In January, students at UC Davis passed a resolution urging the school to divest from companies doing business in Israel. On Wednesday, UC Davis’s student court declared the resolution to be unconstitutional (i.e. not in accordance with standards outlined in the student court) and ruled against it, following an appeal from the university’s students.
According to the Sacramento Bee, the Court of the Associated Students of UC Davis found that the ASUCD Senate resolution was political in nature, and that it did not fall within the purview of the student government which is to deal with issues affecting student welfare.
The student court’s decision rescinds the resolution and does not require any action by the student senate. The ASUCD’s president is Maxwell Kappes. Many have posited that the original resolution had been symbolic, yet the UC Students Association expressly stated that they were going after the UC Regents (the school system’s governing body) next…