[eDebate] Topic Area Ballot 06-07
Sat Apr 8 12:07:02 CDT 2006
Jeff Jarman will be sending out the official ballot shortly, but in
order to facilitate discussion here is a preview:
Overrule a Supreme Court Decision - this idea for this area is to
require the affirmative to overrule a specific U.S. Supreme Court
decision. We expect (although final decisions have not been made) the
list of decisions will represent a range of social issues such as -
abortion, affirmative action, euthenasia, etc. Ryan Galloway has
posted two related papers on this recently, although they were focused
on decisions in certain areas that may not reflect exactly the list we
would include this year.
Intellectual Property Rights - the paper for this by Clint Woods has
been posted recently.
Executive Authority in the War on Terror - this idea for this area is
to restrict the power of the President/Executive in an area such as
(again, no final decisions have been made on this) surveillance,
detention, etc. Papers will be posted on this as they become
If you have any interest in helping the topic committee in one of these
areas over the next month please let me know. We have divided up into
sub-groups and are working this month during the election on each area,
so your efforts right now will be helpful.
Reminder: the topic committee summer meeting takes place in Kansas City
May 31- June 2. Please, please come if you are interested. We need
all the help we can get. I think anyone who has ever come to these
meetings as a non-member can attest - all voices are heard and many
non-members have had dramatic impact on the process. You will
(literally) have a seat at the table. Please come if you can make it.
I'll be posting separately about beginning work on the 07-08 areas.
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