Kanaris wrote:Zackzenobi wrote:Kanaris wrote:Law school nerds known this rule as "Expressio unius est exclusio alterius"
Can you break that down for those of us with bachelor's degrees? When I looked it up, I thought it meant NO cards could be used? If that was the intent, why not say ' No Possibilities or Cards could be used"?
The way I remember the principle, it's that if a rule (usually a clause in a contract or a section of a statute) includes within its scope some examples of one or more kind of thing (in this case Hero & Drama Cards), but not others of that kind (Second Chance, Willpower, Action etc), then you assume the rule (no cards playable during disconnection) is not intended to cover those of that kind (being Drama Cards) it did not mention. The principle (when it applies) applies for exactly the reason that utsukushi said (which is why it came to mind in the first place).
It's the source of the phrase, "the exception that proves the rule". Like when a sign says, "No parking between 5AM-1PM", it implies that parking is allowed all other times.