May it Please the Court:
What, you might ask, is my bias?
It is a good question — most “tort reform” web sites are fronts for special interest groups, but the True Stella Awards® is not. I am not affiliated with any special interest group, non-profit organization (educational or otherwise), court of law, attorney’s group, “reform” or other group — or anyone else. This is, quite simply, one of the products of a one-man publishing company in business since 1983 (and publishing online since 1994). I am dedicated to making a profit by providing top-quality entertainment with an interesting twist: I like to provoke thought and change in situations or institutions that are unjust. Like what? Like “zero tolerance” in schools and true religious freedom in the USA for a couple of examples from Stella’s sister publication, This is True. (These offsite pages open up in a new window.)
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About the Author
Randy Cassingham is not an attorney. He is a pioneer online publisher (since 1994) with his weird-but-true weekly feature, This is True. He is also the author of the Internet Spam Primer, and proprietor of one of the best meme sites on the Internet. For full contact info, see his Contact page.
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