Libertarian Party: Chuck Moulton Elected as Judicial Committee Chair

13177215_10154154527882726_5080032156295890667_nFrom the LNC Business List:

Dear Alicia Mattson,
Please post this message online on the LNC Business list:
Alicia Dearn (the highest vote getter in convention) served as interim chair of the Judicial Committee until we elected a permanent chair.

Chuck Moulton has unanimously been elected permanent chair of the Judicial Committee by email ballot (Moulton – 7, NOTA – 0).

The Judicial Committee is currently discussing Rules of Appellate Procedure, which we will submit to the LNC well before the 90 day deadline outlined in LP Bylaw 9.3.
Thank you.

Sincerely,
Chuck Moulton, Chair
Michael Badnarik
John Buttrick
Alicia Dearn
Bill Hall
Gary Johnson
Rob Latham

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12 thoughts on “Libertarian Party: Chuck Moulton Elected as Judicial Committee Chair

  1. Chuck Moulton

    Hardly seems newsworthy, but okay.

    Thanks to everyone who voted for me in convention, thanks to Caryn Ann Harlos for nominating me, and thanks to my fellow Judicial Committee members for giving me the opportunity to serve as chair!

  2. Chuck Moulton

    Since there is a thread here, does anyone have suggestions for revisions to the Rules of Appellate Procedure?

    They can be found at the end of the Bylaws:
    http://www.lp.org/files/2016_LP_Bylaws_and_Convention_Rules_w_2014_JC_Rules.pdf

    Currently being discussed:
    * transparency: opening JC meetings to LP members (oral arguments always open, deliberations can enter executive session with majority vote)
    * requiring unanimous consent (rather than majority) to call physical meetings
    * allowing videoconferences (rather than just teleconferences)
    * whether to keep using postal mail for accepting petitions / responses / supporting material, or transition completely to email
    * whether to keep using postal mail to send petitions / responses / supporting material to committee members, or transition completely to email

    So far transitioning to email seems controversial; the rest seem uncontroversial — not everyone has weighed in yet though.

    We are open to further suggestions and I would be interested in opinions on those existing proposals as well.

  3. Steven Wilson

    The Videoconferencing is a important step into the 21st century.

    It seems that transparency and the law of large numbers would go hand in hand. The more people involved should correlate into a bigger window in which to view the LP. The easiest means of accomplishing that would be using email and internet technology.

    Good luck with your Chair and committee.

  4. natural born American

    Can the LNC decision not to bounce Weld from the ticket be appealed to the Judiciary Committee?

  5. Matt Cholko

    Conratulations, Chuck!

    Regarding postal/e-mail, what is the current rule? Is postal mail the only acceptable method, or is either acceptable?

  6. Caryn Ann Harlos

    ==Can the LNC decision not to bounce Weld from the ticket be appealed to the Judiciary Committee?==

    Yes, provided these conditions are met.

    ==12. Upon appeal by ten percent of the delegates credentialed at the most recent Regular Convention or one percent of the Party sustaining members the Judicial Committee shall consider the question of whether or not a decision of the National Committee contravenes specified sections of the Bylaws. If the decision is vetoed by the Judicial Committee, it shall be declared null and void.===

    I do not think you can make a case that any Bylaw was violated, but if you wished, that is the procedure.

  7. Chuck Moulton

    Chuck Moulton wrote (June 29, 2016 at 1:34 pm):

    Currently being discussed:
    * transparency: opening JC meetings to LP members (oral arguments always open, deliberations can enter executive session with majority vote)
    * requiring unanimous consent (rather than majority) to call physical meetings
    * allowing videoconferences (rather than just teleconferences)
    * whether to keep using postal mail for accepting petitions / responses / supporting material, or transition completely to email
    * whether to keep using postal mail to send petitions / responses / supporting material to committee members, or transition completely to email

    There were more concerns expressed about public deliberations and public posting of defamatory petitions / responses.

    The passed rules we compromised on may not implement perfect transparency from the perspective of the sunshine caucus, but I believe they have incremental improvements.

    http://hq.lp.org/pipermail/lnc-business_hq.lp.org/2016/005178.html

  8. George Phillies

    Many Americans do not use email, and should not be excluded from access to the judiciary Committee.

  9. Chuck Moulton

    George Phillies wrote:

    Many Americans do not use email, and should not be excluded from access to the judiciary Committee.

    The rules as passed leave other contact methods intact. See section 8, which is unchanged.

    We did change the notice to Judicial Committee members themselves to default to email, but also inserted a way for individual JC members to change that method for them upon request.

    As for voting late, they are not limited to email; they can also phone.

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