============================== CFJ 1527 ==============================
Goethe has nine Pennies.
Called by root: 14 Dec 2004 00:08:15 GMT
Assigned to Murphy: 19 Dec 2004 17:23:02 GMT
Murphy recused: 12 Jan 2005 17:23:02 GMT
Assigned to OscarMeyr: 16 Jan 2005 19:24:13 GMT
Judged FALSE by OscarMeyr: 23 Jan 2005 14:37:01 GMT
On Sat, Nov 20 2004, proposals 4618-4626 were adopted. All nine proposals
were submitted on Guy Fawkes Day, so Assessor Murphy promptly awarded nine
Pennies to Goethe as a result.
However, CFJ 1526 has now determined that proposal 4618 offered a bribe for
Players to vote for it. R1561/1 reads:
Any Proposal which offers a bribe to a Player or Players to
vote either FOR or AGAINST a Proposal (either itself or another
Proposal) shall be completely without effect, even if it is
adopted, any Rule to the contrary notwithstanding.
The Penny was awarded by R2060/0 (Guy Fawkes Day) and not directly by the
proposal, but regardless the Penny award is an effect of Proposal 4618's
adoption. Therefore, by R1561/1, the award should never have taken place.
Judge OscarMeyr's Arguments:
I find that the phrase in R1561, "completely without effect," should be
interpreted with its ordinary meaning -- that a Proposal including a
bribe has no secondary effects. Accordingly, I side with the Caller's
contention that the Penny awarded for Prop. 4618 was a secondary effect
of the Proposal, and invalid under R1561. Therefore I return a decision
of FALSE, for Goethe should have only been awarded eight Pennies.