============================== CFJ 1626 ==============================
A rule cannot directly enact, modify, or repeal a rule (including
itself), unless it takes precedence over the last paragraph of Rule
Called by Murphy: 08 Apr 2007 22:13:18 GMT
Assigned to Zefram: 11 Apr 2007 04:34:30 GMT
Judged TRUE by Zefram: 11 Apr 2007 06:34:00 GMT
Order(s) issued: 11 Apr 2007 06:34:00 GMT
Judge Zefram's Arguments:
The paragraph in question says
This rule provides the only mechanism by which rules can be
enacted, modified, or repealed.
The mechanism to which it refers is a mechanism by which proposals, and
only proposals, can enact, modify, and repeal rules. Thus as long as the
last paragraph of R105 is in effect, nothing other than a proposal can
directly enact, modify, or repeal a rule. The set of excluded agents
includes all rules. A rule therefore cannot directly enact, modify,
or repeal a rule unless it arranges for the last paragraph of R105 to
be nullified. Other than by the existence of some other nullifying rule,
which is a counterfactual situation that I take to be out of scope for
this CFJ, this means that the rule must take precedence over R105.
Judicial Order(s) by Zefram:
I hereby issue an Order requiring the Rulekeepor to annotate rule 105
with the statement of this CFJ.