California Judicial Committee August 2019 Appeal Relating to Motion to Suspend Membership

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At its 10 August 2019 meeting, the LPC Executive Committee voted to suspend the memberships of Robert Imhoff-Dousharm and Jennifer Imhoff-Dousharm, who then appealed this action to the LPC Judicial Committee on the grounds that required process had not been followed before this action was taken.

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Timeline

  • Appeal Filed: 23 August 2019
  • Hearing: 5 September 2019 6:30pm (telephone conference)

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Appellees/Respondants

Members of Judicial Committee

Ruling

The LPC Judicial Committee voted to deny the appeal of Robert and Jennifer Imhoff-Dousharm, filed 23 August 2019, to overturn, on procedural grounds, the action of the Executive Committee in suspending their memberships.

The vote was 3 to 2. Voting not to overturn the action were Dr. Matthew Pautz, Bob Weber, and Susan Marie Weber. Voting to overturn the action were Joe Dehn and Jill Pyeatt.

This appeal was based on objections to the procedures followed by the Executive Committee before voting on the suspension. In making this ruling, the Judicial Committee specifically did not address the merits of the suspension itself. Arguments and evidence relating to such issues as guilt or innocence of any wrongdoing or the appropriateness of membership termination as a penalty were not considered as part of this proceeding.

This decision should not be seen as in any way prejudicing the right of the appellants to appeal the suspension itself, as provided for in Bylaw 5, Section 6, or the outcome of any such appeal.