============================== CFJ 2540 ==============================
It is POSSIBLE for a proposal to change the Rules.
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 106's "A proposal SHOULD outline changes ... including [rule
changes]" and "the proposal ... takes effect" are together sufficient
to preserve the intent that proposals are generally permitted to change
the rules, which satisfies Rule 105's "Where permitted by other rules"
in the case that the proposal would cause one or more rule changes. (If
this line of argument is rejected, then the relevant amendment to Rule
106 was probably blocked by Rule 1698.)