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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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(Video) Resolved: In the United States criminal justice system, jury nullification ought to be used in the face of perceived injustice

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1PE8JltLVU&w=560&h=315] Resolved: In the United States criminal justice system, jury nullification ought to be used in the face of perceived injustice [wpfilebase tag=”file” id=786] Table of Contents for above file [wpfilebase tag=”file” id=785] This file has some additional Negative evidence Bibliography (free with registration) Intro Essay (free with registration) Affirmative Essay Negative Essay

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Introduction: Resolved: In the United States criminal justice system, jury nullification ought to be used in the face of perceived injustice.

[wpfilebase tag=”file” id=786] Table of Contents for above file [wpfilebase tag=”file” id=785] This file has some additional Negative evidence Bibliography, Negative Essay, Affirmative Essay   Introduction This is a great topic and the resolution is pretty well worded. I say “pretty well” because it captures a controversy in the literature, though not really one of the most significant controversies. As a way of highlighting what you are debating (and the

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Affirmative: In the United States criminal justice system, jury nullification ought to be used in the face of perceived injustice

Introductory Essay (free), Bibliography, Negative Essay [wpfilebase tag=”file” id=786] Table of Contents for above file [wpfilebase tag=”file” id=785] This file has some additional Negative evidence Arguments in Favor of Jury Nullification There are a number of arguments in favor of jury nullification. Conscience/Morality – Jurors have an obligation to act on their conscience and should do so – Clay S. Conrad, 2013, Conrad, is an attorney and author in private

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Negative: In the United States criminal justice system, jury nullification ought to be used in the face of perceived injustice

Introductory Essay (free), Bibliography, Affirmative Essay [wpfilebase tag=”file” id=786] Table of Contents for above file [wpfilebase tag=”file” id=785] This file has some additional Negative evidence Introduction There are basically two types of arguments in debate – defensive arguments and offensive arguments. Defensive arguments deny a claim while offensive arguments essentially argue the opposite of a claim is true. In the context of this resolution, a defensive argument would be, “Jury