=============================== CFJ 3904 ===============================
An amendment that results in no net change of text in a rule is a
rulechange, and the Rulekeepor shall keep a record of it.
Called by Jason: 18 Apr 2021 19:07:19
Assigned to ATMunn: 19 Apr 2021 01:02:10
Judged TRUE by ATMunn: 19 Apr 2021 18:01:21
Motion to reconsider self-filed: 19 Apr 2021 18:13:02
Judged FALSE by ATMunn: 19 Apr 2021 18:13:02
Rule 105/22 (Power=3)
When the rules provide that an instrument takes effect, it can
4. amend the text of a rule.
A rule change is any effect that falls into the above classes.
Rule changes always occur sequentially, never simultaneously.
Rule 1681/23 (Power=1)
The Logical Rulesets [Excerpt]
Whenever a rule is changed in any way, the Rulekeepor SHALL record
and thereafter maintain a reasonably accurate historical
annotation to the rule indicating:
1. The type of change.
2. The date on which the change took effect.
3. The mechanism that specified the change.
4. If the rule was changed due to a proposal, then that proposal's
ID number, author, and coauthor(s) (if any).
What it means to "amend" something is not explicitly defined in the
rules, so it has its common language meaning.
Definitions of "amendment":
Google: "a minor change or addition designed to improve a text, piece of
(1a): "the process of altering or amending a law or document (such
as a constitution) by parliamentary or constitutional procedure"
(1b): "an alteration proposed or effected by this process"
Dictionary.com: "an alteration of or addition to a motion, bill,
These all seem to suggest that an "amendment" requires something to
Additionally, even if an amendment that results in no change is a rule
change, that does not imply that the Rulekeepor shall keep a record of
it. E is required to record "Whenever a rule is changed in any way", not
whenever there is a rule change.
Judge ATMunn's Arguments:
I find no flaws in or objections to the caller's arguments.
I judge CFJ 3904 FALSE.