The Arbitration Committee has closed a case involving User:Trey Stone and User:Davenbelle. Both users were banned from "editing articles which concern politics, particularly articles which concern the foreign relations of the United States" for a period of one year. A series of edit wars involving numerous articles, including Allan Nairn, Amy Goodman, Death squad, Suharto, Isle of Youth, Corporate media, Henry Kissinger, and Fidel Castro led to the arbitration case, which both parties consented to.
The arbitration regarding Cantus was completed on 8 August. This led to Cantus being banned from editing several pages due to "lengthy edit warring with respect to a number of articles". The pages in question are Developed country, Template:Europe, and Terri Schiavo. He could also be banned from additional pages if he exceeds a new revert parole, which would allow him only "one revert per article or other page per 30 day period." Cantus would then be subject to blocks of up to a week for editing articles from which he is banned, and if use of a sockpuppet to circumvent bans is verified, he could be blocked for a month.
Community involvement in these discussions is encouraged. It is assumed, at this time, that elections will run from 4 December until 18 December, and elected arbitrators will take their seats on 1 January, 2006. There are currently expected to be 4 open three-year seats, 2 open two-year seats, and 1 open one-year seat.