The Judiciary of Student Government
The Judiciary of Student Government, or the courts, is the body of Student Government that hears testimony and provides remedies to specific cases. The courts are composed of the Supreme Court and the Election Board. The Supreme Court is the highest court of appeals and hears cases that deal with the Student Government Constitution, the Student Government Code, and Parking Ticket Appeals. The Election Board deals with all Student Government election interferences and the regulations of the Student Government elections.
The Supreme Court is made up of seven justices and hears cases that deal with the Student Government Constitution and Student Government Code. The Election Board deals with election interferences and the regulations of Student Government elections.
MISSION + VISION
As an independent branch of government, the Courts will always administer lawful impartial rulings according to the Student Government Constitution and the Student Government Code.
We achieve this by:
- Settling disputes between individuals and the Executive and Legislative Branches of Texas State University Student Government.
- Will determine the guilt or innocence of those who violate the laws of the Student Government.
- Protecting the Rights of Students.
- Upheld and interpret the laws of Student Government.
Supreme Court Hearings
All hearings of the Supreme Court are open to the public and are recorded. Recordings are available upon request.
Election Board Hearings
Judicial Branch FAQs
The Judicial Courts serves as a body of Student Government for all students. The Supreme Court is responsible for enforcing and interpreting the Student Government Constitution and Code, while the Election Board is task with enforcing and interpreting the Election Code of Student Government
The Supreme Court Justices and the Election Board Members are appointed by the Student Body President and confirmed by the Student Government Senate. The Supreme Court consist of a Chief Justice and six Associate Justices. While the Election Board consists of an Election Board Chair and four members.
To apply for the Supreme Court or Election Board go to Get Involved.
Yes you may, all Supreme Court and Election Board hearings are open to the public
If you witness a violation of the Student Government Constitution or Student Government Code, file a Complaint form with either Court that has Jurisdiction of that subject matter. Or if you simply have a request for interpretation, file an Advisory Opinion.
Students who are not currently appointed Justices of the Supreme Court or Members of the Election Board can become involved by applying for the Court Clerk's Office, consisting of the Supreme Court Clerk and the Election Board Clerk or the Public Counsels Office at Get Involved. To inquire more about these positions, contact Chief Aaron Maldonado at firstname.lastname@example.org