ASNMU Constitution

Table of Contents

Preamble
Article I - Legislative Branch
Article II - Executive Branch
Article III
Article IV - Judicial Branch
Article V

Article IV - Judicial Branch


1. ASNMU Judiciary

  •             The judicial power of the Associated Students of Northern Michigan University shall be vested in the Associated Students of Northern Michigan University Judiciary.

2. Membership and Eligibility

  •             Eligibility requirements of the ASNMU Judiciary shall be in accordance with the provisions of the ASNMU Constitution and subsequent Bylaws.
  •             The ASNMU Judiciary shall consist of five members. Each member will be appointed by the President of ASNMU, followed by approval of three-fourths of the General Assembly. Judiciary members’ terms are up two academic years.
  •             The membership of the ASNMU Judiciary shall pick a Chair during the first official session of the ASNMU Judiciary in the fall semester.

3. Vacancies

  •             A vacancy shall occur when a justice informs the Chair of the ASNMU Judiciary and the President of ASNMU in writing of his/her resignations or is removed from office. Vacancies shall be filled by Presidential appointment and approval of the General Assembly of ASNMU.

4. Rules and Procedures

A. Quorum

  •             A quorum consisting of a majority of the ASNMU judiciary members shall be necessary to conduct all formal business. Vacant positions shall not be considered a part of the total voting membership for purposes of establishing a quorum and other voting requirements.


B. Meetings

  •             The Chair shall call sessions of the judiciary if he/she deems it appropriate to the functioning of the ASNMU Judiciary.
  •             Meetings shall grant no less than five minutes for both the plaintiff and the defense to present their cases.

C. Voting and Opinions

  • Each judiciary member shall have one vote, with the exception of the Chair. The Chair shall vote only to make or break a tie.
  • The chair shall provide a written opinion of the judiciary. These opinions shall be considered public and available upon request.

5. Powers

  • The ASNMU judiciary shall have final jurisdiction in the following areas:
  1. The constitutionality of any action taken by the Associated Students of Northern Michigan University and its committees.
  2. Questions concerning the qualifications of any member of the Associated Students of Northern Michigan University.
  3. Interpretations of the Constitution of the Associated Students of Northern Michigan University.
  4. Appeals of complaints lodged with the Associated Students of Northern Michigan University Elections Committee concerning elections and referendum.
  5. The ASNMU Judiciary shall be responsible to swear in all members of the Associated Students of Northern Michigan University.