There was never any such time.Dixie; "That bit is trumped by several more specific bits of law"
wasn't aware that certain laws had precedence over others- makes one wish for the good old days when LOTG were written elegantly enough so as not to be contradictatory.
Law 8 "The Law of advantage takes precedence over most other laws ..."
We all know that "Let him up" is wrong.
If there is an apparent conflict between two bits of law, the more specific takes precedence and the other is interpreted accordingly. In this case the law was deliberately changed to stop the referee giving a 22.