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    Monkeys T. Rock
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  1. I (Chander Ramesh - St. Francis High School in CA) will be going to Dartmouth College as well.
  2. I had heard Bellarmine this year chose not to attend either? I could be wrong about that.
  3. The United States Supreme Court should grant a writ of certiorari to a relevant test case and rule that the rational basis standard may not be applied to litigation claiming social services for persons living in poverty in the United States. Contention One – Inherency 1. The rational basis review institutionalizes a legal double standard with regard to political and economic rights, allowing the denial of basic rights in the name of government power. Sandefur, 2004. (Timothy Sandefur, . “EQUALITY OF OPPORTUNITY IN THE REGULATORY AGE: WHY YESTERDAY’S RATIONALITY REVIEW ISN'T ENOUGH”. Symposium - Emerging Issues in Equal Protection Jurisprudence, 24 Northern Illinois U. Law Rev. 457, Summer 2004) In the decades since Bradwell, Yick Wo, ... perform serious legal work. 2. In Dandridge v. Williams, the Supreme Court ruled that claims to social services would be assessed under the rational basis – preventing access for the poor. Lofreddo, Prof law @ CUNY, 1993 (Stephen, Poverty, Democracy, and Constitutional Law, 141 U. PA L. Rev. 1277) In the winter of 1987 ... means no process at all. Contention Two – Democracy 1. The Dandridge decision allows a judicial war on the poor, cutting back vital social programs and leaving government policy toward the poor unchecked. Lofreddo, Prof law @ CUNY, 1993 (Stephen, Poverty, Democracy, and Constitutional Law, 141 U. PA L. Rev. 1277) Government cutbacks to social programs ... reflects a politics of subordination. 190 2. This war on the welfare state is a formative component of emergent neoliberal market ideology that has become the governing force of American politics Giroux, GTN Prof @ McMaster, ‘4 (Henry, 8/7, “Neoliberalism and the Demise of Democracy: Resurrecting Hope in Dark Times”, google) Neoliberalism has become ... among social progressives.� [4] A Subpoint is Garbage Populations 1. Allowing the state to abandon its obligations of social services sentences the poor to being disposable objects of the neoliberal police state and must be resisted at all costs. Henry Giroux, GTN Chair Professor at McMaster University in Canada, 8/7/2004, “Neoliberalism and the Demise of Democracy: Resurrecting Hope in Dark Times”, http://dissidentvoice.org/Aug04/Giroux0807.htm The liberal democratic ... in the United States. 2. No value to life under neoliberalism—it reduces everything to consumerist decision calculus Cerni, cultural logic electronic collection of Marxist Theory and Practice independent writer, 7(Paula, “The Age of Consumer Capitalism”, http://clogic.eserver.org/2007/Cerni.pdf, accessed 7/8/09, JD) Thus the powerlessness of ... of information and knowledge. 3. Failure to disrupt the market logic of neoliberalism leads to genocidal extinction Santos 3 (Boaventura de Sousa is a Professor of Sociology at the School of Economics, University of Coimbra (Portugal) and Distinguished Legal Scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School. He is Director of the Center for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra and Director of the Center of Documentation on the Revolution of 1974, at the same University., "Collective Suicide?" March 28, 2003 http://www.ces.fe.uc.pt/opiniao/bss/072en.php) According to Franz Hinkelammert, the West ... countries for four years. B Subpoint is The Feedback Loop 1. Even the slightest risk of our impacts should be evaluated – the system of global neoliberalism is necessarily sustained by a never-ending cycle of financial crises that violently disenfranchise the working class. Harvey, Professor of Anthropology City University of New York, 6(David, The Limits to Capital, p. xxvi-xxvii, JMP) Neoliberalization has an astonishing record ... of social production.’ 2. There’s no way to fight back: the poor have zero representation. Neoliberalism is based on an incomplete conception of the political that identifies need without a sense of universal justice. Gilman 5 (Michele Estrin, Associate Professor of Law and Director, Civil Advocacy Clinic, University of Baltimore School of Law. “POVERTY AND COMMUNITARIANISM: TOWARD A COMMUNITY-BASED WELFARE SYSTEM” B.A. 1990, Duke University; J.D. 1993, University of Michigan Law School. UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH LAW REVIEW [Vol. 66:721]) Walzer convincingly points out ... , and basic rights. 3. Peak oil is inevitable – civic disengagement leaves us vulnerable to corporate authoritarianism by Big Oil pushing for resource wars. NowPublic.com, 2009. (NowPublic is a participatory news network which mobilizes an army of reporters to cover the events that define our world. In 2007, TIME Magazine named NowPublic one of the 50 Coolest Websites and in 2009, the site was nominated for an Emmy for Advanced Technology. “Oil Extinction: The rise of Authoritarianism”http://www.nowpublic.com/world/oil-extinction-rise-authoritarianism) In the next century, ... become the zeitgeist of the western world. WMD resource wars destroy civilization. Bearden 1 [Lt. Colonel Tom [PHD Nuclear Engineering] http://www.cheniere.org/correspondence/022501.htm] Presently, the world energy crisis -- ... contaminates much of the biosphere. We’ll control the root cause – all future wars will be over resource conflicts. Klare, 2008. (Michael Klare, professor of peace and world security studies at Hampshire College, “'2025' Report: A World of Resource Strife”,December 3 2008, Foreign Policy in Focus, Institute for Policy Studies, CommonDreams.org.) That the United States is likely ... communities in Europe and elsewhere. Contention 3 Solvency The plan revitalizes poverty jurisprudence, renewing legal civic engagement. Courts are the key site of resistance the neoliberal translation of economic inequalities into political inequalities. Loffredo, Prof Law @ CUNY, ‘7 (Stephen, Poverty, Inequality, and Class, 34 Fordham Urb. L.J. 1240) Although poverty and economic inequality ... and inequality before the law.44 Judicial review is a corrective tool to constrain the worst excesses of American society Lofreddo, Prof law @ CUNY, 1993 (Stephen, Poverty, Democracy, and Constitutional Law, 141 U. PA L. Rev. 1277) This Article examines the Supreme Court's ... scapegoating, stereotyping, and stigmatization. The plan is a defense of a democratic social order – it acts to place limits on the market in the name of democratic values, ending the drive for efficiency and privatization at the cost of all else Giroux, English and Cultural studies at McMaster, ‘7 (Henry, Beyond the Spectacle of Terrorism: Rethinking Politics in the Society of the Image, google) A democratic defense of the ... interpretation and resistance. No social service PICs – we don’t have to win tangible solvency; the inclusion of voices in politics alone is enough to solve. Eric Fretz, Director of the Service-Learning Center at Naropa University, Winter 2004 , “Teaching Liberty and Practicing Deliberative Democracy in the Classroom,” The Campus Compact Reader, http://www.compact.org/reader/winter04/article2-1.html Practicing Deliberative Democracy
A strong democracy is ... what we choose to value and support. Other courts don’t solve – Supreme Court opinion is key to setting precedent Cross 07 Centennial Professor of Business Law at University of Texas, JD from Harvard [Frank B., Decision making in the U.S. Courts of Appeals, p99-101, Google Books] Technically speaking, a judicial ... circuits, or may persist. No politics disads – Supreme Court action is insulated from Congressional debate—they’re supposed to keep fundamental rights outside political controversy. Barnum 85 (David G., Professor of Political Science - DePaul University, “Judicial Decision Making in the Post- New Deal Period”, The Journal of Politics, Jun., (47)2, p. 652-666http://www.jstor.org/stable/2130901) The Supreme Court is appointed... applied by the courts."
  4. ETHICS VERSION PLAN- The United States Supreme Court should substantially increase social services by granting a writ of certiorari to a relevant test case and ruling that the rational basis standard may not be applied to litigation claiming social services for persons living in poverty in the United States. Contention One – Rational Basis Review 1. The rational basis review institutionalizes a legal double standard with regard to political and economic rights, allowing the denial of basic rights in the name of government power. Sandefur, 2004. (Timothy Sandefur, . “EQUALITY OF OPPORTUNITY IN THE REGULATORY AGE: WHY YESTERDAY’S RATIONALITY REVIEW ISN'T ENOUGH”. Symposium - Emerging Issues in Equal Protection Jurisprudence, 24 Northern Illinois U. Law Rev. 457, Summer 2004) In the decades since Bradwell ... perform serious legal work. 2. In Dandridge v. Williams, the Supreme Court ruled that claims to social services would be assessed under the rational basis – significantly eliminating basic social services for persons living in poverty. Lofreddo, Prof law @ CUNY, 1993 (Stephen, Poverty, Democracy, and Constitutional Law, 141 U. PA L. Rev. 1277) In the winter of 1987, M. A.,... means no process at all. Loffredo – Assistant Professor of Law, Graduate of Yale and Harvard – 1993. (Stephen, Assistant Professor of Law, City University of New York Law School at Queens College; B.A. 1977, Yale College; J.D. 1981, Harvard Law School; “Article: Poverty, Democracy and Constitutional Law.” The Trustees of The University of Pennsylvania, 141 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1277, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, April 1993, Lexis) Whenever one finds paeans ... from democratic norms. Contention Two is The Other- 1. Allowing the state to abandon its obligations of social services sentences the poor to being disposable objects of the neoliberal police state and must be resisted at all costs. Henry Giroux, GTN Chair Professor at McMaster University in Canada, 8/7/2004, “Neoliberalism and the Demise of Democracy: Resurrecting Hope in Dark Times”, http://dissidentvoice.org/Aug04/Giroux0807.htm The liberal democratic vocabulary of ... in the United States. 2. The exclusivity of American ideas of citizenship, the key forum for unchecked sovereign power, creates the Homo Sacer in poverty of today’s biopolitical state. Sanford Schram, Bryn Mawr College, 2006 (Review Essay: Homelessness in the Ownership Society: An Inclusive Exclusion http://ptx.sagepub.com/cgi/reprint/34/1/132.pdf Teaches social theory and social policy in the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research at Bryn Mawr College P.132 ) Arnold offers a philosophical meditation ... extreme, the right to live. 3. This situation epitomizes the destitution of the modern concentration camp. We are on the edge of all becoming Homo Sacer if we do not embark upon the process of politicizing those currently living a bare life. Panagia Ph.D candidate in Political Theory at John Hopkins U1999 (David, Theory and Event V3, I1, “The Sacredness of Life and Death: Giorgio Agamben’s Homo Sacer and the Tasks of Political Thinking”) It is with this tension in ... of living man is decided. 4. The separation of ethics from the law requires the critique of the absence of justice over the notion of rights themselves. Daly- Research fellow in the Philosophy Department at the Australian National University- 4. (Frances, , “The non-citizen and the concept of human rights”, Borderlands E-Journal). If we are to understand ... be of use in critical theorizing. Contention Three is Solvency: 1. Plan uniquely reorients social policy and political discourse to protect the subaltern. Loffredo – Assistant Professor of Law, Graduate of Yale and Harvard – 1993. (Stephen, Assistant Professor of Law, City University of New York Law School at Queens College; B.A. 1977, Yale College; J.D. 1981, Harvard Law School; “Article: Poverty, Democracy and Constitutional Law.” The Trustees of The University of Pennsylvania, 141 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1277, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, April 1993, Lexis) Austin's implications for the ... humane and caring direction. 2. Corrective judicial review for poverty claims is the only mechanism to make American democracy an inclusive force. Loffredo – Assistant Professor of Law, Graduate of Yale and Harvard – 1993. (Stephen, Assistant Professor of Law, City University of New York Law School at Queens College; B.A. 1977, Yale College; J.D. 1981, Harvard Law School; “Article: Poverty, Democracy and Constitutional Law.” The Trustees of The University of Pennsylvania, 141 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1277, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, April 1993, Lexis) The polarity between democratic ... scapegoating, stereotyping, and stigmatization. 3. The plan revitalizes poverty jurisprudence, renewing legal civic engagement. We’re obliged to resist the translation of economic inequalities into political inequalities. Loffredo, Prof Law @ CUNY, ‘7 (Stephen, Poverty, Inequality, and Class, 34 Fordham Urb. L.J. 1240) Although poverty and economic inequality ... before the law.44 4. Our forum is key—debate’s deliberation strengthens democracy and counteracts the exclusion of marginalized groups from the political process. Eric Fretz, Director of the Service-Learning Center at Naropa University, Winter 2004 , “Teaching Liberty and Practicing Deliberative Democracy in the Classroom,” The Campus Compact Reader, http://www.compact.org/reader/winter04/article2-1.html Practicing Deliberative Democracy

... and what we choose to value and support. 5. Personal engagement with the law is the only way to challenge deconstitutionalization and exceptionalism in American politics – only our framework makes the engagements of debate meaningful Julie A. Nice, Delaney Professor of Law, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, April, 2008, “NO SCRUTINY WHATSOEVER: DECONSTITUTIONALIZATION OF POVERTY LAW, DUAL RULES OF LAW, & DIALOGIC DEFAULT” Fordham Urban Law Journal, 35 Fordham Urb. L.J. 629 The deconstitutionalization of Poverty Law ... -and-society tradition. Contention Four is the Calculator: The Role of the Ballot is to determine an ethical stance – we believe our ethical position of openness in the face of the exclusion of otherized populations deserves endorsement regardless of political calculations and predictions We must be ethical towards the other without regard to consequences or ontological questions – this obligation makes life and our relationships meaningful. It is the most important decision a being can make. Bauman, Prof. Sociology @ Leeds, 92 (Zygmunt, Mortality, Immortality, and Other Life Strategies, Polity Press, p. 207-8) But one can also ... while trying to escape it. Ethics must precede politics – the alternative is the instrumentalization of life – rather than concern with particular calculations, act in a way hospitable toward alterity Bernard-Donals ‘5—Michael, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Difficult Freedom: Levinas, Language, and Politics, Diacritics The difficulty is ... need of elimination. Calculations create vast biological divisions to be exterminated in the name of imperial destiny. Mbembe 2003—Achille,, Senior researcher at the Institute of Social and Economic Research at the University of the Witwatersrand, Necropolitics, Public Culture 15.1, Translated by Libby Meintjes In this essay I have argued that ... much to the satisfaction of the crowd. 24
  5. We will all certainly miss you and your passion for the activity. =( I only knew him for a very short time at the KNDI this year, but his lectures were phenomenal.
  6. Thanks to all the staff at Georgia Forensics. Just a tiny correction. The tenth speaker is Vijay, not Nijay. =) Thanks again.
  7. when is the final round scheduled to start? (kentucky time)
  8. I understand that the Simon evidence cites the 'revised US federal code' defining that an alternative energy facility does not allow nuclear power as an alternative energy. Is there an updated section of the code that revises this statement? And was Simon only writing under a certain megawatt restriction beyond which nuclear power does become an alternate energy? And why does the Congressional US Code matter. Thanks. -Chander
  9. California Central Coast Section 1. Bellramine -- Vijay Sridaran and Erik Johnson 2. St. Francis -- Chander Ramesh and Sejal Parekh 3. Gunn High School -- ?? Alternate: Palo Alto HS -- Chloe Chen & ??
  10. I agree with Patrick. And I doubt he'll say no -- last year Amen was a sophomore in the junior lab with me and Patrick. NU was sick. The lectures are phenomenal and the lab leaders are pretty tight. Sides, you have a beach next to campus. What more can a guy ask for? -Chander
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