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    A Rule titled "The Dictionary" exists.

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Caller:                                 Murphy
Barred:                                 scshunt

Judge:                                  Machiavelli
Judgement:                              


Judge:                                  omd
Judgement:                              


Judge:                                  G.
Judgement:                              TRUE

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History:

Called by Murphy:                       24 Dec 2012 05:27:23 GMT
Assigned to Machiavelli:                11 Jan 2013 22:35:03 GMT
Machiavelli recused:                    12 Jan 2013 20:27:10 GMT
Assigned to omd:                        09 Feb 2013 17:43:18 GMT
omd recused:                            11 Mar 2013 18:42:48 GMT
Assigned to G.:                         11 Mar 2013 18:45:05 GMT
Judged TRUE by G.:                      11 Mar 2013 22:28:54 GMT

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Caller's Arguments:

Is "Enact a new power-0.5 rule" ineffective in creating a
rule, or merely in specifying its power?

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Caller's Evidence:

Rule 2141 (Role and Attributes of Rules), relevant excerpt

      Every rule has power between one and four inclusive.  It is
      not possible for a rule to have a power outside this range.

Rule 105 (Rule Changes), relevant excerpt

      Where permitted by other rules, an instrument generally can,
      as part of its effect,

      (a) enact a rule.  The new rule has power equal to the minimum
          of the power specified by the enacting instrument,
          defaulting to one if the enacting instrument does not
          specify, and the maximum power permitted by other rules.

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Judge G.'s Arguments:

R105 reads:
>       (a) enact a rule.  The new rule has power equal to the minimum
>           of the power specified by the enacting instrument,
>           defaulting to one if the enacting instrument does not
>           specify, and the maximum power permitted by other rules.

This is a bug.  The minimum of "the power specified by the enacting
instrument" and "the maximum power permitted by the rules" is the
minimum of (0.5, 4) which is 0.5.  The default of 1 is not triggered,
as the enacting instrument does specify 0.5.   In other words, Rule 105
does *not* defer the minimum end to what the rules otherwise specify,
although it defers to the maximum end.

Since R105 takes precedence over R2141, the result, in fact, is an
existing Rule with a Power of 0.5.

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