If the offender becomes
declarer or dummy, the cards are picked up and returned
to the hand. If the offender becomes a defender, every
such card becomes a penalty card (see Law 50)
should be moved to a paragraph D "At the End of the Auction". That way the progression of text follows the progression of play.
Also yesterday Law 55A came up. This bit is very badly worded if you ask me:
Law 55A said:
Suppose the lead is in dummy and declarer leads from his hand - which is the player "next in turn", LHO or RHO? Looking at the similar "you can accept the IB/call out of rotation/lead out of turn" laws you might guess it's LHO (the player next in rotation from the one who made the lead out of turn), but as it stands it'd be perfectly reasonable to interpret the wording as meaining RHO (think "next in actual turn").
How about changing this to (assuming "LHO" is the correct answer to the above question):
"If the defenders choose differently:
(1) when the lead is actually in dummy, the option expressed by declarer's RHO shall prevail.
(2) when the lead is actually in declarer's hand, the option expressed by declarer's LHO shall prevail."
or similar (I tried to word it in one sentence but couldn't make it read nicely).
In the meantime can someone who knows what the correct answer to the LHO/RHO question is clarify this for me because I'll bet it comes up on my TD exam - thanks.
Any other badly worded laws people have run into?