Aw. Azka Fayyaz will be so disappointed. Looks like Hamas and Sharia will not be coming to UC Davis any time soon.
six-member Court of Associated Students at U.C. Davis overturned a divestment resolution passed at U.C. Davis last month by
the Student senate.
Via the J Weekly
According to a spokesperson for the pro-Israel organization
StandWithUs, "the resolution was overruled because it was found not to
be sufficiently enough about student welfare."
The court ruled 5-0 with one abstention in favor of Jonathan
Mitchell, who had filed a case with the court contending that the
Associated Students U.C. Davis had failed to adhere to its own
constitution in passing the Israel divestment resolution 8-2 with two
abstentions on Jan. 29.
A court statement dated Feb. 19 found the ASUCD "guilty of Article IV
Subsection 5 of the ASUCD Constitution, regarding [the Jan. 29
divestment resolution], which states: ‘The senate shall, by a majority
vote of the entire senate, pass legislation to (1) adopt or revise
policies and regulations for the smooth and efficient operation of the
ASUCD, (2) express the opinions of the ASUCD on matters concerning
student welfare, and (3) take other actions necessary to promote the
welfare and interests of the ASUCD membership, subject to the
limitations enumerated in this constitution.'"
The court's statement added: "After much deliberation, this bench
concluded that politicalized resolutions passed through senate can and
must be primarily concerning student welfare."
The statement continued: "We have found [the Jan. 29 divestment
resolution] to be PRIMARILY a political document and did not deal with
student welfare to the extent that allowed the ASUCD Senate jurisdiction
to pass. We also conclude however that senate is free to pass
resolutions concerning ‘divestment' and topics related to [the Jan. 29
resolution] so long as the focus and primary purpose is with student
welfare and not a political one."
For more information on the BDS reversal at UC Davis, see:
Cal-Davis student court strikes down anti-Israel resolution
UC Davis student court says campus senators overreached on Israel divestment vote
Israel Divestment Resolution Overturned at UC Davis