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Courts DA

 

Justices are known to vote based on political opinion. It could like a politics DA but with court justices and influences and prominent court cases. For example, back in July, a good one might have been:

 

UQ: Justices will call ACA constitutional

L: Plan increases democratic power--shifts liberal justice views

IL: That results in voting down ACA

I: ACA key to Bio terror responsiveness

 

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This is a fairly common strat against Courts affs. I'm not sure you would be able to spin a link to non-courts action.

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You could make some sort of precedent arg... even though I feel like that would be more of a turn instead of a DA.

 

Like, plan is unconstitutional or borderline unconstitutional, courts let it go, sets precedent for future violations, then obviously it leads to extinction....

 

I think there was actually a DA that I saw somewhere that used "court capital"... don't remember exactly how that worked.

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When this was run in college debate on the Courts topic....the uniqueness was Roberts being the deciding vote.

 

And the link seems to apply to:

1. Courts affirmatives

2. Courts counterplans

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Yeah, it exists. Another twist you could do is

 

U: Congress won't approve a liberal judge now

L: Plan increases Dem power

IL: Dem power key to approving a liberal judge and voting down affirmative action

I: That perpetuates racism and poverty

 

The spillover effects are the hardest cards to make work.

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The way I've seen this run was:

 

Plan: The United States Supreme Court should rule X policy unconstitutional/determine that X policy is outside the bounds of Congress/the President

 

U: ACA will be ruled constitutional on a 5-4 vote

L: Plan is unpopular, drains institutional capital

IL: Institutional Capital is key to ACA being ruled constitutional

I: ACA k2 X impact

 

"What is institutional capital?" I hear you ask. Essentially, it's the idea that the court is responsive to public opinion/the opinions of other parts of the government. It's got some great empirical defense (see Roberts, ACA decision)

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