============================== CFJ 1790 ==============================
Zefram's VC holdings as reported in the Assessor's report on or
about November 3, 2007 have been ratified.
Called by Murphy: 11 Nov 2007 21:36:58 GMT
Assigned to root: 11 Nov 2007 21:42:11 GMT
Judged FALSE by root: 12 Nov 2007 18:15:19 GMT
Zefram directly challenged pikhq's VC holdings (see CFJ 1780). These
CFJs seek to determine whether this challenge suffices to prevent the
automatic ratification of all VC holdings in the report in question,
or only the automatic ratification of pikhq's VC holdings.
Zefram also indirectly challenged the VC holdings of the AFO and Eris
(see CFJ 1777), but this should not count (see CFJ 1789).
Judge root's Arguments:
The question at hand is whether an explicit challenge to a part of a
self-ratifying public document prevents the rest of the public
document from self-ratifying. Rule 1551 states that "A public
document is part (possibly all) of a public message." Thus, a part of
a public document is also a public document, so the question in
general is a plausible one.
But can a proper sub-document of a self-ratifying public document
self-ratify if the whole of the public document does not? In the case
of assets, the answer appears to be no. Rule 2166 reads in part,
"[The recordkeepor's] report includes a list of all instances of that
class and their owners. This portion of that entity's report is
self-ratifying." Note that it is the full list of instances that is
self-ratifying. I therefore find that a list that is not purported to
be complete or that is challenged as incomplete cannot self-ratify.
Zefram's challenge to the Assessor's report of November 3, 2007
constituted a challenge that the list of VCs was incomplete. As a
result, no part of the list of VCs did self-ratify. Accordingly, I
judge CFJs 1790 and 1791 to be FALSE.