Judicial

Judicial

The Judicial Branch maintains jurisdiction over the SGA Constitution and Code of Laws, the governing documents of Auburn’s student body. The implementation of this branch allows for a stronger student voice and a system of checks and balances within the SGA. The Judicial Branch consists of the Chief Justice, six Associate Justices, and the Attorney General.

Violation Documents:

Judicial Violation Procedure
Judicial Violation Request Accused Party
Judicial Violation Request

Judicial Job Descriptions

Chief Justice

The Chief Justice presides over all hearings and meetings of the Judicial Court. He or she also calls all Formal Hearings of the Court and determines the time and place of such hearings. The Chief Justice calls meetings of the Court, known as Preliminary Hearings, at which the Justices determine whether a complaint should be addressed in a Formal Hearing. The Chief Justice must attend all meetings and hearings of the Judicial Court, uphold the responsibilities of the Court and cast a vote in all Formal and Preliminary Hearings. He or she also asks questions of the grieving and accused parties during Hearings. The Chief Justice is responsible for assigning the task of writing the Court’s opinion to an Associate Justice or completing the summary himself or herself. The Chief Justice will take office upon appointment and approval of two-thirds of the membership of the Student Senate. He or she shall serve for a period of one calendar year or until his or her successor is appointed. He or she may serve for two concurrent terms. The Chief Justice may not serve on any other branch of the Student Government Association or be involved in elections as a member of the Elections Board, Elections Directorate or a candidate campaign staff.

Associate Justice

An Associate Justice must attend all meetings and hearings of the Judicial Court, uphold the responsibilities of the Court and cast a vote in all Formal and Preliminary Hearings. An Associate Justice is expected to ask questions of the grieving and accused parties during hearings. He or she is also responsible for individually writing the Opinion of the Court at least once during his or her term. An Associate Justice will take office upon appointment and approval of two-thirds of the membership of the Student Senate. He or she shall serve for a period of one calendar year or until his or her successor is appointed. He or she may serve for two concurrent terms. An Associate Justice may not serve on any other branch of the Student Government Association or be involved in elections as a member of the Elections Board, Elections Directorate or a candidate campaign staff.

Attorney General

The Attorney General serves as a liaison between the grieving party, SGA Executive Officers, the Judicial Court and accused parties. He or she receives all complaints filed against the Student Government Association to be heard by the Judicial Court. The Attorney General addresses all complaints against the SGA filed by a grieving party by completing an investigation of the complaint and gathering evidence. He or she is responsible for attending all Formal and Preliminary Hearings and presenting his or her investigation to the Judicial Court. The Attorney General may not serve on any other branch of the Student Government Association or be involved in elections as a member of the Elections Board, Elections Directorate or a candidate campaign staff.

Contact

Email

sga@auburn.edu

Social Media

Facebook: Auburn SGA

Instagram: @AuburnSGA

Twitter: @AuburnSGA

Address

Student Government Association

255 Heisman Drive

Auburn University, AL 36849-5134

Phone

Phone: (334) 844-4788

Last modified: September 18, 2020