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Tuesday, April 27, 2004
Suit Under Seal, What Could It Be?
Apart from the public suits we have all heard and read about, thanks to the coverage of my fellow CalStuff correspondents, there still remains one elections related suit that is under seal.
Going on just a hunch, I suspect it to be about CalSERVE’s alleged campaigning within a hundred feet of the Boalt Hall polling station. From what I hear, there is plenty of evidence against CalSERVE to convict them on this charge. The Attorney General tried to file this suit last week, but as we all know he was late in filing his charges.
The J-Council Rules of Procedure have very little to say about Sealed suits:
Charge sheets are not accessible to anyone other than the Justices if the plaintiff files the sheet under seal. The Council may unseal the charge at anytime.
I also think that Student Action is the likeliest party to have filed a sealed suit against CalSERVE.
So why would SA file under seal?
One Reason I can think of:
1. To avoid being counter-sued by CalSERVE. If they had something this juicy on CalSERVE, which would result in a DQ if proven, then why would they want to put themselves at risk of having CalSERVE throw the book at them? This seems like an easy way to avoid a “nuclear suit exchange”.
Of course this is just all speculation but I think this particular charge is the likeliest bet. Email This Post!
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