By a vote of 4 to 2 to 1, the Judicial Committee (a body elected by delegates at convention; independent of the LNC, and tasked with resolving disputes within the Party), has, following an appeal by the LNC secretary, affirmed the decision of the Libertarian National Committee to suspend its secretary, former IPR contributor Caryn Ann Harlos. The suspension thus becomes a removal. The LNC now expected to conduct a search for, vetting of, and then vote on a replacement.
In the interim LNC treasurer Tim Hagan has assumed the duties of secretary, in addition to those of treasurer.
The LNC’s next in-person meeting is scheduled for Boston the weekend of 04 December 2021. Details HERE.
Dr. Mary Ruwart, chair of the Judicial Committee, was not immediately available for comment.
The full 58 page Judicial Committee Ruling, with various opinion statements some with dissents, others with concurrences, by each member of the committee, including the one abstention, can be read HERE.
Prior comments from IPR readers regarding the 05 September 2021 LNC vote to suspend, and the 17 October 2021 Judicial Committee hearing can be found in the September IPR Open Thread HERE.