VOICE Judicial Hearing in 20 Barrows on April 18, 2012, Judicial Council, L to R, Ryan Mattison, Scott Lara, Suneeta Israni, Erica Furer (Chair), Hinh Tran, Stephanie Chamberlain interviewed V.O.I.C.E. campaign manager Lynn Yu (far right.)

V.O.I.C.E. hearing canceled, settlement being negotiated

The legality of the V.O.I.C.E. Initiative will not be brought to trial Monday after both opposing parties began the process of negotiating a settlement. The settlement would allow V.O.I.C.E. to move forward toward implementation, according to an email sent by campaign manager of the referendum Lynn Yu.  A hearing in
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V.O.I.C.E. to head back to trial for a second hearing

The V.O.I.C.E. Initiative is scheduled to head back to trial April 30 after new charges against it were accepted by the ASUC Judicial Council Wednesday. The charge sheet — filed by ASUC President Vishalli Loomba and ASUC Attorney General Deepti Rajendran  — alleges that the initiative violates the policies of
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Fate of Daily Cal fee initiative remains unclear

After overturning of executive order, results show the V.O.I.C.E. Initiative passed. But charges were filed again.

Charges were filed Wednesday against the V.O.I.C.E. Initiative, less than a day after the ASUC Judicial Council overturned the executive order which invalidated the initiative from the 2012 general election ballot. After the order was overturned Tuesday night, the ASUC Elections Council announced that voters approved the initiative in the
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A member of The Daily Californain holds a Yes on V.O.I.C.E. sign on Upper Sproul Plaza. (Danielle Lee/File)

Daily Cal fee passes following controversy

Elections chair says referendum passes in popular vote after ASUC Judicial Council overturns executive order

A fee referendum asking students to support The Daily Californian passed in the ASUC general election, according to ASUC Elections Council chair Pamudh Kariyawasam. Following the ASUC Judicial Council ruling Tuesday night to overturn ASUC President Vishalli Loomba’s executive order invalidating the initiative, the elections council chair said Tuesday that
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VOICE Judicial Hearing in 20 Barrows on April 18, 2012, Judicial Council, L to R, Ryan Mattison, Scott Lara, Suneeta Israni, Erica Furer (Chair), Hinh Tran, Stephanie Chamberlain interviewed V.O.I.C.E. campaign manager Lynn Yu (far right.)

Judicial Council questions ASUC president, proponents of V.O.I.C.E. Initiative

The ASUC Judicial Council considered arguments and witness testimony surrounding the validity of ASUC President Vishalli Loomba’s executive order invalidating the V.O.I.C.E. Initiative from the 2012 general election ballot at a hearing Wednesday night. Over the course of the six-hour hearing, the council heard arguments and extensively questioned the legitimacy
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ASUC April 18 Senate Meeting Agenda

At the ASUC Senate’s thirteenth week of session, a bill in support of negotiations with BART for student subsidies will be discussed, along with the reorganization of the ASUC Auxiliary’s administration and a ballot fee referendum to support The Daily Californian. According to a senate bill, BART is open to negotiating
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Evidence, arguments outlined for hearing on Daily Cal fee initiative

Briefs were filed Tuesday with the ASUC Judicial Council detailing arguments and supporting evidence of parties for and against overturning ASUC President Vishalli Loomba’s executive order that invalidated The Daily Californian’s fee initiative from the 2012 election ballot. The council will hear arguments at a Wednesday night hearing, which will be held
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We don’t need any new saviors

Lack of voting participation and under-representation of certain student groups hinder effectiveness of elected ASUC officials

There are roughly 36,000 students who attend UC Berkeley, 26,000 of whom are undergraduates and 10,000 of whom are graduate students. Our student government, the ASUC, is made up of five executives and 20 senators. These elected students act as representatives of the entire student body. As a result, decisions
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Both ASUC ballot referendums called into question

Both fee initiatives on this year’s ASUC election ballot may be invalid. On Saturday, the ASUC Judicial Council voted to hold hearings that call the fate of the V.O.I.C.E. and Class Pass referendums into question. The council will hold one hearing to decide whether ASUC President Vishalli Loomba’s executive order voiding The
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