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==============================  CFJ 1390  ==============================

    If Goethe becomes Lawless and is thus deregistered before Eris
    actually blesses the proposal, the proposal will not have the needed
    support to Bless it.


Caller:                                 teucer
Barred:                                 G.

Judge:                                  OscarMeyr
Judgement:                              FALSE



Called by teucer:                       19 Jun 2002 20:02:13 GMT
Assigned to OscarMeyr:                  19 Jun 2002 20:19:37 GMT
Judged FALSE by OscarMeyr:              20 Jun 2002 02:26:36 GMT


Caller's Arguments:

Since the Blessing requires the support of an Acolyte, it cannot go
through if no Acolyte has given the support. If Goethe is deregistered,
there will be no such Acolyte.


Caller's Evidence:

An excerpt from rule 1755:

      Whenever a player is deregistered, e ceases to be a candidate,
      officer, judge, or in general to occupy any role or position to
      which the rules assign any duties or powers.

An excerpt from rule 1986, assigning powers to Acolytes:

      An Acolyte may absolve (remove) 1 Blot from any Entity by paying
      Fee in Indulgences, or receiving the Support of a number of
      other Acolytes, equal to the number of such Absolutions the
      Acolyte has previously performed in the current Nomic Week
      (minimum zero).

      An Acolyte may Exorcise a Dissolute Entity with the Support of
      another Acolyte.  The effect of Exorcism is to instantly
      transfer all of the Entity's Indulgences to the Bank.

      An Acolyte with the Support of a Scribe, or a Scribe with the
      Support of an Acolyte, may Bless an Undistributed Proposal.  A
      moment after its Distribution, a Blessed Proposal becomes
      Democratic if it is not already.

A thundering lack of explicit support by non-Goethe acolytes, probably owing
to the fact that Goethe's support is sufficient so far.


Judge OscarMeyr's Arguments:

The Caller postulates that Goethe would be the only Acolyte to Bless the
Proposal in question.  It is conceivable that another Acolyte could
Bless the Proposal.  The best example I can think of would be for the
hypothetical second Acolyte to see Eris's intent to Bless, e gives eir
Support to Eris's action, and then e reads the email wherein Goethe gave
eir Support.  Therefore I return a decision of FALSE.