A Judgment shall guide interpretation of the Rules until such time as a subsequent Judgment contradicts it. A Judge reversing or modifying past precedent shall provide in eir analysis justification for doing so.0. Initial Rules adopted, 02 Oct 2000 00:00:00
A Judicial Order is an Order issued by a Judge or Appeals Court in conjunction with eir Judicial duties. A Judge may, in the course of making a Judgment, issue one or more Judicial Orders to bring the game state into accord with the result of the Judgment.0. Initial Rules adopted, 02 Oct 2000 00:00:00
A Request for Judgment is a Primary Unilateral Motion. An Agent may, at any time, initiate judicial proceedings in any matter by making a Request for Judgment. That Agent shall be known as the Plaintiff with regard to the Request. A Request for Judgment consists of a Statement to be judged, and analysis as the Plaintiff deems appropriate. A Request for Judgment is dead once a Judgment has been issued on it.0. Initial Rules adopted, 02 Oct 2000 00:00:00
Within a reasonable time after receipt of a Request for Judgment, the Officer of Supreme Justice shall assign the Request the next Judgment number, and shall select a Player to serve as Judge as per the Rules on Judge selection.0. Initial Rules adopted, 02 Oct 2000 00:00:00
The following are excluded from serving as Judges on a Request for Judgment:0. Initial Rules adopted, 02 Oct 2000 00:00:00
1. the Plaintiff
2. Judges previously recused from the Request
3. any one Player that the Plantiff requests be recused from the Request
If these exclusions leave no Players eligible to serve as Judge, exclusions may be waived from highest-numbered to lowest until at least one Player becomes eligible.
A Judge shall, within three days of eir selection, give one of the following responses to the Request for Judgment to which e was assigned, accompanied by analysis and Judicial Orders as appropriate:0. Initial Rules adopted, 02 Oct 2000 00:00:00
1. Refused: A Judge may refuse to hear the Request if it lacks a clear Statement or is not germain to the game.
2. True: The Statement is true.
3. False: The Statement is false.
4. Undecided: It cannot be determined at the time of the Judgment whether the Statement is true or false.
The Judge shall decide the truth of the Plantiff's statement based on the game state at the time the RFJ was submitted. Judicial Orders presented with the Judgement will be made based on the game state at the time of the judgement. [[so if a problem has worked itself out already, we don't have to fix it twice]]
The Officer of Supreme Justice shall, in a timely fashion, recuse any Judge failing to issue a Judgment within three days of eir selection, and replace em with a new Judge.0. Initial Rules adopted, 02 Oct 2000 00:00:00
The Officer of Supreme Justice (OSJ) is an Elected Officer. The OSJ is responsible for recognising RFJ's, selecting Judges and recusing Judges.0. Rule 310/0 created by Proposal 338/1, 21 Nov 2000 00:00:00
The verb "to Randal" is defined as "to perform an action which is mostly unrelated to the game, which one does not want to perform". The noun "Randal" is defined as either "an action which is mostly unrelated to the game, which one does not want to perform" when it is used with an article, and "a character from Clerks" when it is used as a name.0. Rule 357/0 created by P415/0, 01 Mar 2001 00:00:00
Any Motion or Proposal which requires a player to Randal may be nullified via the process below.
If a player feels that an action required of em is a Randal, he may make a Request for Randal Judgement. A Request for Randal Judgement is a specific kind of Request for Judgement, which follows all the rules of Requests for Judgement.
When a Request for Randal Judgement (RFRJ) is made, it is applied to some Motion or Proposal. The player making the RFRJ should specify which Motion or Proposal it should be applied to. The Statement of the resulting RFJ is " requires to Randal and should be nullified".
If there is a time limit on the Randal in question, it is extended for the duration of the Judgement.
No Judgement shall change the effect of actions performed more than two nweeks before the corresponding RFJ was made, even if those actions were illegal or impossible. Such actions shall always be treated as if they were legal and possible.0. Rule 393/0 created by P455/0, 20 Apr 2001 00:00:00
[[If you think something is illegal, you'd better make an RFJ at once.]]