Deja vu

State legislators and the governor are not the only officials that failed to finish their reapportionment work.

At the University of Nevada, Reno, the Sagebrush reports that the reapportionment of the student Senate has gone undone.

Reapportionment is easier at this level because, unlike the Legislature, no geographic districts are required. Senate seats are apportioned one to a college and then by number of students after that, so that the college of business administration, for example, has one automatic seat and two seats representing its “population.”

Like the state’s legislative and U.S. House seats, the UNR dispute involves friction between executive and legislative branches. According to former student Sen. Sean McDonald, the last couple of student body presidents have failed to submit reapportionment plans to the Senate.

And, as in the case of the state, judges—in this case, justices of the student judicial council—are considering stepping in and doing the job.