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The Student Bill of Rights was a constitutional amendment that was passed during the Winter 2004 ASUCD election, although some might consider that time period [drama]a while back. It was an issue that Student Focus used to build support during the days of Sara Henry. It basically enumerated rights that ASUCD members already had, and gave it constitutional status in order to promote the now-defunct Student Advocacy unit.

The person designated as the head of the "pro" campaign was Kalen Gallagher, who was also the presidential candidate during the same election. The person designated as the head of the "con" campaign was Paul Amnuaypayoat. Images of the "con" campaign's fliers are below. The measure passed with roughly 80% of the voters' approval.

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After its passage, it was promptly forgotten by almost everyone and SGAO lost all copies.

On February 2, 2006 Rawi Nanakul, an ASUCD Senate candidate, filed an ASUCD Court case on the basis that Constitutional Amendments should be added to the Constitution. In his press release, he alleges complete abandonment by ASUCD and Student Focus, but Chris Herold had already looked up the minutes to IAC and Senate and was working on reconstrucing the bill prior to this.

In the end, the ASUCD Court managed to find a copy of and attached it to the [WWW]official opinion on Case #32. It's actually easy to see why it was forgotten in the first place.

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2006-02-03 20:18:16   Reconstructing? What about simply finding what the students had already voted for and putting copies of it inside of the SGAO? Someone has to have it somewhere... —PaulAmnuaypayoat


2006-02-04 00:40:47   If you have a copy of it, please post. Otherwise, we're going to have to work with a reconstruction. —BrentLaabs


2006-02-04 01:59:44   Are you serious Brent? Someone from Focus has to have it somewhere... Can we contact Sara Henry? —PaulAmnuaypayoat


2006-02-04 02:09:42   Of course I'm serious Paul. Chris Herold had a copy from before the bill was introduced, and he seems to have found the amendments made in the minutes. If you can contact Henry or KG to see if they have a copy, I suggest you do so. —BrentLaabs


2006-03-13 20:51:33   Can I say this bill of rights is ridiculous.... it has absolutely no power over almost everything it proclaims..... —JamesSchwab


2006-03-13 23:22:29   Yes James, go ahead and say it. That's why I fought against it... but the Focites won that round. —PaulAmnuaypayoat

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