USG sens motion 'no confidence'
In light of new information learned following the publishing of the original version of this story, The Record would like to inform students of some corrections:
According to Chief Justice Edward Bryant, the motion of no confidence was not passed because the Judicial Council found it unconstitutional and in contradiction to Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised, and thus, declared the motion null and void.
Also, the motion will not be removed from the minutes before President Sara Garfinkle signed off on them. The memo issued by Bryant May 1 stated that after the minutes go through a proofreading process by Garfinkle, vice president Christina Germann and secretary Cindy Sciolino and are approved by the senate, a "writ of injunction will be issued striking the motion from the minutes."
According to Bryant, Speaker Pro-Tempore Andrea Gustafson's statement regarding his "picking fights" is false.
"I have never been convicted by either Judicial Affairs, University Police, or any other state, local or federal agency with regards to fighting (regardless of physical, verbal or otherwise)," Bryant said.
The article also mentioned that Gustafson said that the majority of the senate was on board with the motion because they feel uncomfortable with Bryant. According to Bryant, this statement is also untrue.
Senator Ashleigh-Ann Sutherland said that she agreed with Gustafson's statement and that as a senator, she feels uncomfortable with Bryant.
"Prior to this motion being made, I made basically the same motion to get (the Judicial Council) under investigation and make sure they're not overstepping their boundaries," she said. "I was told personally that I couldn't do it, that it was unconstitutional. So, when I did it by myself, it was shot down easily, but when the entire senate did it, they weren't shot down."
Sutherland also said that she felt there is a lot of "professional conflict" taking place within USG.
"I feel like I'm a good senator. I know the constitution, so for me to be shot down like that, I knew I could fight it. But I was so over the drama behind the scenes."
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