This newly opened case involves accusations of disruptive editing against Rich Farmbrough. Specifically, concerns have been raised about the editor and bot policies. Arbitrator Hersfold originally filed the case, which the committee chose to accept on 4 April. Hersfold and Elen of the Roads (who had blocked Rich Farmbrough) have both recused from participation in the case.
Arbitrator Newyorkbrad is drafting a proposed decision, expected in about a month's time. Until then, evidence submissions and workshop proposals are permitted until 25 April. There have already been several such submissions in the past week.
A review was opened of the Race and intelligence case as a compromise between opening a new case and ruling by motion. The review is intended to be a simplified form of a full case and will cover conduct issues that have purportedly arisen since the closure of the 2010 case. Over the past week several editors submitted specific evidence at the request of the committee. While the posting of the complete proposed decision is expected in the next few days, several proposed principles have already been posted.
Other requests and committee action
The Arbitration Committee has begun voting on a series of proposals to change the limits for evidence submissions in cases. At the time of publication, no motion had passed.