2003 Judicial Opinion

Promulgated May 11, 2003, by the Executive Committee. Judicial Opinion No. 1 consists of several responses to requests for formal interpretations of the Constitution and By-Laws by an Assembly member, issued by the Executive Committee under grant of Authority from Constitution Article VIII, Paragraph 2, Clause B. On July 2, 2003, the Executive Committee added a preamble to the opinion, by way of clarification. The Parliamentary Secretary reported the action of the Executive Committee to the Assembly, as required by Constitution VIII-3, at the Assembly’s May 14 meeting. The Assembly was asked whether it wished to review the matter, but no Assembly member made a motion to do so. Petitioner appealed the decision of the Executive Committee to the Assembly on September 10, 2003, as provided for in Constitution VIII-5. The Assembly voted against reviewing the matter.

Text of the opinion