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JEC drops suit against Student Association

The Joint Elections Committee dropped its lawsuit against Student Association President Jason Lifton, JEC Chair Galen Petruso said Wednesday afternoon.

Last week, the JEC – the independent body that oversees the SA, Program Board, Class Council and Marvin Center Governing Board elections – filed suit against Lifton for signing the charter, which they said was contradictory and unenforceable.

On Tuesday, the SA held a special meeting to amend the charter, allowing JEC members to file violations against election candidates and banning unsolicited campaign communications – two issues that had been at the center of the controversy.

With new changes, the JEC has decided to drop the suit, Petruso said.

“The JEC is pleased with the amendments passed by the SA as it provides us with the┬ánecessary tools to conduct fair and transparent elections,” he said.

Lifton noted that he was pleased that the Senate was able to resolve the charter’s issues.

“I’m glad to see that the senate was able to fix the issues that were present in the charter so that the matter could be resolved without having to go to court,” Lifton said.

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