============================== CFJ 1549 ==============================
When a proposal is aborted, its voting period immediately ends, if
it has not ended already.
Called by root: 18 Apr 2005 04:22:42 GMT
Assigned to OscarMeyr: 18 Apr 2005 08:33:46 GMT
Judged TRUE by OscarMeyr: 21 Apr 2005 01:26:15 GMT
Rule 2033 (Power=1) explicitly asserts that statements 1), 2), 3), and
4) are true.
Concerning statement 1):
Rule 693 (Power=2) states:
The Voting Period for a Proposal is seven days, beginning when
the Proposal is distributed. Other Rules may specify other
lengths of Voting Periods for particular classes of Proposals.
If R2033 is interpreted to specify a different length for a particular
class of proposals, namely the class of aborted proposals, then the
statement may be found to be true, and by the principle of exceptio
probat regulam, this can be the only line of reasoning that leads to
this conclusion except for a precedence argument, which does not apply
Two arguments suggest against this possibility. One is that R2033 does
not specify a length for the Voting Period, but merely an ending time.
The second is that, even if R2033 is found to specify a length, the
wording of R106 suggests that the length must be uniform over the entire
class of proposals; in the case of aborted proposals it clearly is not.
Judge OscarMeyr's Arguments:
I find that Rule 2033 changes the length of an aborted
Proposal's Voting Period, specifically by changing the ending time.
Rule 106 does not prevent the termination of an aborted Proposal's