As acting pro tem Chief Justice I am opening a citizen discussion about JR1, our first judicial review: Chief Justice Black Hole has recused himself from JR1, has appointed me pro tem Chief Justice and President Cyc has consented to the appointment. My duties as pro tem CJ pertain only to JR1. CJ Black Hole will continue to handle any other CJ duties. The purpose of this discussion thread is to allow citizens a forum to express their views on the case. Any citizen is free to post an Amicus Curiae brief and I urge everyone to remember that all elected officials are still citizens. Justices are free to express opinions here as citizens. Any such opinions expressed are not to be regarded as official judicial pronouncements. The official findings of the judicial members will be posted in the judicial thread at the appropriate time. Also, please bear in mind that judicial reviews are not election campaigns. Judicial members are not bound to rule in favor of the majority - they are bound to rule according to our laws and our constitution. With this in mind, please feel free to present your views on this case. I intend to let this discussion proceed until it peters out at which time I will declare discussion over and ask the members of the judiciary to prepare their formal decision on the case. The legal question to be addressed in this judicial review is: Does the Association for the Advancement of Democratic Principles fit the definition of a political party under our laws?