============================== CFJ 1560 ==============================
The Justiciar's report was not ratified in 2003.
Called by Sherlock: 27 Apr 2005 13:25:16 GMT
Assigned to OscarMeyr: 28 Apr 2005 06:14:09 GMT
Judged TRUE by OscarMeyr: 05 May 2005 01:26:48 GMT
Appealed by root: 05 May 2005 03:43:31 GMT
The issue here is whether the newly instituted Justiciar's report of
Organizations is the same report as the recently departed Notary's
report of Organizations. I don't see how they could be, since the
way reports are differentiated in the ruleset is by which office they
relate to. I could see an argument that the information inside a
report could inherit from a different report, but an individual report
seems to be distinct per office per R1686:
All information that is part of an Office's Official
Report shall be maintained by the corresponding officer.
Ratification occurs to a report, not the information inside it, so it
seems pretty clearly tied an office and would not carry over when the
recording of that information changes hands.
Additionally, the current Justiciar's report is closer in content to
the monthly Notary's report, not the weekly Notary's report. The
monthly report was never ratified, so even if the Justiciar's report
and the old Notary's monthly report are the same thing, there would be
no ratification to be handed over.
Judge OscarMeyr's Arguments:
R1791(iii) explicitly connects ratification of a Report to the reporting
Officer. The ratification of the Notary's Report in 2003 does not carry
over to the brand new Justiciar's Report, even though the reported
information does carry over. I find TRUE.
Judge OscarMeyr's Evidence:
Rule 1791/0 (Power=1)
Ratification Without Objection
Any Officer who holds an Office in Normal Fashion can Ratify an
Official Report Without Objection, provided the following
i) The Report to be Ratified is one that is legally
permissible to Ratify.
ii) The Report to be Ratified was produced by the Player
holding the Office.
iii) The Report to be Ratified is one that is required to be
produced and maintained by the Officer.
A Speaker who is not Tainted is permitted to Ratify any Official
Report Without Objection provided that the Report is one legally
permissible to Ratify.
A COE on any Report undergoing this process shall be deemed by
the Rules to constitute an Objection.
Appellant root's Arguments:
R1791(iii) only acts on the ratification process itself. It doesn't
say anything about whether a previously ratified report will remain
ratified. To say otherwise is akin to arguing that all previous
votes on proposals are canceled if we change the rules describing
what votes are permitted.