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A note to all RA members

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I was asked by Justice to attend on the 7th September 2008 to which I agreed.

Excerpt from RA transcript 17th August 2008

Justice Soothsayer: So, on to MT's nomination. It has been traditional for nominees to the SC to appear before the RA to answer any questions, though there is no way the RA can require any nominee to do so.
Justice Soothsayer: I would like to ask MT if he would be willing to come back to the next, and hopefully full qurorum, meeting, to discuss this with the RA before we vote on his nomination.
MT Lundquist: I cant i'm not available next
Justice Soothsayer: That would be on 31 August per our earlier conversation.
Justice Soothsayer: Well, we have until 12 September to decide.
MT Lundquist: thats fine
Justice Soothsayer: so how about 7 September?
MT Lundquist: 12th is ok i think
MT Lundquist: i will let you know
Justice Soothsayer: Sorry for the confusion, MT, 12 September is our deadline, not our meeting date.
MT Lundquist: ok apologies
Justice Soothsayer: We've been meeting on Sundays, so that leave either 31 August or 7 September for us to meet with you again, with a quorum for a vote.
MT Lundquist: 7th should be ok
Justice Soothsayer: Very well. Let's plan on 7 September.
Justice Soothsayer: Any other comments on this item, or other business before we move to the open comment period?
MT Lundquist: ok bye all
Justice Soothsayer: thanks, MT
Danton Sideways: Bye MT

Excerpt from RA transcript 31st August 2008

Justice Soothsayer: Can we move on to the next item, Nomination of MT for SC?
Arria Perreault: ok
Gwyneth Llewelyn: fine
Justice Soothsayer: I haven't heard from MT via email or otherwise that he wasn't coming today; at our last meeting we agreed that we would consider his nomination today.
Gwyneth Llewelyn: Ah, I was going to ask that....
Justice Soothsayer: I'm a little disappointed, as I had several questions I wanted to pose, as I suspect others might as well.
Justice Soothsayer: I do want to note that Bells requested a 7-day vote, so we won't make a final decision today.
Gwyneth Llewelyn: I had a few, yes...
Gwyneth Llewelyn: Ah ok.
Justice Soothsayer: Though I will also note that we *MUST* make a final decision by 12 September.
Justice Soothsayer: Any discussion?
Gwyneth Llewelyn: Well hmm
Arria Perreault: we have quorum. Why should we wait for Bells?
Gwyneth Llewelyn: I feel it's unfair to discuss a candidate to the SC without having him present to answer any questions, or make a stand, a defense of honour, etc
Rubaiyat Shatner: I want to hear from him as well
Justice Soothsayer: Arria, Bells can vote via email per her request
Pip Torok: point of information: does "nomination of" involve recs about the actual appointment or just on his/her nomination?
Moon Adamant: myself, as audience, would like to hear the candidate myself ...
Justice Soothsayer: The Constitution says we vote to ratify candidates to the SC.
Pip Torok: so would I
Justice Soothsayer: We can *ask* them to appear to answer questions, but can't force 'em to do so.

Moon Adamant: may I?
Justice Soothsayer: Moon next, then back to RA members.
Patroklus Murakami: i'd like a word too, if possible
Moon Adamant: just a a brief comment to Jamie, and then a question to the RA
Moon Adamant: Jamie, if he is willing to serve, why isn't he here to defend hiscandidature?
Moon Adamant: and my question to the RA;

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