News

The Path to Public Service at SEAS

News

Should Supreme Court Justices Have Term Limits? That ‘Would Be Fine,’ Breyer Says at Harvard IOP Forum

News

Harvard Right to Life Hosts Anti-Abortion Event With Students For Life President

News

Harvard Researchers Debunk Popular Sleep Myths in New Study

News

Journalists Discuss Trump’s Effect on the GOP at Harvard IOP Forum

Registration

NO WRITER ATTRIBUTED

financially self-supporting," were some of the questions Samp asked Frost.

"As I understand the law, it must be your intention to make Cambridge your permanent home." Samp finally said. "The preponderance of the evidence suggests that you are not a legal resident of Cambridge." Frost then accepted Samp's invitation to appeal the decision later to the entire Board.

Liberal groups have claimed that questions such as these are irrelevant and immaterial in determining the applicant's eligibility to vote, and the courts have not made a definitive ruling on the subject.

"I think I've gotten kind of a runaround." Frost said after he left the registration table. "This is a bit ridiculous."

Samp encountered his first serious problem in John H. Richardson, a second year law student. Asked if he had a job here. Richardson replied, "I'm a full-time student. Why should I need a job?"

Samp then asked Richardson about his parents. "My parents live in North Carolina." Richardson answered "I'm not voting for them, I'm voting for myself." After a ten minute debate. Samp was satisfied when Richardson indicated that he might remain in Cambridge after graduating from law school.

But Samp refused to accept Monte B Engel "4 on grounds that he was not financially independent of his parents in California. This was in spite of the fact that Engel told Samp that he had absolutely no intention of leaving Cambridge" in the forseeable future Engel also plans to appeal the decision.

Engel was followed by Willard Witherspoon "3 whose intention to apply to the Law School and probably remain in Cambridge satisfied Samp I didn't think you had to go through so much trouble just to vote. Witherspoon said later. "It's supposed to be your right and privilege."

However, Walter G. Berkel, a third year student at the law School who registered with his vote Dale a staff assistant at the Law School conceded that there were probably some people in the line who weren't entitled to register in Cambridge.

The third undergraduate who was denied registration was Robert Gonzales '76, whose parents live in Allston Gonzales said he was unsure whether he would appeal Samp's decision.

The final total for the session was 23 independents, 15 Democrats and one Republican.

Want to keep up with breaking news? Subscribe to our email newsletter.

Tags