My understanding of the rules covering Appeals are that Appeals are a special form of Judgement, and as such are subject to the same procedures and constraints as ordinary Judgements, except where the rules state otherwise, but I'd like backing up on this.
Hencely, and with the note-in-passing that the Appeal panel on A(31) is heading towards the opinion that a Judge can only supply one Judgement, I call for Judgement on the following statements:
- Appeals work in the same way as Judgements, except where the rules state otherwise. Hence an Appeal Judge has four days to supply a Judgement.
- Appeals are only governed by the rules specifically dealing with Appeals. Hence the time limit for an Appeal Judge is undefined.
The Judge selected was Ian Collier.
I judge the first statement to be the gospel truth.
Rule 458(2), which specifies the procedure to be taken on Appeal, calls for the appointment of three people to assess the appeal and uses the term Judges to refer to them. Neither the method of selection nor the format which their judgement should take is described explicitly in Rule 458(2), so for these details we look to the other rules which define the selection and rôle of a Judge.