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Case: As a Catholic archbishop, should you require Sunday school teachers to say an oath in which prospective teachers swear that they believe all of Catholic doctrine? Opp chose not to require the oath. Government: Chicago A PM: Jon Haderlein MG: Alice Li Opposition: Yale BZ LO: Zach Bakal MO: Joanna Zheng [expand title=”Results” notitle=”true” […]
Case: In a scenario in which a coach paid athletes to violate the rules of football and hurt other players with the intention of causing injuries, the government should prosecute the coach. Opp called tight. Government: Yale CK PM: Robert Colonel MG: Ben Kornfeld Opposition: Yale CD LO: Max Dovala MO: Andrew Connery [expand title=”Results” […]
Case: You are the Senate majority leader in 2008. The minority Republicans threaten to filibuster. They want to use a procedural filibuster. You have the power to force them to use a vocal filibuster. Do that. Government: Brandeis Navajo Blanket PM: Keith Barry MG: Russell Leibowitz Opposition: Yale BB LO: Mike Barton MO: Zach Bakal […]
Case: You are writing the script for the movie, Beowulf. Do you write the movie the way it was actually written, or in a way that maintains the story of the original book? Government: Syracuse Denny Crane PM: David Kopel MG: Anthony Rini Opposition: Chicago A LO: Jon Haderlein MO: Alice Li [expand title=”Results” notitle=”true” […]
Case: You are Barack Obama who has been given the power of inception for a single use. We say, use it on Kim Jong-Un to make North Korea liberalize. Opp may defend incepting any other individual with any other idea, or may choose not to use the power. Government: GW / W&M Hybrid PM: Aaron […]
Case: You are an altruistic atheist of creating a major world religion, should you create a religion with metaphysical incentives like an afterlife, or one without such incentives but which still says that certain actions are inherently morally good or bad. Government: Kant Sandwich A PM: David Kopel MG: Keith Barry Opposition: Hopkins CI LO: […]
Case: The Indian government should hold a referendum regarding the independence of region of Kashmir, with a few caveats. Government: Brandeis FW PM: Rich Weisbach MG: Brendan Fradkin Opposition: Brandeis BP LO: Keith Barry MO: Michael Perloff [expand title=”Results” notitle=”true” trigclass=”arrowright”]Brandeis BP won.[/expand] Thanks to Keith for the recording.
Case: The United States should adopt a consumption tax to replace the income tax. Government: Yale CK PM: Robert Colonel MG: Ben Kornfeld Opposition: Syracuse A LO: David Kopel MO: Samm Costello [expand title=”Results” notitle=”true” trigclass=”arrowright”]Syracuse A won on a 4-3 decision.[/expand]
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