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I am the Speaker of a collegiate political debate club, meaning I moderate our debates. Per our group's constitution, the Vice President is empowered to present potential debate topics to the rest of the club officers, who then as a whole make the final decision among the choices given.   Each officer offers to the Vice President possible debate ideas. However, instead of presenting all of the suggestions given, he selects only resolutions he likes, shutting the rest of us out of the process. As he is the one responsible for generating the list of debate topics, is it possible to consider him a committee of one, and so file a discharge motion to compel him to present all debate ideas to us?

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6 hours ago, Guest Guest said:

Per our group's constitution,

the Vice President is empowered to present potential debate topics to the rest of the club officers,

who then as a whole make the final decision among the choices given.

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Each officer offers to the Vice President possible debate ideas.

However, instead of presenting all of the suggestions given, he selects only resolutions he likes, shutting the rest of us out of the process.

Q. As he is the one responsible for generating the list of debate topics, is it possible to consider him a committee of one, and so file a discharge motion to compel him to present all debate ideas to us?

A.) No.

Your constitution is written to empower your VP with monopoly control over that duty or action.

That is a dumb idea.

Q. If the voting body (who is the voting body? the "rest of the officers"?) does not like the VP's idea(s), then is the voting body completely stymied?

Q. Why doesn't the voting body just treat the VP's ideas as "a committee of one" and propose a unique idea from among themselves?

I dare say, that excerpt from your constitution must be out of context, it is so baffling.

 

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