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News  /  March 21, 2012  / 

Student Government Proposals to Extend Some Members’ Terms, Increase Transparency

A series of amendments to Student Government’s Constitution have been proposed that, if passed, could extend some current members’ terms; mandate disclosure of bylaws, meeting minutes and attendance logs; and limit access to meetings, according to e-mails leaked to The Record. An anonymous source leaked the proposed amendments, accessible via hyperlink, to The Record. The amendments appeared to have been sent to Student Government members a little before 9 p.m. Tuesday night. Although Matt Gelfand, Law ’12, was elected Student Government President, on March 7, his term, under the current Constitution, Article III, Section 1, does not start until April 1. The proposed amendment to Article IX, Section 1(6) would permit the current President and Vice President to “participate in Student Government Meetings as Emerita Board members” from April 1 to Commencement. If passed, this amendment could allow the current President  and Vice President to, under Article X, Section 2(3), vote for … Continue reading

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News  /  February 10, 2012  / 

Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review Elects New Editors

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Josh Freiman, ’13, Jason Lee, ’13, and Bill O’Neil, ’13, were elected Editors-in-Chief of the Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. “The founders of CR-CL conceived of the journal as an instrument of change—a forum that would make new and innovative legal arguments and transform the status quo.” Freiman, Lee, and O’Neil said in a joint statement, “We are making several changes to further those goals.  For instance, one goal for the next volume is to complement the legal scholarship featured in our journal by fostering a greater diversity of voices.  We are seeking articles not just from legal academics, but from practitioners, advocates, and others with unique perspectives on the American legal system.” Freiman is from The Woodlands, TX and graduated from the University of Texas in 2008. Before law school, he worked as a proofreader at the Texas Capitol and interned as an investigator with the Orleans Public Defenders. After graduation, he wants to become a public-interest … Continue reading

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