On 8/9/19 9:58 PM, Jason Cobb wrote:
I don't think there's a lot of basis for this one. Punctuation marks are
generally considered not important in the rules when they contradict
common sense readings.
[Please don't kill me for this one. I think this is a valid question.]
I CFJ: "The base value of the Crime of Endorsing Forgery is 2."
Excerpt from Rule 2202:
Such ratification or announcement of intent to ratify is the Class-8
Crime of Endorsing Forgery.
Excerpt from Rule 2557:
- If the violation is described by the rules as a Class N crime,
then N is the base value; otherwise the base value is 2.
Although Rule 2202 clearly intends to make the Crime of Endorsing
Forgery have a base value of 8, I don't believe its language actually
does so. The Rules do not describe the Crime of Endorsing Forgery as a
"Class N crime" (where N is some number), they instead describe it as
a "Class-8 Crime" (with the hyphen). I argue that this does not fit
the pattern specified by Rule 2557, so the base value takes on its
default of 2.