========================= Criminal Case 1993 =========================
Murphy breached rule 2158 by failing to recuse the judicial panel of
comex, Pavitra and pikhq with cause.
Called by ais523: 09 Jun 2008 10:47:30 GMT
Defendant Murphy informed: 13 Jun 2008 05:12:37 GMT
Pre-trial phase ended: 19 Jun 2008 18:31:09 GMT
Assigned to OscarMeyr: 19 Jun 2008 18:32:33 GMT
Judged GUILTY/APOLOGY by OscarMeyr: 20 Jun 2008 01:04:00 GMT
Rule 2158 states, in part:
When a judicial question is applicable and open, and its judge
has violated a time limit to assign a judgement to it, the Clerk
of the Courts SHALL recuse that judge with cause by announcement
as soon as possible; however, this requirement is waived if the
judge assigns a judgement to it first.
"As soon as possible" means within 7 days, so the CotC is late on this
Note that it is entirely possible to recuse an appeals panel; rule 1868
defines recusal in a general way that is entirely capable of applying to
judicial panels as well as to players. (Note that recusing a judicial panel
with cause does not cause it to become supine, due to the wording of rule
The judicial panel of comex, Pavitra, and pikhq is the judge on appeal 1936a;
the judgement on that case is now over 11 days overdue (the case became
applicable and open on 22 May 2008, meaning a judgement was required on or
before 29 May 2008). Murphy is the CotC.
Gratuitous Arguments by Murphy:
It's a fair cop. I eventually recused the
panel in question about 8 days after my time limit for doing so; I ask
that the severity of the sentence match the severity of the offense.
Judge OscarMeyr's Arguments:
Defendant Murphy practically admitted to the action in question. I
trivially rule GUILTY.
I don't see much harm having been caused by this action, so I
sentence ninny Murphy to APOLOGY. If nobody raises a fuss over a non-
standard sentence, then in place of the list of prescribed words I
order Murphy to write eir apology in the format of a sonnet, using
eir choice of a rhyme scheme generally accepted for sonnets.
Gratuitous Arguments by Murphy:
How slow is triple unanimity!
That lofty goal of undisputed truth
That three must reach in no more time than one.
And so the order handed down to me:
Recuse the lot if they be so uncouth
That none persuade the rest before the gun.
But I was lost, the cases like a sea;
Extended kindness, as if to a youth
And gave them extra time to judge and run.
Apologies, I register a plea:
As I'm sure all of us would consider it unreasonable to cram the
200-word-apology minimum entirely into sonnet form, I fill out the
requirement by quoting from Wikipedia's description of the unusual
The curtal sonnet is a form invented by Gerard Manley Hopkins, and
used in three of his poems.
It is an eleven-line (or, more accurately, ten-and-a-half-line)
sonnet, but rather than the first eleven lines of a standard sonnet it
consists of precisely 3/4 of the structure of a Petrarchan sonnet
shrunk proportionally. The octave of a sonnet becomes a sestet and the
sestet a quatrain plus an additional "tail piece." That is, the first
eight lines of a sonnet are translated into the first six lines of a
curtal sonnet and the last six lines of a sonnet are translated into
the last four and a half lines of a curtal sonnet. Hopkins describes
the last line as half a line, though in fact it can be shorter than
half of one of Hopkins's standard sprung rhythm lines. In the preface
to his Poems (1876-89), Hopkins describes the relationship between the
Petrarchan and curtal sonnets mathematically; if the Petrarchan sonnet
can be described by the equation 8 + 6 = 14 then, he says, the curtal
sonnet would be:
12/2 + 9/2 = 21/2 = 10 1/2