J-board decides on allegations

From staff reports

The Judicial Board decided both allegations filed by ASWSU presidential candidate Zachary Anders against his opponent Jordan Frost not to be violations.

According to the Judicial Board’s decision, the first allegation regarding posters in classrooms and the drone-use allegation do not to violate the bylaws.

After Friday’s hearing on the first allegation, the board recommended to all future candidates not to hang posters in the front of classrooms where they could distract students.

The board held the hearing on the drone-use allegation yesterday.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations forbid the use of drones within five miles of airports, and WSU is three miles from the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport.

The Anders-Amos campaign argued the Frost-Kalt campaign’s use of drones in their campaign video, violated ASWSU bylaw 610.03, which states all candidates and ballot issue sponsors can’t defy university, local, state or federal laws while campaigning.

For the Judicial Board to have considered this to be a violation under this bylaw, there must be a guilty verdict on the case by a higher power such as the WSU Student Conduct Board or the Whitman County Prosecutor’s Office, or charges filed by Pullman Police or Whitman County Sheriff’s office.

The board will publicly release these decisions during the ASWSU Senate meeting on Wednesday.

Reporting by Carmen Jaramillo