============================== CFJ 1496 ==============================
CFJ 1495 constitutes a challenge under rule 1941 to Eris's attempt
to increase eir Lobbying Strength in eir message dated Thu, 1 Apr
2004 17:23:35 -0600.
Called by Elysion: 04 Apr 2004 22:13:48 GMT
Assigned to OscarMeyr: 06 Apr 2004 03:25:14 GMT
Judged FALSE by OscarMeyr: 11 Apr 2004 14:09:11 GMT
Judge OscarMeyr's Arguments:
A CFJ indicates a dispute (of any type, great or small) in Agora, as
defined by R991. It is handled according to the well-established Agoran
Under R1941, a challenge to an expenditure of Kudos is handled by the
Herald, as a query whether the indicated Player had enough Kudos to
support the challenged expenditure.
I see sufficient clear differences between a CFJ and a challenge
regarding Kudos to rule that the two acts are completely separate:
1. A CFJ is handled by a Trial Judge, who may be any Player; a
challenge regarding Kudos is handled only by the Herald.
2. A CFJ may be escalated to an Appelate Court; a challenge regarding
Kudos may be escalatable to a CFJ. A CFJ cannot be downgraded to a
challenge regarding Kudos.
3. A CFJ may address any type of dispute; a challenge regarding Kudos
addresses one specific question, as I noted above.
Therefore, I find that a CFJ is of a completely different nature than a
challenge over an expenditure of Kudos. Accordingly, I Judge this CFJ
Judge OscarMeyr's Evidence:
Rule 991/5 (Power=2)
Any person may request formal resolution of a dispute pertaining
to this Nomic by submitting a Call for Judgement (CFJ) to the
Clerk of the Courts. The submission of a CFJ constitutes proof
of the existence of such a dispute.
A CFJ should be a single clearly-labeled Statement whose truth
or falsity can be determined using logical reasoning, assuming
perfect knowledge. A CFJ may be accompanied by Arguments,
Evidence, or other related material; the Judge is encouraged,
but not required, to take notice of these things.
The Clerk of the Courts shall publish the text of a CFJ, along
with any additional material submitted by the Caller (including
but not limited to Arguments and Evidence), no later than the
time e announces the identity of the first Judge assigned to
Rule 1941/2 (Power=1) (IN PART)
Any Player (hereafter the challenger) may announce that the
Actor possessed insufficient Honor (kudos) to perform the
action, provided e issues eir challenge within 7 days of the
As soon as possible after such a challenge, the Herald shall
confirm or deny whether the Actor possessed kudos equal to or
greater than the fee at the time e attempted the action. If the
Actor in fact possessed insufficient honor, or the honor of the
Actor cannot be determined by reasonable effort, the action
shall be deemed to have not occurred and the kudos of the Actor
(and Agora) shall be deemed to have not been changed by the fee.
If a Player issues a challenge as above, but more than 7 days
have passed since the attempted action, then the action shall be
permitted to stand. As soon as possible after a late challenge
is issued, the Herald shall confirm or deny its correctness.
But in this case the Fee shall be recorded even if the Actor is
left with negative kudos.
Statement of CFJ 1495:
Eris successfully increased eir Lobbying Strength by 3 in eir message
dated Thu, 1 Apr 2004 17:23:35 -0600.