Judicial Council

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The Rev. Timothy Bruster speaks with fellow delegates from Central Texas Conference during the special General Conference in February. Bruster made a motion, which was passed, to request a declaratory decision by the Judicial Council on “the constitutionality, meaning, application and effect” of the Traditional Plan. Photo courtesy of J. Vance Morton, Central Texas Conference.

Top court meets in aftermath of GC2019

In spring meeting, United Methodist Judicial Council to review Traditional Plan and disaffiliation legislation adopted by special General Conference.
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The Book of Discipline contains the rules that guide The United Methodist Church. Only General Conference can change the book, which is revised after each meeting of the conference. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

List of GC2019 petitions under court review

Downloadable PDF lists approved changes to the Book of Discipline that will be reviewed by the Judicial Council in April.
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Delegates pause for prayer during the Feb. 23 Day of Prayer and Preparation at the 2019 Special Session of the United Methodist General Conference in St. Louis. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS.

Judicial Council to review GC2019 actions

The two agenda items deal with the constitutionality questions related to Traditional Plan and exit plan approved by GC2019.
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Following the announcement of a Judicial Council ruling that found several parts of the Traditional Plan unconstitutional, church officials confer during a pause in the Feb. 26 plenary session of the 2019 General Conference in St. Louis. Photo by Paul Jeffrey, UMNS.

Wrap-up: Judicial Council at GC2019

Highlights of the rulings by the United Methodist Judicial Council during the Feb. 23-26 special General Conference.

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