We know we’ve been sort of neglecting our duties in giving you up-to-the minute minute details about the still ongoing recall election business in favor of covering the, erm, perhaps more pressing elections at hand. As in, the ones that haven’t happened yet. As in, the ones for which we don’t ALREADY KNOW THE OUTCOMES. Ahem.

But yeah, like we said, haven’t been covering the last trickles of the recall shitstorm in any great detail, so here’s a quick update:  read more »


Jesus Christ. The ASUC continues to eff itself up the A and eff the student body in the process. This time, Attorney General Michael Sinanian claims that the results of Senator John Moghtader’s recall should be invalidated.

Why? Because apparently Moghtader

is now making available to select individuals—after long withholding it for legal reasons—a piece of videotaped evidence that clearly exculpates him from any accusation.

And this mysterious videotape couldn’t have been brought to our attention, oh we don’t know, before the recall happened?! read more »


A handful of Boalt law students seek to recall ASUC Senator John Moghtader. You ask why–we ask why Boalties would care a sniff about the ASUC.

The students decided to take action against Moghtader after receiving the campus-wide e-mail from the Vice Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion Gibor Basri, which asked students to preserve campus values. The petition claims that Moghtader’s behavior has been inconsistent with campus principles of free speech. The recall campaign also follows the fight during Israel Liberation Week.

In order to recall a senator, the petitioners must collect 1,000 signatures to hold a recall election. After that, the ASUC bylaws will need some interpretation. The Daily Cal article explains that

students represented by the senator would have to vote to recall him or her by a two-thirds majority.

And those students would be?

Image Source: Ann Althouse under Creative Commons
No Room for Hate in Our Student Government [No2Hate]
Boalt Hall Students Initiate Campaign to Recall ASUC Senator [Daily Cal]
Earlier: Fight Erupts at Israel Liberation Week Concert