SG Senator resigns, plans Virginia FOIA petition [BROADSIDE] + [VIDEO]

Published March 5, 2012 in Broadside

A student senator resigned Friday, March 2, at an Election Dispute Commission hearing after a resolution passed at Thursday's Student Senate meeting called for an impeachment hearing.

Senator Donald Garrett read his letter of resignation at the start of the EDC hearing. Questions remain about how his resignation relates to Student Government by-laws.

"There are some discrepancies as to whether [Garrett's resignation] is permissible [under Student Government rules]," said Student Government President Ally Bowers. "From my understanding, the resignation has to be approved, so there's a chance there might still be a hearing."

Garrett has taken a number of legal measures, including giving notice to members of the Student Government that he will file a petition involving Student Government and Virginia FOIA Law. Garrett said he plans to file the petition Tuesday.

Read the full piece by Broadside Editor-in-Chief Greg Connolly, which includes Student Government's reasoning for beginning the impeachment process, in this week's Broadside.

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