There is but one case open at the time of writing: Betacommand 3, which proceeded into its seventh week with substantial activity in the workshop.
Two requests for cases were submitted this week. TimidGuy, who was banned by Jimbo Wales in September for conflict of interest, is appealing his ban to the committee, which looks set to accept it (the specifics of the case are private), and a large dispute over Muhammad Images also looks to be trending towards acceptance.
The big issue of the week was the conclusion of the annual elections for the Arbitration Committee. Results will be released pending confirmation from the election scrutineers of the integrity of the voting process. A "rather low" voter turnout was noted, with 734 editors participating this year compared to 854 in 2010 and 994 in 2009, a decline of approximately 14% year-on-year.