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Seated Judicial Committee – Elected by Convention March 5, 2023

Ken Krawchuk Brandon Bentrim Johannes Ernharth Nick CiesielskiNick Ciesielski Preston Smith

Current Schedule:


The Judicial Committee operates under the following authority:

LPPA Bylaws

ARTICLE VIII. Judicial Committee: Section 1 – Authority:

(a) The primary focus areas of the Judicial Committee shall be Judicial Review in matters of Disciplinary
Board, Advisory Opinions; and Dispute Resolution.
(b) The Judicial Committee shall be responsible for the following:

i. serving as the final body of appeal in all matters concerning interpretations of these Bylaws and all other LPPA governing documents;
ii. acceptance and processing of petitions and appeals on organization matters and motions;
iii. hosting hearings on valid appeals and petitions;
iv. hearing and ruling on valid disciplinary and Suspension Appeals;
v. to issue advisory opinions on questions of interpretations of these Bylaws; and
vi. to provide advisory opinions in any Business Meeting at their discretion.

(c) Matters relating to disciplinary actions, for Members with the right to the judicial appeal process, shall be entitled to a Judicial Review.
(d) Matters of Advisory Opinion or Dispute Resolution may be accepted for Judicial Review at the discretion of the Judicial Committee unless the declinal is overturned by a majority vote of the Executive Board.
(e) Previous rulings of the Judicial Committee shall set precedence and be binding on Affiliates, members, and subordinates to the Party. However, the Judicial Committee may issue opinions and/or rulings they distinguish are non-binding, and not precedent-setting, and previous Judicial Committee rulings shall not set precedence on the Judicial Committee itself, which shall retain the right to hear Judicial Review and overturn previous rulings of the Judicial Committee.

Recent Prior Rulings

Date Subject Ruling
March 5, 2022 – Present Judicial Committee Session
CANCELLED Reagan Petition: re BOD disciplinary actions BOD rescinded disciplinary action. Mr. Reagan determined Petition Moot.
CANCELLED Moulton Appeal: re BOD disciplinary actions BOD rescinded disciplinary action. Dr. Moulton determined Petition Moot.
2022-04-01 3/31/22-Reinsmith Appeal of BOD Actions Re: Candidate Appointments following 2022 convention. REINSMITH – Final Ruling – 2022.04.01
Judicial Committee Session May 2021-March 5, 2022
2022-03-03 2/2/2022-Combs Petition – Questions on Memberships (gifted, etc.), procedures, petitions, authorities, etc. COMBS- Final Ruling – 2022-03-03
2022-03-04 2/10/2022 -Reinhardt Petition on County Affiliate recognition, signatures, verification, etc. REINHARDT- Final Ruling – 2022-03-04
2022-03-03 2/2/2022 – Scheetz Petition on authorities of the LPPA Judicial Committee, the LPPA BOD, policy enforcement, Gov Doc interpretations, etc. SCHEETZ – Final Ruling – 2022.03.03
2022-02-26 2/5/2022 – Cohen Petition on superior authority between LPPA BOD and JC CHOEN – Final Ruling – 2022-02-26
2022-02-16 1/31/2022 -Waldenberger Appeal of BOD discipline and Petition re Committe authorities, BOD Meeting recording, communication policies, etc. WALDENBERGER – Final Ruling – 2022-02-16
2022-01 1/26/2022 – Van Wager Petition (2) on authority of BOD/ExCom members, specifically, LPPA Chair act in defiance of JC Rulings, etc. VAN WAGER 2 – Final Ruling 2022-02-16
2022-02-12 1/24/2022 – Van Wager Petition (1) on Committee authorities, appointments, convention credentialing, etc. VAN WAGER 1 – Final Ruling 2022-02-12
2021-12-22 11/20/2021 -Heise Petition on clarifying proper convention credentialing protocol, correct registrations, etc. HEISE- Final Ruling – 2021-12-22
2021-10-04 9/15/2021 -Bozzacco Petition on authorized authorities of the Executive Director and relevant LPPA jurisdiction (Officer/Ex Comm / BOD) to offer / extend such authority AND County Affiliate petition requirements. BOZZACCO – Final Ruling – 2021-10-04
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