Holacracy Community of Practice Archive, 2015-2019 Community Holacracy Web Site

Ryan, you seem to be using an older version of the constitution (version 4.0?). In Version 4.1, section 2.2.1 simply reads:

"Further, the Lead Link may not define Policies that limit the Circle’s Roles, except via the Governance Process of the Circle."

(Which, I think, still has the ambiguity that you found, but is slightly clearer to me in its meaning.)