Appeals court limits students’ right to sue state universities | jacksonville.com
Based on this decision, a student government case can’t be brought unless the action complained of violates a law other than just the internal policies relating to student government. In other words, a violation of SGA rules alone does not a court case make.
The First District Court of Appeal said it agrees with FAMU and recommended Bruno’s case be dismissed. A three-judge panel said FAMU’s elections dispute didn’t belong in the circuit court because Bruno had not identified any state or federal laws that had been broken. The appellate court recommended the case be dismissed.“The complaint did not cite — nor did the trial court identify — any state law that was conceivably violated by the Student Supreme Court’s decision to hold a new university-wide election,” the judges said in the opinion.