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==============================  CFJ 2517  ==============================

    A single attempted action that fails in part fails completely.


Caller:                                 Yally

Judge:                                  Murphy
Judgement:                              FALSE



Called by Yally:                        10 May 2009 16:05:16 GMT
Assigned to Murphy:                     10 May 2009 23:03:34 GMT
Judged FALSE by Murphy:                 12 May 2009 00:12:20 GMT


Caller's Evidence:

I vote PRESENCE on every Agoran Decision currently in its voting period.

This fails in part as one can not vote PRESENT for elections.


Judge Murphy's Arguments:

Counterexample:  Resolving a proposal decision, where the proposal is
adopted but only partly effective due to insufficient power.

The caller's example is not actually a single action, but a single
sentence triggering multiple actions.  This sort of sentence has
generally been accepted as equivalent to multiple sentences triggering
one action each (and thus the failure of one action does not imply the
failure of the others), with exceptions such as

  * a rule explicitly requiring more specificity (CFJ 1307: "I transfer
    all my currencies to ")

  * ambiguity due to substantively different effects depending on the
    order in which the actions are taken (Rule 1527 used to address
    this issue explicitly)

  * abusive disparity of effort between initiator and recordkeeper
    (CFJ 1774: "I initiate 10,000 judicial cases")