DEAN R. P. EDWARDS
Volume 4, Issue 6, (Originally published on Monday 2 September 2013)
If the latest MLS news was hard to come by last week, one reason might be hard copies of De Minimis flew off the shelves, but not because of readers. Instead, a short-lived confrontation with the Law Students’ Society (LSS) concerning last week’s headlining article, ‘Race On: LSS Sets 2013 Election Dates’, resulted in some members of the LSS confiscating a number of copies of the offending issue. The problem revolved around the disclosure of names of prospective LSS Committee nominees, which were sought out by De Minimis without any candidates approaching the newspaper or soliciting for publicity.
Members of the LSS leadership and De Minimis staffers reached a compromise late last week, whereby the newspaper redacted names mentioned in the article, while the LSS agreed to push the nominations deadline to midday yesterday, 1 September 2013. The issue of confiscated hard copies, however, remains unresolved, despite attempts at contacting LSS leadership.
While De Minimis’ reporting is not governed by the LSS election guidelines, the newspaper is committed to reporting freely and fairly on the elections, which take place next week, with results due by 17 September 2013. De Minimis remains an independent news source dedicated to being ‘your one and only source into the scandalous lives of the Law School elite! xo xo’.
Dean R. P. Edwards