============================== CFJ 1591 ==============================
Evantine is a Fugitive.
Called by G.: 01 Dec 2006 17:38:12 GMT
Assigned to Maud: 10 Dec 2006 22:03:28 GMT
Maud recused: 13 Dec 2006 07:32:42 GMT
Assigned to arkestra: 18 Dec 2006 01:43:45 GMT
arkestra recused: 21 Feb 2007 18:10:52 GMT
Assigned to Quazie: 21 Feb 2007 18:10:52 GMT
Quazie recused: 23 Mar 2007 21:12:29 GMT
Assigned to Murphy: 23 Mar 2007 21:17:19 GMT
Judged TRUE by Murphy: 30 Mar 2007 14:13:59 GMT
Evantine was a "Fugitive from Justice" according to the Herald's Report
of August 13, 2006 (see Evidence). At the time, "Fugitives from Justice"
were defined by Rules 1437 ("Fugitives are non-players with stains") and 2017
("stains == index counted in blots"), and Evantine had a blot.
With the taking effect of Proposal 4867, the following things happened in
sequence (within Proposal 4867):
(A) The Patent title fugitive was defined by amendment of R1505.
(B) A legislative order awarded all "fugitives" the patent title Fugitive.
(C) Rule 1505 was repealed, so fugitive was no longer a defined patent
(D) Then the definition of Blots was repealed so "stain==index of blots"
was no longer defined.
At the same time, Rule 1437 remained in force, so "fugitives from justice"
remained a defined concept, albeit with the condition (having a "non-zero
stain") being no longer defined. At the same time, Rule 1437 suggests
that a fugitive "keeps eir stain", so nothing has removed the stain, even
though the stain is no longer an index.
Herald's report of August 13, 2006:
Rule 1437/6 (Power=1) [currently in force, unchanged throughout]
Fugitives from Justice
When a Player deregisters or is deregistered, e keeps eir Stain
(though it may be modified by other Rules). A non-Player with a
non-zero Stain is known as a Fugitive from Justice.
At the beginning of the month, the Herald shall expunge half the
Blots of each Fugitive from Justice; however, no Fugitive from
Justice shall have eir Stain reduced to less than one by this
Rule 2017/1 (Power=1) [repealed by Proposal 4867].
The stain of an entity is an index measuring how unclean that
entity is. An entity is immaculate, or squeaky clean, if its
stain is zero.
If an entity gains, is assessed, or is penalised a given number
of Blots, then as soon as possible after the Herald is informed,
either by emself or by others, of the change, e shall record an
increase in that entity's stain of that amount (or half that
amount if the entity is an unready player at the time of the
If some number of an entity's Blots are expunged, then as soon
as possible after the Herald is informed of the change, e shall
record a decrease of that amount in the entity's stain. If this
would result in a negative stain, then it instead results in a
stain of zero.
Excerpt from Proposal 4867:
( full text on http://www.agoranomic.org/cgi-bin/mailman/private/agora-officia
Amend Rule 1505 (Standard Classes of Crimes and Infractions) to be
called "Dishonor Rolls" and amend it to read:
When the Herald is ordered to place someone in the Chokey, e
shall publically award em the patent title "In the Chokey".
This title shall be automatically revoked after a length of time
indicated by the sentencing order, and the Herald shall announce
the revokation. If a sentencing order is executed against a
defendant who already holds this title, the length of time of
the new sentencing order shall be added to the time left on any
A person is considered to be In Disgrace while in the Chokey,
between the execution and satisfaction of any sentencing orders
binding em, or if deregistered for lawlessness. A person who
leaves the game in disgrace shall be awarded the Patent Title
Fugitive by the Herald. A Player may revoke the title Fugitive
from emself as long as e is no longer in Disgrace. A non-player
may have this title revoked by Agoran Consent.
The rules may further specify actions prohibited to persons in
particular types of disgrace.
The Herald is encouraged to publish lists of those in disgrace
separate from patent titles of honor, to indicate the disgrace.
When this Proposal takes effect, all persons who were fugitives when
this proposal was adopted are hereby awarded the patent title
Repeal Rule 1505 (Standard Classes of Crimes and Infractions)
Repeal Rule 2017 (Blots)
Judge Murphy's Arguments:
We have ample precedent that Patent Titles are borne until/unless
explicitly revoked, even if they are no longer defined by a rule - or
(as in the present case) were never defined by a rule, but rather were
awarded by proposal. Evantine held the Patent Title of Fugitive, and
was a Fugitive, at the time in question.