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** New as of Friday, 25 February 2005: Motion to expedite the 2003 Habeas Corpus proceedings for Terri + Decision: Click here for this. **
Generally most recent first, but that's kind of hard because they have different beginning and ending times.

| Brief Glossary of Terms: | Amicus Curiae - Also known as a "Friend of the Court Brief." A brief submitted to the court by a party not involved in the case but who claims to be affected by the outcome. | Habeas Corpus - A Latin legal term, meaning literally, "Let's have the body." A writ by a court ordering someone to show justifcation of why a person is being deprived of a certain freedom or liberty. Most frequently used by prisoners who feel they are illegally detained, illegally sentenced to death, and also by parents who feel that their child is not legally in the custody of the other parent. Habeas is the oldest and most powerful writ of all, and, sometimes called the "Great Writ," it can potentially test any illegal deprivation of liberty or lack of protection from current and enforceable laws. | Mandamus - A general, all purpose writ issued by the court, in which an agency or body is commanded to perform its "ministerial duty." For example, a lower court could be ordered to hold a hearing if law mandates this, but the lower court could not be ordered to rule a certain way. (A bad ruling by a lower court would be reviewable by appeal.) The Division of Elections, for example, a state agency, could be compelled to count votes if the law mandated such. | Prohibition - A writ prohibiting certain illegal or erroneous action. In Florida, Prohibition may only be issued against lower courts, due to the way our State Constitution is written. Prohibition may only prevent possible future actions, not correct past mistakes. | Quo Warranto - A writ by a court asking "by what right" a certain action is done. Most frequently, Quo Warranto is used to ask "by what right" a person holds office, if there is doubt as to his/her legal right to hold office. | Further terms on this page: Below, where it says: "Small *.pdf File" and "Large *.pdf File," this means that you have two (2) choices: A smaller file is easier to download quickly, but a larger file is of a better photo quality. |



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

In Re.: Guardianship of Theresa Marie Schindler-Schiavo, Incapacitated.
Michael Schiavo, Petitioner,
v.
Robert Schindler and Mary Schindler, Respondents.

Case Number: 90-2908GD-003

Friend of the Court brief filed by Gordon Watts In MicroSoft Word format -- In Rich Text format
Memorandum of Law supporting the Rule 1.540(b)(5) Motion for relief from Judgement - filed by Terri's family In *.pdf Format
Motion for Sanctions aganist Mike Schiavo and Jodi Centonze for repeatedly failing to show up for depositions - filed by Terri's family In *.pdf Format

Comments:
The friend of the court brief was actually filed a little bit late, but since everyone has been breaking rules lately, Watts hopes that the "family probate" court will have a "hometown family" atmosphere and overlook little nuances. The Court has informed Mr. Watts that the clerk was able to run the brief up to the Judge *before* the hearing scheduled for that day, meaning the judge has an opportunity to look at it. It is unclear why the Schindlers are the respondants in their latest brief because there is no apparent petition to which they would respond, after a quick search. If there were a brief of Mike Schiavo as petitioner, it is important to post, and it was either not available on the Terri's Fight website or the webmaster for The Register's site overlooked it. If, on the other hand, the Schindlers were the petitioners, then their brief merely has a small typo, which is not a big deal, that is not a fatal legal flaw.


Before the International Courts of the United Nations
Complaint Form of *URGENT* Nature before Petitions team Ofc of HCHR, UN @ Geneva
Case Number: not assigned yet

Complaint Form In HTML Format ; In HTML-based Text Format

Comments:
Petitions Team
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
United Nations Office at Geneva
This is the *only* known complaint currently before the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights of the United Nations as it relates to Theresa Marie "Terri" Schindler-Schiavo's mistreatments, which are believed to be a violation of International Human Rights Law.


IN THE SUPREME COURT OF FLORIDA
GORDON WAYNE WATTS
v.
Woodside Hospice House and Michael Schiavo, in his official capacity as guardian of Theresa Marie Schiavo, et al.

Case Number: SC03-2420

NEW: Motion for Clarification In MicroSoft Word format
Comments: The Courts and many "professionals" think that this case is dead on arrival, but they have to pull out their calculators and learn to "count to two." I used up my "rehearing" chip, but I was unable to use up my "clarification" chip, and the rules allow me a motion of this type. This type of filing -after the ruling on rehearing -is very uncommon; I may be the first, but it is explicitly permitted by the rules, as I state in my motion before The Court.
NEW: Final Decision on a 4-3 split vote In *.pdf format
NEW: MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE BY ELECTRONIC TRANSMISSION; CONCURRENT WITH MOTION FOR STAY PENDING REVIEW AND MOTION TO EXPEDITE In MicroSoft Word format
Authorized motions for Clarification and Rehearing In MicroSoft Word format
Order Dismissing In *.pdf format
Notice of Style Change; Motion for Discovery of Appendix and Items listed; [Proper] Notice of Supplemental Authority In MicroSoft Word Format
PROPER PETITION for Writ of Habeas Corpus; Concurrent with petitions for writs of Quo Warranto, Prohibition, and the Extraordinary Writ of Mandamus In MicroSoft Word Format
Comments: Court Order striking supplamental authority as having argument (not available online yet; check with court's press agent or online dockets --the supplamental authorities did not contain argument, but they were incomplete; It was right for court to strike them to force petitioner to submit a more complete brief and petition)
04/02/2004 : ORDER-SUPP AUTHORITY STRICKEN Petitioner's Notice of Supplemental Authority does not comply with Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.225 and is hereby stricken as it contains argument.
Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus: NOTICE OF SUPPLAMENTAL AUTHORITY In MicroSoft Word Format
Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus: APPENDIX In MicroSoft Word Format
Comments: The Supreme Court has styled the case: "IN RE: GORDON WAYNE WATTS," when, actually, this case is in respect to Theresa Schiavo, with Gordon Watts petitioning as "next friend" under the "Deeb v Fabinski" standard.
03/08/2004 : ORDER-PETITION STRICKEN (NON-COMPLIANCE) The petition for writ of habeas corpus, which was filed with this Court on November 24, 2003, does not comply with Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.100 and is hereby stricken. Petitioner is directed, on or before March 18, 2004, to file a proper petition naming at least one respondent to these proceedings and addressing how petitioner has standing to seek the relief requested in the petition. (04/02/04, ORDER WAS CORRECTED TO INCLUDE ENTIRE SERVICE LIST, incl. Jay A. Sekulow - 02/26/2004 ACK OF NEW CASE; 03/22/2004: FORWARDED TO MARYLAND AVENUE ADDRESS.) Small *.pdf File ** Large *.pdf File
Acknowledgment of a new case: Notice from the Court (Before Supreme Court of Florida) Small *.pdf File **
11/24/2003 PETITION-HABEAS CORPUS: [Original & 7 copies W/DISKS (STRICKEN-SEE ORDER DATED 03/8/04)] In MicroSoft Word Format

Comments:
The Florida Supreme Court has continued to review this case --refusing-- to dismiss it after over six (6) months. This alone should dispell myths that Mr. Watts does not have standing to pursue the petitions -or that the tact he's taking is somehow devoid of legal basis. Indeed, valid cases get dismissed by the courts all the time in short order, not the least of which was this case's "twin," 2D03-5211, which was tossed by the Florida 2nd DCA after only one day of "consideration." FLORIDA'S HIGH COURT could very well have chosen to do the same but did not, for at least one reason: The case has legal basis. Secondly, it is hypothosized that the thought of news media looking on -"the world looking on," so to speak -keeps lower elements in check, in a sort of perverse "checks and balences," in which the fourth estate (news media) serves as a sort of fourth branch of government.


IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL
OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL DISTRICT
IN AND FOR THE STATE OF FLORIDA

GORDON WAYNE WATTS, Individually, As a Florida Citizen, Generally, on behalf of similarly situated Citizens, and Specifically on behalf of Theresa Marie Schindler-Schiavo,
v.
City of Pinellas Park, Florida, Police Department; Michael Schiavo, in his official capacity as the guardian of Theresa Marie Schiavo; Woodside Hospice House, Pinellas Park, Florida; Hon. George W. Greer, Judge, Sixth Judicial Circuit, Florida; Hon. W. Douglas Baird, Judge, Sixth Judicial Circuit, Florida; Office of State Attorney, 6th Judicial Circuit; Department of Children and Families, Adult Protective Services (DCF-APS), et al.,

Case Number: 2D04-414
Lower Tribunal Number: 2003-005071AP-Section 88A; UCN522003AP005071XXXXCV

Authorized Motions for Rehearing en banc, Rehearing (standard), etc. (It appears I cover all the bases in these motions.) In MicroSoft Word Format
Denial of Petition -- with prejudice -- by Fla. 2nd DCA (Not yet availavle -- see the Court's docket for their side of the story) The Register Homepage to keep you entertained in the interim
Initial Brief of the Petitioner/Appellant In MicroSoft Word Format
Acceptance by District Court of Appeal for Review From 2nd DCA's site
Denail of Authorized Motions for Certification and Clarification (Fla. 6th Cir. Appellate Division) - Not available online yet: See Onlines Records section of Fla. 6th Circuit Court Website, and look under Last name: Watts, First name: Gordon. This is a "secure" site, so an active link can't be posted here.
Petition to Fla. 2nd DCA for Writs of Mandamus & Prohibition regarding lower tribunal, Fla. 6th Circuit's Appellate Division In Rich Text Format ; In MicroSoft Word Format
Notice of Appeal to the Fla. 2nd DCA In Rich Text Format ; In MicroSoft Word Format
AUTHORIZED MOTIONS FOR CERTIFICATION and FOR CLARIFICATION (Fla. 6th Cir. App. Div.) In Rich Text Format ; In MicroSoft Word Format
MOTION TO REVERSE THE ORDER DISMISSING PETITION In MicroSoft Word Format
Premature order denying rehearing Small *.pdf File ** Large *.pdf File
Reply of Petitioner, opposing a motion to dismiss In MicroSoft Word Format ; In Rich Text Format
Premature Order to Dismiss Small *.pdf File
Motion to Dismiss for alleged lack of jurisdiction by Defendant, Woodside Hospice (where Terri Schiavo lives) ~ In *.pdf format:
| Small *.pdf Files | | Page 1 | | Page 2 | | Page 3 | | Page 4 | | Page 5 |
Reply in response to the Order of this Court (asking for info, specifically to name defendants in style, not body) In Rich Text Format ; In MicroSoft Word Format
Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus: INITIAL BRIEF OF THE PETITIONER In MicroSoft Word Format

Comments:
This case is currently before the Fla. 2nd DCA. The Fla 6th Circuit heading has been modified to reflect this, and the Fla. 2nd DCA is pending a review of a motion for rehearing en banc, that is, before the full court. One would think, based on recent rulings, that the Courts must have thought the Lawemakers were just joking when they made it a 2nd degree felony to deprive Theresa of standard food and water? (Prisoners and animals get better treatment than this: In either case, we cannot kill a pet dog --or a prisoner --by starvation, or actually death by dehydration would occur first, because you can't live as long without precious water. Can someone say "double standard?") Nonetheless, one mustn't be disrespectful towards the courts, for this entity consists of many individuals, all different and all human, but we hope for Divine inspiration to help human persiration here.


IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL
OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL DISTRICT
IN AND FOR THE STATE OF FLORIDA

Gordon Wayne Watts
v.
The Sixth Judicial Circuit

Case Number: 2D03-5211
Lower Tribunal Number: 03-8212 CI 20

Order of the Court (Dismissing Petition) Small *.pdf File ** Large *.pdf File
Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus: INITIAL BRIEF OF THE PETITIONER In MicroSoft Word Format

Comments:
This case was "considered" before the Fla. 2nd DCA . You can go to the Court's website and click on the scrolling online dockets marque and input information, such as case number, to see current status of this case or other cases.


IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA
MICHAEL SCHIAVO, as the Guardian of the person of THERESA MARIE SCHIAVO
v.
JEB BUSH, Governor of the State of Florida, and CHARLIE CRIST, Attorney General of the State of Florida

Case Number: SC04-925
Lower Tribunal Case Number: 2D04-2045
Circuit Court Case Number: 2003-008212-CI-20

New as of Wed 11 Aug 2004: Notice of Supplamental Authority In MicroSoft word Format
New as of Wed 11 Aug 2004: Letter to the Clerk regarding service obligations In MicroSoft word Format
NOTICE OF RELATED CASE; CONCURRENT MOTIONS for Amicus Brief by GORDON WATTS, in support of Michael Schiavo’s petition to affirm; MOTION TO CONSOLIDATE In MicroSoft Word Format
AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF BY AMICUS GORDON WATTS in support of Appellee, Michael Schiavo’s petition to affirm In MicroSoft Word Format
APPENDIX TO ANSWER BRIEF OF AMICUS, GORDON WAYNE WATTS In MicroSoft Word Format
Amicus Curiae - in support of Gov Bush’s contention that “Terri’s Law” is Constitutional (A "Friend of the Court" brief) In MicroSoft Word Format
Motion for Court to accept Amicus Curiae - in support of Gov Bush’s contention that “Terri’s Law” is Constitutional (Merely a motion, a formality here.) In MicroSoft Word Format

Comments:
Other briefs can be found at the Schiavo Case Information Page of the Wilkes & McHugh, P.A. law firm, where Bush Attorney Ken Connor works. Also, the Court Documents Section of The Official Terri Schiavo Website and the The Wednesday, November 19, 2003 Press Release by Governor Jeb Bush regarding Terri Schiavo court actions both provide copies of some court briefs online.
//NEW - This just in: Florida Public Law 2003-418, commonly known as "Terri's Law," which was the subject of this lawsuit here (Schiavo v. Bush), has been ruled unconstitutional by Fla. 6th Circuit Judge, W. Douglas Baird. Case Information on Schiavo Documents page of the Florida Supreme Court.


IN THE SUPREME COURT OF FLORIDA
GORDON WAYNE WATTS, Individually, and on behalf of similarly situated Florida minorities
v.
FLORIDA COMMISSION ON HUMAN RELATIONS

Case Number: SC04-68
Lower Tribunal Number: 2D02-4061
Commission Number: 22-01590

Answer Motion in response to this order In MicroSoft Word Format
Notice of Dismissal based on allegation that law was not declared invalid by lower tribunal (Fla. Supreme Ct.) In *.pdf Format
Acknowledgment of a new case: Notice from the Court (Before Supreme Court of Florida) Small *.pdf File ** Large *.pdf File
Initial Brief of the Appellant (Before Supreme Court of Florida) In Rich Text Format
MOTION TO ACCEPT JURISDICTION (Before Supreme Court of Florida) In MicroSoft Word Format
Receipts Certifying Service of Notice of Appeal, Motion to Accept Jurisdiction, and Initial Brief (Before Supreme Court of Florida) Small *.pdf File ** Large *.pdf File
NOTICE OF APPEAL TO THE SUPREME COURT OF FLORIDA Small *.pdf File ** Large *.pdf File
MANDATE (Fla. 2nd DCA) Small *.pdf File ** Large *.pdf File
ORDER OF THE COURT upholding opinion filed (Fla. 2nd DCA) Small *.pdf File ** Large *.pdf File
Notice of Oral Arguments (Docket for 9:30 and 11:00 am Oct 08, 2003 Session) (Fla. 2nd DCA) Small *.pdf File **
Reply Brief of the Appellant (Fla. 2nd DCA) In MicroSoft Word Format

Response Brief of the Appellee (Fla. 2nd DCA) (Sorry: This file is not here because the opposition did not provide a brief in MicroSoft Word Format, and, I, the webmaster, have not felt it necessary to scan in the brief in *.pdf format. If you really wish to see the brief, take a trip down to the friendly neighborhood courthouse, and pay a dollar a page for copies. That courthouse would either be the District Court of Appeal, or the Supreme Court of Florida, depending on who currently has the case. Further, by reading the Reply brief, you should be able to get the gist of the Response brief, for it does like any good brief and answers all the points raised in the opposition's brief. Let's hope the Justices of the Supreme Court agree with me. Heck, they can't even agree with each other all the time, so how do you expect them to agree with the truth: For, in *any* divided court, obviously *some* of the justices have to be wrong -and maybe all of them. That's scary! In the meantime, for your enjoyment, please click on some of the below-provided links. Thank you. Have a nice day.)

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Police Report (Tallahassee, Florida, City Police Department) Home Page of The Register: Posting the police report is on my 'things to do' list.
Initial Brief of the Appellant (Fla. 2nd DCA)
In MicroSoft Word Format

Comments:
The Florida Supreme Court is typically unpredictable, as here, where the MOTION TO ACCEPT JURISDICTION above clearly outlined mandatory appellate jurisdiction, but they could have either accepted that or rejected it altogether. Maybe "compromise" was more important than justice, but it could have been worse.


IN THE SUPREME COURT OF FLORIDA
GORDON WAYNE WATTS, Individually and on behalf of other similarly situated taxpayers in the State of Florida
v.
THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF STATE and THE HON. P. KEVIN, DAVEY, JUDGE

Case Number: SC04-66
Lower Tribunal Number: 1D02-5120
Circuit Court Number: 37-2002-CA-002267

INITIAL BRIEF OF THE APPELLANT (Before Supreme Court of Florida) In Rich Text Format ; In MicroSoft Word Format
APPENDIX (Before Supreme Court of Florida) In MicroSoft Word Format ; In Rich Text Format
MOTION TO PROCURE REHEARING AND JURISDICTION (Before Supreme Court of Florida) In Rich Text Format ; In MicroSoft Word Format
PREMATURE DISMISSAL ORDER In *.pdf Format
NOTICE OF APPEAL TO THE SUPREME COURT OF FLORIDA Small *.pdf File ** Large *.pdf File
MANDATE (Fla. 1st DCA) Small *.pdf File ** Large *.pdf File
Letter from Jon S. Wheeler, Clerk of the Court (Fla. 1st DCA) to Hon. Bob Inzer, Clerk of the Court (Fla. 2nd Cir.) regarding Court Mandate Small *.pdf File ** Large *.pdf File
Opinion filed December 12, 2003. (Fla. 1st DCA) Small *.pdf File ** Large *.pdf File
ORDER OF THE COURT regarding Motion for Attorney's Fees (Fla. 1st DCA) Small *.pdf File ** Large *.pdf File
REPLY BRIEF OF THE APPELLANT (Fla. 1st DCA) In MicroSoft Word Format
ANSWER BRIEF OF APPELLEE, FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF STATE (Fla. 1st DCA) In MicroSoft Word Format
INITIAL BRIEF OF THE APPELLANT (Fla. 1st DCA) In MicroSoft Word Format

the lower tribunal action goes here- Comments:
This appeal was taken from the Fla. 1st DCA to the Florida Supreme Court , but one wonders what the 1st DCA was thinking when it issued a per curiam affirmed decision. Impatience, maybe? More likely, they didn't want to oppose a popular sitting Governor, and this "small matter" of the law being on my side did not matter, for "the laws are really only for the rich and powerful," they seem to be saying by their actions. (Actions speak louder than words, you know.) Certainly, of all my appeals, I would have to honestly say that this one looks like it has the strongest legal support for reversal of the trial court's ill decision to ignore certain election laws. And, if this case takes 1st place of all my cases, that is pretty good, for I have (unfortunately) taken many cases to court. I hate legal actions, but I more so hate injustice. Oh, well. ~~~***~~~ ONE MORE THING: After all that noise from Democrats everywhere about Florida 2000 (Bush v Gore, the case related to Palm Beach County (Elections) Canvassing Board, et al. v. Katherine Harris, Etc., et al.), one would think they care about getting the votes counted.

For indeed, in Bush v. Gore, Al Gore got a count, a recount, and some hand counts to boot; In Reno v. McBride, Janet Reno, also defeated by less than a half percent, after all the votes were counted, did not get the recount **promised** her by law. And, apparently, keeping one's word (Reno's recount was promised/guaranteed by law) is not important to the Florida Department of State, Division of Elections, but I place even more blame on Democrats everywhere: This election (Fla 2000 Reno v McBride) actually broke verifiable elections laws, hence the lawsuit, but "leading" Democrats have not supported bringing attention to my case. (And leaders in Florida's Democratic party were notified.)

On the one hand, many still say, to this day, that if the Democrats don't support my lawsuit, I don't have a case. However, the laws are quite clear: It is clear to me that any Democrats who don't support a recount here are brain-dead, because this case shows actual violation of the law, unlike Bush v Gore, in which I also supported a recount, but only for practical reasons (to remove all clouds of doubt regarding my candidates, George W. Bush and Dick Cheney) and not legal reasons as in this lawsuit.


IN THE SUPREME COURT OF FLORIDA
GORDON WAYNE WATTS, Individually and on behalf of other similarly situated taxpayers in the State of Florida
v.
THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF STATE and THE HON. P. KEVIN, DAVEY, JUDGE

Case Number: SC03-385
Lower Tribunal Number: 1D02-4272
Circuit Court Number: 37-2002-CA-002267

Status: Still pending. Must've been a pretty good motion, eh?

MOTION FOR REHEARING (Supreme Court of Florida) Currently Unavailable: Here's a link to HomeTown
IMPROPER ORDER OF DISMISSAL (Supreme Court of Florida) In *.pdf Format
INITIAL BRIEF OF THE APPELLANT (Supreme Court of Florida) In MicroSoft Word Format ; In *.pdf Word Format
Reply Brief of the Petitioner, supporting mandamus, opposing Answer Briefs infra (below, that is) (Fla. 1st DCA) In MicroSoft Word Format
Answer Brief of Judge Davey (Fla. 1st DCA) (Atty George Waas representing him) is not shown at this time while web site is under construction; Also, Florida Department of State (through Atty Jerry York, Associate General Counsel at that time) "adopted" the brief of Judge Davey, I think, or was it the other way around? Anyway, I don't feel like scanning them in; You can get the gist of their arguments by reading the reply brief I filed supra (above, that is). If you are need the information badly enough, you can get with the courts and buy copies therewith.
INITIAL BRIEF OF THE APPELLANT (Fla. 1st DCA) In MicroSoft Word Format

Comments:
There is another brief not shown here: An appeal to the Supreme Court erroneously premature, but it was stricken, with directions to file the petition in the 1st DCA. However, we see that this was really did not result in a fair hearing of the facts, so the Fla. Supreme Court would have probably been better off just taking the case, as they apparently do have mandamus jurisdiction to direct state agencies, which is the case here.


IN THE SUPREME COURT OF FLORIDA
Palm Beach County Canvassing Board, et al.
v.
Katherine Harris, Etc., et al.

Three cases consolidated: Nos. SC00-2346, 2348, 2349 (Fla. Supreme Ct. 2000)

Order of the Court to deny motion for Friend of the Court Brief and strike said Brief In *.pdf Format
Friend of the Court Brief with Motion supporting recount for practical reasons In *.txt "Text" Format

Comments:
(Election 2000, Florida: Bush vs. Gore) I felt that Jeb Bush and his secretary of state, Katherine Harris, obeyed the letter of the law, but not the spirit, so I submitted a friend of the court brief asking the courts to ensure a recount to do away with all questions regarding the election; I did not want a cloud of doubt hanging over the heads of my candidates, George W. Bush and Dick Cheney, and felt they should've done a statewide recount like the 1960 JFK/Nixon cycle, in which Hawaii waited until almost swearing in time for JFK to do the hand recount; and, like with Washington state's recount, in which Democratic Senatorial Candidate, Maria Cantwell eventually won a statewide manual recount.


IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL
OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT
IN AND FOR THE STATE OF FLORIDA

Gordon Wayne Watts
v.
The Florida State University

Case Number: 1D96-3908

No court documents are provided here. This case is minor in comparison to others here.

Comments:
I was appealing the appeals process of grades I had received, alleging that the student review panels had neglected to comply with the University grading scale when tabulating grades, but you don't want to know what happened. In one case, they read the grading scale backwards, to mean that you would have to get a perfect score in all work to get an A, not get an A to get a 4.0 weight. In another case, only three people in this huge class got an A, and many students said they were confused, but I got my degree, so I will let sleeping dogs lie, even though I probably did get stomped in court: The 1st DCA upheld the University appeals panels decisions. Translation: I did not get my grades changed the way I wanted to.



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