============================== CFJ 2313 ==============================
If a CFJ were called on X, it would be legal to judge FALSE on the
CFJ, where X is defined as the following string, followed by a
quotation mark, followed by the same string, followed by a quotation
mark: "If a CFJ were called on X, it would be legal to judge FALSE
on the CFJ, where X is defined as the following string, followed by
a quotation mark, followed by the same string, followed by a
quotation mark: "
Called by Machiavelli: 16 Dec 2008 03:32:20 GMT
Assigned to BobTHJ: 19 Dec 2008 00:08:33 GMT
Judged IRRELEVANT by BobTHJ: 22 Dec 2008 17:04:56 GMT
Pre-trial phase ended: 22 Dec 2008 23:51:33 GMT
If FALSE is appropriate, the statement is false, meaning FALSE would
not be appropriate on an identical case, meaning FALSE is not
appropriate on this case.
If TRUE is appropriate, the statement is true, meaning FALSE would be
appropriate on an identical case, meaning FALSE is appropriate on this
case, meaning the statement is false.
IRRELEVANT is not appropriate because legality of an action that might
be taken is quite relevant.
UNDETERMINED is not appropriate because the statement makes sense,
it's well-formed, and there's no relevant information that is not
reasonably available to the judge.
MALFORMED is not appropriate because the statement is indeed a statement.
Since apparently neither FALSE nor TRUE is appropriate, UNDECIDABLE is
The only reasonable way I can see to resolve this paradox is by
repealing Rule 2110.
Judge BobTHJ's Arguments:
I judge IRRELEVANT. Perhaps that is a bad judgment, but I find this
endless attempt to write CFJs that are paradoxes rather boring and
therefore unworthy of further consideration. Appeal if you wish.
Gratuitous Arguments by G.:
Though we haven't
really done this in the past in our traditions, it is in keeping with
common legal definitions and judicial practice to consider overly
hypothetical cases to be irrelevant to the courts.
Gratuitous Arguments by BobTHJ:
I stand by my judgment (believing the answer to the consultation to
indeed be IRRELEVANT) and stand tall as my sentence is delivered.