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Resolved: The people’s right to know ought to be valued above the government’s need for secrecy (Bibliography)

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Resolved: The people’s right to know ought to be valued above the government’s need for secrecy (Bibliography)

Bibliography — General Openness Good/Yes Right to Know Secrecy and the right to know.  One of the original articles (1976) that argued for the right to know. ” The purpose of this paper is to begin weighing these considerations systematically. We begin with several premises: that reduced secrecy is vital to the healthy public debate of national policy; that Congress has, on the whole, an interest in making information public,

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Resolved: Public colleges and universities in the United States ought not restrict any constitutionally protected speech (Bibliography)

Background Fighting for free speech on America’s campuses.  This August 2016 article covers the general background of the dispute. It’s a good initial read. Affirmative — General The coddling of the American mind. This widely read article is written by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt. Lukianoff is the director of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education and the leading proponent of the theory that speech codes wrongly coddle college

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The dominance of two major political parties in the U.S. presidential elections undermines democracy (bibliography)

The dominance of two major political parties in the U.S presidential elections undermines democracy. [wpfilebase tag=”file” id=1309] Since undermining the two party system could undermine the electoral college, I have included links to these files — [wpfilebase tag=”file” id=91] [wpfilebase tag=”file” id=92] Background/Reference The two party system .  This is a quick overview of the advantages and disadvantages of the two party system that is meant for a classroom lesson. The

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Resolved: The United States ought to guarantee the right to housing (Bibliography)

  Background/Definitions What is the human right to housing?  This article explains that the human right to housing is protected under international law and identifies some critical elements of the right to housing. Bringing a right to affordable housing to California. While probably not especially useful for debates, this article lays out what an affordable program would look like based on this propose California program. Housing as a human right.

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Resolved: The United States ought to limit qualified immunity for police officers.

Background Qualified Immunity. This provides a basic overview of QI and the burdens or proof associated with it. It is written by an attorney who trains law enforcement officers. Qualified Immunity. This is a very basic explanation of QI by the Cornell Legal Information Institute Officers protected by qualified immunity unless it is “beyond debate” that their actions violated the law.  This brief article explains how in In Mullenix v. Luna,