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Amendment

JV Eligibility

Bylaw VII. Section 3. Add the following: "Any debater with under 100 rounds of policy debate is eligible for junior varisty. However, any debater who has won an elimination rounds at three tournament in junior varsity, varsity or open at the college level will be required to move to open. The elimination round provision will only apply to those tournaments that clear to at least octos in the division and does not count for partial elimination rounds."

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Affirmative Action Judging 4

Bylaw IX. Section 15. Add the following: "The mutual preference judging system should incorporate affirmative action for women and racial minorities."

New version would read:
Section 15: Mutual preference judging should be used to assign judges for debates at the national tournament. The mutual preference judging system should incorporate affirmative action for women and racial minorities.

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Affirmative Action Judging 3

Bylaw IX. Section 15. Insert the following: "incorporating affirmative action in judge placement for women and racial minorities".

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Section 15: Mutual preference judging incorporating affirmative action in judge placement for women and racial minorities should be used to assign judges for debates at the national tournament.

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Affirmative Action Judging 2

Bylaw V. Section 11. Add the following: "The preference system must include a method to affirmatively place women and racial minorities in judging assignments."

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Affirmative Action Judging 1

Bylaw V. Section 11. Add the following: "The preference system must include affirmative action judge placements for women and racial minorities."

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Nonprofit status

Add to the constitution:
ARTICLE I:
Section 3. CEDA is organized exclusively for educational purposes, included, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code.

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Graduate Assistant Amendment

Section IV
Section 1: The CEDA Topic Selection Committee will be responsible for choosing problem areas and writing debate topics. The CEDA Topic Selection Committee will consist of nine members: Two of the following (President, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President) three at-large members, one undergraduate student representative, one graduate student representative, one representative appointed by the National Debate Tournament, and one representative appointed by the American Debate Association.

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Topic Committee Membership

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Bylaw IV. Topic Selection

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Topic Rotation

Amendment takes effect: First full topic cycle after approval.

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Within each four-year cycle the national topic should reflect a rotation of at least one of each of the following topic categories.
1) Domestic – A topic that relates to issues within the United States.
2) Legal – A topic that relates to a controversy within legal jurisprudence and where the topic wording emphasizes legal research.
3) International – A topic of primarily international relations or policy.

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Elim Sweeps Points

Amends Bylaw VI. Section 4. Adds subsection E.

If a division is eligible to hold a partial elimination round, but the tournament is unable to hold the round (i.e., schedule), three points shall be awarded to all of the higher seeds as if the debate did occur.

JUSTIFICATION: Tournament hosts are pressured to hold rounds when it is not in their best interest. This amendment would provide the benefit of the points without the burden to host the round when it is otherwise inconvenient.

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