=============================== CFJ 3578 ===============================
The ADOP SHALL NOT distribute Campaign Proposals for ongoing
Called by Ørjan: 16 Oct 2017 04:21:20
Assigned to Aris: 21 Oct 2017 23:57:40
Judged FALSE by Aris: 22 Oct 2017 22:06:05
My argument for the first one [CFJ 3577] is that proposal 7912 contains an
> Enact a new rule entitled (Campaign Proposals, with power 3), reading as
My argument for the second one [CFJ 3578] (which I thought of first)
applies only if the first one is FALSE.
In that case, the new rule entitled "Campaign Proposals" and having power
) states (possibly due to a missing "except"):
> A Campaign Proposal is an Official Proposal exempt from automatic
> distribution, and SHALL NOT be distributed as required by the rules.
> The election with which a Campaign Proposal is associated, as well as
> its Commitment, are essential parameters for an Agoran decision to
> adopt a Campaign Proposal.
That's a pretty strong prohibition, which seems to have no exemption for
elections. Rule 2154 states the opposite, of course:
> When an election is initiated, it enters the nomination period,
> which lasts for 7 days. In a timely fashion after the nomination
> period ends, the ADoP CAN and SHALL, in the same message:
> 1) If the election is contested, initiate an Agoran decision
> to select the winner of the election (the poll). For this
> decision, the Vote Collector is the Assessor, the valid
> options are the candidates for that election (including
> those who become candidates after its initiation), and the
> voting method is instant runoff.
> 2) Distribute all pending Campaign Proposals associated
> with the election.
> 3) If POSSIBLE per the following paragraph, end the election
However, Rule 2154 only has power 2.
Judge Aris' Arguments:
CFJ 3577 determined that the rule for campaign proposals only has power
1.0. Rule 2154, at power 2.0, states that a player SHALL under
circumstances do something inadvertently proscribed by the campaign
proposals rule. Because it has been determined by precedent that a SHALL
at a higher power countermands a SHALL NOT at a lower power, Rule 2154
controls, and the ADoP not only SHALL distribute campaign proposals, but
MAY do so. FALSE.