============================== CFJ 2539 ==============================
It is POSSIBLE for ratification (e.g. by proposal) to change the
Called by omd: 26 May 2009 17:58:04 GMT
Assigned to Quazie: 29 May 2009 21:12:04 GMT
Quazie recused: 11 Jun 2009 04:23:12 GMT
Assigned to Murphy: 11 Jun 2009 04:24:48 GMT
Judged TRUE by Murphy: 11 Jun 2009 04:50:00 GMT
No rule specifically allows R1551 (Ratification) to make Rule Changes.
Rule 106 previously read:
A proposal is a document outlining changes to be made to Agora,
including enacting, repealing, or amending rules, or making
other explicit changes to the gamestate.
but now reads:
A proposal is a fixed body of text which has been made into a
proposal using a process specifically described in the Rules. A
proposal SHOULD outline changes to be made to Agora, including
enacting, repealing, or amending rules, or making other explicit
changes to the gamestate.
which arguably no longer grants permission to make Rule Changes.
See also CFJ 2213.
Rule 105/3 (Power=3)
Where permitted by other rules, an instrument generally can,
as part of its effect,
This rule provides the only mechanism by which rules can be
created, modified, or destroyed, or by which an entity can
become a rule or cease to be a rule.
Judge Murphy's Arguments:
Rule 1551 itself modifies the gamestate in response to ratification,
and rules implicitly permit themselves to do what they say they do,
which satisfies Rule 105's "Where permitted by other rules" in the
case that the ratification would cause one or more rule changes.