Hello, this is my user page.
I guess I can post more details about myself, but that will have to wait.
In the interests of avoiding scandal, I present the following disclaimer to clarify my role as a Conservapedia editor:
One of my side projects is creating a federal bill to give consumers and employees in arbitration due process protections, based on Jeff Sessions's Fair Arbitration Act. This project is discussed on my blog.
Court cases I'm following
(Note that since I do not have PACER access and some of the cases I follow are state court cases, this information may be incomplete. Also, I may neglect to update it on a regular basis.)
- Applewhite v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, before Pa. Supreme Court
- ACLU-led challenge to Pennsylvania's Voter ID law. Judge Simpson denied the Petitioners' motion for an injunction barring the enforcement of the law, given that Pennsylvania's Department of State is scheduled to roll out a special ID that does not require a birth certificate or a Social Security card, and given that there is a post-election opportunity to challenge the exclusion of a ballot due to enforcement of the Voter ID law.
- On September 18, the Supreme Court remanded to Commonwealth Court for Judge Simpson to make another determination as to whether all eligible Pennsylvania voters will be able to obtain voter ID before the November elections.
- On October 2, Judge Simpson issued a preliminary injunction for the 2012 election in November. In that election, poll workers will request ID, but those not providing ID will cast regular ballots and will not have to take further steps that would otherwise be required (such as later providing an ID).
- Portions of the law (including the photo voter ID provision at the polls) were permanently enjoined on Friday, January 17. The portion of the law pertaining to absentee ballots was not challenged and remains in effect.
- Sanchez v. Valencia Holding Co., before Cal. Supreme Court
- After SCOTUS's AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion decision holding state rules requiring class actions to be available as preempted by the Federal Arbitration Act, the California Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court's refusal to grant Valencia's motion to compel arbitration on the grounds that the contractual provision for an appeal in certain circumstances and the carve-out for relief Valencia would be likely to seek was substantively unconscionable. Valencia petitioned for certiorari, and the California Supreme Court granted it; the Supreme Court will determine whether the Court of Appeals' refusal to enforce the arbitration provision on the grounds of the one-sidedness of the appeals clause and the carve-out for relief likely to be sought by Valencia is also preempted by the Federal Arbitration Act.
- The sad part is that it has been nearly two and a half years since the Court of Appeals' ruling, and the California Supreme Court has still not held oral arguments. These sorts of delays in the court system may well defeat the point of agreeing to arbitration.
|“|| Respect for the reputation of persons forbids every attitude and word likely to cause them unjust injury. He becomes guilty:
|“||Genghis Khant still upset about 50,026 Word Dynamo test score, 4rth place finish in spelling bee and university writing tutor position||”|
(the source is the edit summary for this edit.)
|“||I wish we could drop into the Potomac all those obsolescent conservatives who are still preoccupied with Alger Hiss and General MacArthur, and who keep trotting out laissez faire economics and other dead horses. They make the Republican party look musty to millions of ignored working-class people who are looking for a party that relates to their needs.||”|
|“||We respect users' control over their own talk pages as much as possible. Wikipedia treats users' own talk pages like government or public property, and it becomes a place for Wikipedia editors to bully users.||”|
I find these links to particular articles insightful. Feel free to use them as you see fit.
- http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=ghAmAAAAIBAJ&sjid=TE4DAAAAIBAJ&pg=3257,5403254&dq=literacy+test&hl=en (Google news copy of "Proposed Literacy Test Not Solution for Fraud" St. Petersburg Times, Oct. 29, 1950, p. 19.) I find interesting the Miami Herald opinion: "Doubtless illiteracy has contributed to voting fraud in this state...but not all frauds result from manipulation of illiterate voting."
- http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=exAmAAAAIBAJ&sjid=TE4DAAAAIBAJ&pg=3585,2525331&dq=literacy+test&hl=en (another article about a proposed literacy test in 1950 in Florida, again very reminiscent of the voter ID debate)
- User:GregG/Mainstream media attacks on arbitration
- User:GregG/Wikipedia copyright
- User:GregG/Answers to Question Evolution! with sbs
- User:GregG/New Main Page (H, HL, AOTM, CP F, B, Ex F, N)
- User:GregG/Formal complaint about User:Conservative
- User:GregG/Answers to QE
- User:GregG/Evidence that User:Conservative replaced MPR with a link to a blog
- User:GregG/Early voting and voter ID
- User:GregG/Archive of User:Conservative FYI
- User:GregG/Fixed MPL
- User:GregG/Fixed MPL test
- User:GregG/Arkansas voter ID comment draft