Department of Justice

The Department of Justice is overseen by the Attorney General. The branch consists of the ASB Attorney General, a Deputy Attorney General of Elections, a Deputy Attorney General of the Code and Constitution, and any additional Deputy Attorney Generals deemed necessary by the Attorney General. If you would like to request an interpretation of ASB Law, click the button below and complete the form.

The ASB Attorney General shall have the following duties and responsibilities:

  1. Issue written opinions clarifying legislation, provisions of the ASB Code, and other such orders and functions of the ASB as shall require clarification. Any such written opinions may be appealed to the ASB Judicial Council for final review and interpretation.

  2. Serve as the custodian of the ASB Constitution and Code.

  3. The Attorney General shall mandate that at least one (1) Deputy Attorney General or Elections Commissioner attend every informal meeting of the Campus Senate to serve as a liaison between the Department of Justice and the Campus Senate. The Attorney General, at their discretion, may attend Campus Senate meetings in place of the Deputy Attorney General or Elections Commissioner.

  4. The Attorney General shall either prosecute suits to which the ASB or any official thereof acting in his or her official capacity is a plaintiff or defend suits in which such a named official or the ASB is a defendant. If a case shall ever arise where the Department of Justice would be in position of prosecuting and defending the same suit, the Attorney General shall serve as prosecutor and the President, with the approval of a majority of the Campus Senate, shall name a special counsel to defend the suit.

  5. The Attorney General shall make reports to the Campus Senate Committee on Governmental Operations and shall be responsible to that body in doing all things necessary and proper to fulfill the duties and responsibilities ordinarily incident to such an office.

  6. The Attorney General shall be charged with executing such duties assigned to him or her in Title V Campus Elections of the ASB Code.


The Deputy Attorney General of Elections shall have the following duties and responsibilities:

 

  1. Assist the Attorney General in performing his or her duties as outlined in Title V Campus Elections.

  2. Advise all ASB Constitutional Officers of their duties and responsibilities in carrying out the oaths of their respective offices.

  3. Serve as the chair of the Elections Review Board and be responsible for the laws as set forth in Title V under “official duties during elections.”

  4. Execute the operation of all ASB elections and ensure that the election process is efficient and conducive to maximum student participation by evaluating voter turnout and the student body’s attitude during and after each election.

  5. Assemble an “elections record” of the names of all students who voted in Spring or Fall elections on the ASB computer, through the help of the I.T. Department. Records for at least the past three elections should be stored electronically.

The Deputy Attorney General of the Code and Constitution shall have the following duties and
responsibilities:


1) Ensure that the laws of the ASB are codified in a timely manner and made readily available
to the student body.
2) Reprint the ASB Code, no less than once each semester, with the Campus Senate approved
laws.
3) Assist the Attorney General in performing their duties as custodian of the ASB Constitution
and Code.
F) The Department of Justice shall also include ten (10) Elections Commissioners selected by the
ASB Attorney General and approved by a majority of the Campus Senate


Deputy Attorney Generals

Deputy Attorney General of Elections - Jake Fanning - jkfannin@go.olemiss.edu

Deputy AG of Code and Constitution - Mason Comans- mwcomans@go.olemiss.edu

Deputy Attorney General of Justice - Walker Abel - wrabel@go.olemiss.edu

 

Elections Commission

Elections Commission Chairman - Nathan Jackson

Elections Commissioner - Ariel Williams - aawilli8@go.olemiss.edu

Elections Commissioner - Jayde Toncrey - jatoncre@go.olemiss.edu

Elections Commissioner - Alex Vining - acvining@go.olemiss.edu

Elections Commissioner - Lilian Copley - lgcopley@go.olemiss.edu

Elections Commissioner - Julia Charnitsky - jgcharni@go.olemiss.edu

Elections Commissioner - Dorothy Meachum - dameachu@go.olemiss.edu

Elections Commissioner Bryan Leggett - bolegget@go.olemiss.edu

Elections Commissioner - Kloe Lloyd - kecamp1@go.olemiss.edu