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Essay — Resolved: Public colleges and universities in the United States ought not restrict any constitutionally protected speech.

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Essay — Resolved: Public colleges and universities in the United States ought not restrict any constitutionally protected speech.

Public colleges and universities in the United States ought not restrict any constitutionally protected speech. These are my thoughts that unpack the topic. As I do more reading, I’ll continue to update the essay. Bibliography  One of the most divisive First Amendment debates of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries has been about the constitutionality of university hate speech regulations. The Supreme Court’s recent decision in Virginia v. Black,  recognizing

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

ALL LD RESOURCES Resolved: The United States ought to limit qualified immunity for police officers. Introduction The November-December L-D topic deals with the question of whether or not qualified immunity for police officers should be limited, which is a very important question. In this essay, I will review the key terms of the resolution, provide essential background information, and discuss some of the common arguments you are likely to hear

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In a just democracy, elections for public office should be solely financed through public funding.

Related bibliography – campaign finance Background Publicly funded elections Public funding in US political campaigns A check box on your tax return helped kill public campaign funding Sanders, Clinton want campaign finance overhaul but face huge obstacles The Constitution and campaign finance Last rights of public campaign finance Proposals to eliminate public financing of Presidential campaigns Last rights of public campaign financing As more money flows into campaigns, Americans worry

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Resolved: In the United States, private ownership of handguns ought to be banned (Introduction)

[wpfilebase tag=”file” id=1005] [wpfilebase tag=”file” id=1017] Resolved: In the United States, private ownership of handguns ought to be banned. Affirmative essay   Negative essay The Resolution and the Current Supreme Court Interpretation of the Second Amendment The framers of this resolution meant well. Prior to 2008, Washington, DC and the City of Chicago, including a couple of its suburbs, had bans on the possession/ownership of handguns in the home.  These bans

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Resolved: In the United States, private ownership of hand guns ought to be banned (Bibliography)

Relevant Court Cases DC v . Heller DC v. Heller is the seminal Supreme Court case for this topic.  It argued that Washington, D.C.’s ban on hand guns in the home was unconstitutional. Chicago v. McDonald This related supreme court case says that the Second Amendment applies to the states and that Chicago’s ban on hand guns in the home was also unconstitutional. Judge rules DC handgun ban unconstitutional. In

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Resolved: Adolescents ought to have the right to make autonomous medical choices (Bibliography)

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When in conflict, international actions to counter terrorism ought to take priority over national interests.

[wpfilebase tag=”file” id=46] When in conflict, international actions to counter terrorism ought to take priority over national interests. Video  Video PPT Introduction This resolution is meh. On a positive note, it does introduce discussion on a very important issue – international terrorism. It is very useful for debaters to understand the different terrorists organizations, the relative risks of terrorism, and the effectiveness of different actions that can be undertake to reduce