There is no evidence in my hands to say that a bishop asked a buddy on the editorial committee of the General Conference to try to get the Council to maybe rule a bit of legislation unconstitutional in order to save a bishop’s job for his jurisdiction.
Or someone actually wondered if the legislation they were trying to report accurately violated a decision (JCD 1312) by the Council from a day or so before.
No matter what motivated the request, the Council saw the matter arising from an interim document, a report by an editorial committee which had no standing because it had not been acted on. The report was to be presented to the General Conference plenary as the plenary’s decision. It was a step in the parliamentary process. If there was a problem with the report, then once it was on the floor, the plenary could deal with it and decide whether or not to refer it to the Council.
If my fantasy was correct, I’d have to say, “Nice try!”