============================== CFJ 1338 ==============================
Two Speaker Transitions have commenced since 18-Nov-01, and neither
Called by G.: 04 Jan 2002 19:47:09 GMT
Assigned to Murphy: 07 Jan 2002 19:03:14 GMT
Judged TRUE by Murphy: 13 Jan 2002 02:47:16 GMT
Immediately prior to 20-Nov-01, the Speaker Neil was Tainted, as
there was no Speaker-Elect Electee when e became Speaker in the
Transition concluding on 15-Nov-01 (Rule 1648).
When E became Speaker-Elect Electee on or about 20-Nov-01
(see CFJ 1330), this automatically triggered a Speaker Transition,
also as per Rule 1648. However, the Transition did not conclude,
as the condition for conclusion in Rule 402/9 (the GWotO posting a
correct Notice of Speaker Transition) did not occur. See CFJ 1335
for the judgement that the GWotO failed to post a correct Notice.
Rule 1581 states that a Speaker Transition (automatically) commences
with the beginning of the new Quarter, in this case on Jan. 1, 2002.
There is nothing in this Rule, or any other to the best of this
Caller's knowledge, to suggest that the ongoing nature of the first
Transition prevented the second one from commencing.
Rule 1648/4 (Power=1)
When the Speaker Is Tainted
If the Rules require that a Speaker Transition occur, and there
is no Electee to the Office of Speaker-Elect, then the
Transition proceeds as set out in other Rules, but the new
Speaker is Tainted.
A Tainted Speaker remains Speaker only until there is an Electee
to the Office of Speaker-Elect, at which point, a Speaker
Rule 1581/3 (Power=1)
Quarterly Speaker Change
A Speaker Transition occurs upon the commencement of each
Rule 402/9 (Power=1)
Speaker Transition is a process which commences at the time
the Rules call for a Speaker Transition to occur, and which
proceeds as follows:
(i) when the Speaker Transition commences, the Speaker loses
all special rights and privileges that accrue to em as a result
of being Speaker;
(ii) as soon as possible after the Speaker Transition commences,
the Grand Warden of the Oligarchy shall publish a Notice of
Speaker Transition, identifying the reason for the Transition
and the Player who held the Office of Speaker-Elect at the time
the Transition commenced;
(iii) provided that the Notice of Speaker Transition is
correct in its particulars, the posting of the Notice
causes the Player identified in it to cease being the
Speaker-Elect and to become the Speaker. This concludes
the process of Speaker Transition.
Judge Murphy's Arguments:
I have been assigned to Judge this. I find no flaw in the Caller's
arguments, and thus Judge it TRUE.