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After Legal Fight, Bruno Becomes FAMU SGA President

FAMU SGA Vice President Justin Bruno (center) speaks to reporters at Lee Hall. Bruno is suing to stop a new election in the SGA President's race, which he won.

After a protracted legal fight, Justin Bruno will become Florida A&M University student body president.

Bruno won the SGA election, but voting issues at FAMU’s law school caused the results to be contested. As a legal battle waged in a Tallahassee courtroom, former university President Elmira Mangum appointed a student senate member to serve in place of the SGA President. The case was settled in September, with an appeals court ruling the student government association, not external courts have the right to set their own rules.  

But Bruno’s time in office will be short. He’s set to graduate in May. Student body presidents in Florida’s public universities serve as voting members of their schools’ governing board.

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Lynn Hatter is a Florida A&M University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Lynn has served as reporter/producer for WFSU since 2007 with education and health care issues as her key coverage areas.  She is an award-winning member of the Capital Press Corps and has participated in the NPR Kaiser Health News Reporting Partnership and NPR Education Initiative. 

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