All Election Board appeals are filed as complaints.
All complaints are initiated via a "Complaint Filing Form", this form is not the place to state your case its simply to cite the violation and ask for remedy.
There are two ways to submit a complaint to the Supreme Court.
Option 1 - Short Form: If after reading the "Notice of Complaint Example" and "Brief Example" you feel you can effectively provide the court with all the information it needs without assistance please prepare the documents and email them to email@example.com. In the email please note if you feel you would like a student to serve as counsel on your behalf.
An example of the proper format can be found here:
Notice of Complaint Example (with notes about how to complete)
Notice of Complaint Template (preformated and editable)
In addition you can provide the court with a breif with the facts of the case from your perspective or facts you think are relevent. An example can be found here: Brief Example
If you need emergancy action and want to the court to stop something specific from happening before a hearing can be scheduled please also send an Injunction Request, an example of this form can be found here: Injunction Request Example
Option 2 - Long Form: If after reading the "Notice of Complaint Example" and "Brief Example" you feel you will need assistance please complete the form below and submit the form. A Judicial Advocate will prepare the document for you. If you have any problems completeing the form or have question feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: There are 7 sections of to this form, each with their own instructions.
In some cases time may be short or a pending decision by another part of Student Government may have a negative effect on you or the organization. In these cases the Supreme Court is empowered to stop these pending actions.
Often times this applies to Election Board Orders, Impeachments and other kinds of sanctions. You can request the court stop anything that you think will harm you, the organization, the student body or your pending case.
Take a few moments to tell the court if you need an emergency stop order (injunction).
Please provide a short introduction and summary of the case from your point of view. Keep it brief.
This section cites the specific part of the Student Government Constitution or Student Government Code which you, the filer, believe has been violated or incorrectly executed.
Please provide the specific citation of the constitution or code. If you can’t find the specific text feel free to note that in this section and the Judicial Advocate will try and find it.
You can find the Student Government Constitution, here.
You can find the Student Government Code, here.
When using the documents above its helpful to use "CTRL+F" keys in combination to search the texts for key words that might help you.
In this section you will have two options to select from depending on what kind of case you are filing.
Option 1: You are filing an appeal of a decision by the Rules and Standards Commission or Election Board.
Option 2: You are filing a complaint because of a violation of the Student Government Consitution or Student Government Code or because of a conflict between components of Student Government.
Provide a summary of the actions which have led to this filing. Answer questions like who was involved, when did the action occur, where did this occur.
Provide the court with the specific kind of remedy or relief you are requesting. Make sure your request is reasonable.
The Notice of Complain you are about to complete is designed as a cover letter for a case brief. It’s the official request for a hearing. A Case Brief provides all the details of the case, and provides the filer with the opportunity to make their case in writing and provide evidence. The Case Brief is not required but highly recommended. You can find an example of one at the top of this page.
In the space below please either attach a word document with what you’d like to have on the brief or type in the space provided. Please keep the brief to 8 pages or less.
If you don't want to use the space provided you can type the Brief in MS Word and attach it.
There are a few more questions to answer before submitting the Notice of Complaint.