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Re: [discuss] Notes - Names Council Meeting, San Jose - 062599

On 28 June 1999, Randy Bush <randy@psg.com> wrote:

>>>	You don't need a supremely neutral party; just somebody who has a good
>>> knowledge of Robert's Rules and is basically honest.  (Hell, I'll do it if
>>> you can't come up with anyone better.)
>> ...and let me just add my voice to stressing "who has a good knowledge of
>> Robert's Rules."  And ther person is going to need to be assertive and 
>> unafraid to talk down/shout down the members, in order to enforce the
>> rules and thereby achieve some semblance of fairness.
>keeping order is the role of the chair.  the partliamentarian is there to
>advise the chair on what order is.

If it's the chair who's getting out of line arguing over parliamentary
procedure, it's most certainly the parliamentarian who keeps order.
If procedure is followed, order ensues.   The order the chair enforces is
within the scope of Robert's Rules.  If the chair isn't acting within that
scope, then the parliamentarian prevails.

I think.  It's been a while.