indiana.edu.

Further details and the official application can be found here.

Thursday, February 18, 2007: UPDATED The court will be holding a Year End Review Judicial Conference on April 10th at 7pm in the Whittenberger Auditorium. For information, current judicial board members should contact Judicial Affairs Chairwoman Tara Maloney at tarmalon@indiana.edu.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006:  The Court has returned from its Summer Recess.  Please send any questions or comments to court@indiana.edu.

Friday, April 21, 2006:  The Student Body Supreme Court of Indiana University entered into its Summer Recess today pursuant to Court Standing Rules and Indiana University Student Association Constitution, Article VI, Section 3.  While the Court will continue most of its normal functions throughout the Summer Recess, and will be available via e-mail sent to court@indiana.edu, it will not accept any Petitions for Judicial Review or Requests for a Writ of Certiorari until it reconvenes for the Fall 2005 judicial term.  The Justices of the Supreme Court would like to wish all members of the campus community a safe and enjoyable summer.   

Thursday, April 20, 2006:  The Student Body Supreme Court is pleased to announce its recommendations for new Associate Justices of the Court: Ms. Alison Howard, Ms. Rachel Warbelow, Mr. Brad Udoff, Ms. Indira Dammu, Mr. Richard "Scott" Albin, Ms. Tara Maloney, and Ms. Ashley Martin (Spring 2006).  The nomination bill for the first six students can be found on this website.  The Court is also pleased to recommend Justice Meghan Dwyer to serve as the new Chief Justice of the Court.  The corresponding nomination bill is now also available online.  These two bills will be presented for approval to the Indiana University Student Association Congress on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 at 8:00 p.m. in the Dogwood Room of the Indiana Memorial Union. 

Friday, April 14, 2006:  The 2006-2007 Indiana University Student Association Executives and Congressional Representatives took the Oath of Office last night, administered by External Affairs Committee Chairwoman Meghan Dwyer.  Internal Affairs Committee Chairman and Clerk of the Court John Waddell delivered prepared remarks on behalf of the Chief Justice Brian Clifford, a transcript of which is now available online.  The Court welcomes the new leaders of the Indiana University student government. 

Wednesday, April 5, 2006:  The Supreme Court is currently conducting interviews for the position of Associate Justice of the Court for those students selected during the application process.  Further information concerning Court interviews will be distributed to interviewees by electronic mail.  Questions concerning the Court's selection process should be directed to External Affairs Committee Chairwoman Meghan Dwyer, at madwyer@indiana.edu.

Monday, March 27, 2006:  The Supreme Court is currently processing all Applications for the position of Associate Justice of the Court received prior to the filing deadline for the current round of the Court's interview, selection, nomination, and confirmation process.  The Court would like to thank each student who submitted an application; the Court appreciates the student body's dedication to self-governance at our university.  Further information concerning Court interviews will be distributed to applicants by electronic mail.  Questions concerning the Court's selection process should be directed to External Affairs Committee Chairwoman Meghan Dwyer, at madwyer@indiana.edu.

Thursday, March 2, 2006:  A majority of the Justices of the Student Body Supreme Court have certified the 2006 Indiana University Student Association Election results.  The results are available on this website, and as no complaints or contestments were received by the IUSA Elections Commission prior to the filing deadline of 5:00 p.m. today, these results are now final.  The Court has also issued a press release concerning this matter, also available online.  Any questions or concerns can be directed to the IUSA Elections Commission or the Clerk of the Supreme Court at court@indiana.edu.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006:  The Indiana University Student Association elections are now under way.  The Court encourages all Bloomington students to make their voice heard and cast their ballot.  Online voting is available at http://www.indiana.edu/~iusa.  Questions regarding the IUSA Elections should be directed to the IUSA Elections Commission. 

Monday, February 27, 2006:  The deadline for submission of applications for the position of Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, in order to be considered during the 2006 interview, selection, nomination, and confirmation process, is FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2006.  Applications are available on this website and from the IUSA Office.  More information is available from the External Affairs Committee Chairwoman, Ms. Meghan Dwyer, at madwyer@indiana.edu.  

Monday, February 13, 2006:  The Student Body Supreme Court will come out of executive session during its meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 19, 2006 in order to hear presentations from Mr. Jordan Loeb, an IUSA Representative, concerning a student rights initiative, and from Mr. Keith Johnson, 2006 IUSA Elections Coordinator, concerning this year's student government elections.  The public is welcome to meetings of the Court not held in executive session.  More information is available from the External Affairs Committee Chairwoman at court@indiana.edu.

Wednesday, November 9, 2005:  The Chief Justice Brian Clifford recently gave a presentation entitled "Criminal Clients and the Campus Judicial System" to the attorneys and legal interns at Student Legal Services.  The PowerPoint slides from the presentation are now available online (note: this document will open in a new window in Adobe .pdf format and is 126 kb). 

Tuesday, September 27, 2005:  The Student Body Supreme Court of Indiana University would like to welcome the following new Associate Justices of the Court: Mr . Chris Amick, Mr . Garry Cooper, Ms. Kate Fitzgerald, and Ms. Amy Reitz.  These new members were selected through the Court's interview process in the Spring term of 2005, recommended and approved by Student Body President Alexander Shortle at the beginning of the Fall term of 2005, and confirmed by a unanimous vote of the Indiana University Student Association Congress this evening.  Requests for further information concerning the Court's selection, recommendation, and appointment process should be directed to the Internal Affairs Committee Chairman or The Chief Justice at court@indiana.edu.

Monday, September 12, 2005:  The Student Body Supreme Court of Indiana University ended its Summer Recess today pursuant to Court Standing Rules and Indiana University Student Association Constitution, Article VI, Section 3.  The Court welcomes all members of the campus community back to Bloomington for the 2005-2006 academic year.  Questions, comments, or suggestions concerning the Court may be e-mailed to The Chief Justice at court@indiana.edu.

Friday, April 22, 2005:  The Student Body Supreme Court of Indiana University entered into its Summer Recess today pursuant to Court Standing Rules and Indiana University Student Association Constitution, Article VI, Section 3.  While the Court will continue most of its normal functions throughout the Summer Recess, and will be available via e-mail sent to court@indiana.edu, it will not accept any Petitions for Judicial Review or Requests for a Writ of Certiorari until it reconvenes for the Fall 2005 judicial term.  The Justices of the Supreme Court would like to wish all members of the campus community a safe and enjoyable summer.   

Thursday, April 21, 2005:  The Student Body Supreme Court of Indiana University is pleased to announce that the following four students have been selected for recommendation for the position of Associate Justice of the Court:  Mr. Chris Amick, Mr. Garry Cooper, Ms. Kate Fitzgerald, and Ms. Amy Reitz.  The Court will recommend that the Student Body President nominate these students for Fall 2005 judicial term.  Justices of the Court must then be approved by a majority of the Indiana University Student Association Congress.  The Court would like to thank all of the applicants and interviewees who expressed an interest in the judicial branch of our student government.  Requests for further information concerning the Court's selection, recommendation, and appointment process should be directed to the Internal Affairs Committee Chairman or The Chief Justice at court@indiana.edu.

Tuesday, April 12, 2005:  The Chief Justice Brian Clifford attended the University Faculty Council meeting at the Indiana University - South Bend campus this afternoon along with other representatives of the Indiana University student governments.  The new Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct was approved by the Council and will now be forwarded to the Board of Trustees for final approval.  The current version of the document will be posted on this website when it becomes available.  Questions, comments, or suggestions may be e-mailed to The Chief Justice at court@indiana.edu.

Sunday, April 10, 2005:  The Student Body Supreme Court will conclude its first round of interviews for Associate Justices of the Court to be appointed in the Fall of 2005 this evening.  More information concerning the Court's selection, recommendation, and appointment process will be posted to this website as it becomes available; questions should be directed to the Internal Affairs Committee Chairman at court@indiana.edu.

Wednesday, April 6, 2005:  The Chief Justice Brian Clifford swore in the new Indiana University Student Association executives this evening in an Inauguration Ceremony in the Indiana Memorial Union.  The IUSA website can be seen at http://www.indiana.edu/~iusa/.  

Wednesday, March 23, 2005:  Applications for the position of Associate Justice of The Student Body Supreme Court of Indiana University must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. today in order for the applicant to be considered for selection, recommendation, and appointment for the Fall 2005 Term.  Further information and application forms can be found on this website.  Questions concerning the Court's selection, recommendation, and appointment process should be directed to the Internal Affairs Committee Chairman at court@indiana.edu. & nbsp;

Friday, March 4, 2005:  The Student Body Supreme Court, in a per curiam decision issued today, denied the Kirkwood Election Ticket's petition for a Writ of Certiorari and Motion to Conduct Discovery.  The decision and opinion of the Court are now available on this website for public review.  The Court has also distributed a press release concerning this decision.  This notice serves to fulfill the requirements of Indiana University Student Association Constitution, Article IV, Section 5, subsection (d) and Indiana University Student Association Elections Code, Title VIII, Section 803, and Title IX, Section 902.  Any questions regarding this matter should be sent to the External Affairs Committee Chairwoman or The Chief Justice of the Court by e-mail directed to court@indiana.edu

Wednesday, March 2, 2005:  The Student Body Supreme Court received a Petition for Writ of Certiorari from the Kirkwood Election ticket today.  The petition for judicial review is now available on this website for public review.  The Court is currently processing this request through its internal system.  Additionally, the Kirkwood Election ticket submitted a Motion to Conduct Discovery, a copy of which is also now available on this website, regarding this matter.  Finally, the Court has distributed a press on this issue.  More information will be distributed via this website and press releases as it becomes available.  This notice serves to fulfill the requirements of Indiana University Student Association Constitution, Article IV, Section 5, subsection (d) and Indiana University Student Association Elections Code, Title VIII, Section 803, subsection 3.  

Tuesday, March 1, 2005:  The Indiana University Student Association Elections Commission declined to hear the complaint filed by the Kirkwood Election ticket in a unanimous decision issued today.  The text of the decision accompanying this denial is available on this website for public review.  Any questions regarding this matter should be directed to the IUSA Elections Commission, which may be contacted at iusaelec@indiana.edu.

Monday, February 28, 2005:  The Student Body Supreme Court has been provided a copy of an election complaint from The Kirkwood Election ticket, filed today to the IUSA Elections Commission.  The complaint is now available on this website for public review.  Any questions regarding this matter should be directed to the IUSA Elections Commission, which may be contacted at iusaelec@indiana.edu.

Monday, February 28, 2005:  The Chief Justice Brian Clifford has extended the deadline for comments and suggestions concerning the proposed revisions of the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct due a change in the Bloomington Faculty Council and University Faculty Council schedules.  The current version of the code is available on this website.  The proposed drafts are two separate documents: the first is for the rights and responsibilities of all students, university-wide; the second is for procedures, which are campus-specific.  The Court is accepting comments via an Online Bulletin Board, available at: http: // www. indiana.edu/~court/Code_bbs/Code.cgi, now through April 1, 2005.  Questions, comments, or suggestions may also be e-mailed to The Chief Justice at court@indiana.edu.

Thursday, February 24, 2005:  A majority of the Student Body Supreme Court has certified the 2005 Indiana University Student Association Election results.  The results are available on this website, and as no complaints or contestments were received by the IUSA Elections Commission, these results are final.  The Court has also issued a press release concerning this matter, also available online.  Any questions or concerns can be directed to the IUSA Elections Commission, which may be contacted at iusaelec@indiana.edu, or the Clerk of the Supreme Court, which may be contact at court@indiana.edu.

Thursday, February 10, 2005:  The Chief Justice Brian Clifford attended the Indiana University Student Association Congress meeting this evening, at the request of the IUSA Congressional Secretary, in order to solicit comments and suggestions concerning the proposed revisions of the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct The current version of the code is available on this website.  The proposed drafts are two separate documents: the first is for the rights and responsibilities of all students, university-wide; the second is for procedures, which are campus-specific.  The Court is also accepting comments via an Online Bulletin Board, available at: http: //www.indiana.edu/~court/Code_bbs/Code.cgi through March 1, 2005. 

Wednesday, February 9, 2005:  The Chief Justice Brian Clifford gave a short presentation this evening at the Indiana University Student Association Elections' All-Candidate Meeting concerning the importance of adherence to IUSA Elections CodeA copy of the memorandum distributed to all candidates is available at this website.  Further information concerning the IUSA Elections can be obtained from the IUSA Elections Commission, which may be contacted at iusaelec@indiana.edu.

Monday, February 7, 2005:  The Student Body Supreme Court has received three Advisory Opinions from the IUSA Elections Commission.  The Advisory Opinions concern the following matters: bridge painting under the IUSA Elections Code; the proper reporting of campaign website-related expenditures; and the proper reporting of campaign expenditures as it relates to IUB student printing quotas.  All three Advisory Opinions are now available on the Court's website.  Further questions about these Advisory Opinions, or requests for additional Advisory Opinions should be sent to the IUSA Elections Commission by e-mail at iusaelec@indiana.edu

Thursday, February 3, 2005:  The Student Body Supreme Court will meet in Executive Session this evening to discuss the proposed revisions of the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct.  The Court has also invited Mr. Derek Molter, 2005 IUSA Elections Coordinator, to give a presentation at the meeting to investigate ways in which the Court can be of assistance to the IUSA Elections Commission and for the Justices of the Court to give comments, suggestions, and concerns regarding the elections process to the Elections Coordinator.  Finally, the Court has distributed a press release concerning the below-mentioned solicitation of comments over the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct, which is now available on this website

Saturday, January 29, 2005:  A Web Bulletin Board is now available for comments on the revisions of the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct.  Please see the Wednesday, January 26, 2005 update below for more information.  You may access the Bulletin Board at: http: // www. indiana.edu/~court/Code_bbs/Code.cgi.  Thank you for your comments concerning this vital document! 
 

Thursday, January 27, 2005:  The Student Body Supreme Court of Indiana University issued its decision for In re Petition for Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction Against Tyson Chastain, Indiana University Student Association President, et. al., SBSC-05-01 (2005).  A press release concerning the decision has also been released.  Any questions may be directed to the Court at court@indiana.edu.
 

Thursday, January 27, 2005:  The Student Body Supreme Court of Indiana University received a "Motion for Restraining Order and Temporary Injunction" from Mr. Shane Merriweather today.  The Court has assigned a caption and docketed this matter as follows: In re Petition for Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction Against Tyson Chastain, Indiana University Student Association President, et. al., SBSC-05-01 (2005).  The Court is currently processing this request through its internal system.  More information will be distributed via this website and press releases as it becomes available.  This notice serves to fulfill the requirements of Indiana University Student Association Constitution, Article IV, Section 5, subsection (d)
 

Wednesday, January 26, 2005:  The Supreme Court is now soliciting comments and suggestions on a new draft of the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct The current version of the code is available on this website.  The drafts are two separate documents: the first is for the rights and responsibilities of all students, university-wide; the second is for procedures, which are campus-specific.  Students SHOULD care about these rules - they matter!  These two documents speak to nearly every aspect of student life, for example:

    1.  Should the campus discipline off-campus drinking violations, such as minor consumption?  Public intoxication? 
    2.  Should professors be required to give a syllabus out for your class? 
    3.  Should students be allowed to protest on any area of campus? 
    4.  Should alcohol be allowed in over-21 residence centers and university-supervised housing?
    5.  What should be considered "cheating" or "plagiarism" in course work?

And much, much more...  Please, review these documents and send any comments or suggestions to Chief Justice Brian Clifford at court@indiana.edu. & nbsp; Your comments WILL be presented to the University Faculty Council and Bloomington Faculty Council and their respective Student Affairs Committees.  YOU HAVE A VOICE - EXPRESS IT!  If you have any questions or concerns, regarding this issue, please contact the Court at court@indiana.edu.
 

Monday, January 24, 2005:  The Court has returned from its Winter Recess.  Please send any questions or comments to court@indiana.edu.