Case: When asked by Germany to open up a second front again Russia during WWII, Japan should have done so. Gov: Rutgers LM PM: Sean Leonard MG: Quinn Maingi Opp: Bates BS LO: Taylor Blackburn MO: Matt Summers [expand title=”Results” notitle=”true” trigclass=”arrowright”]Rutgers LM won on a 2 – 1 decision.[/expand] Thanks to Bates for the […]
Case: Idealistic portrayals of women in power roles on televesion are preferable to realistic portrayals. Gov: Brandeis EA PM: Megan Elsayed MG: Shira Almeleh Opp: Swarthmore A LO: Griffin Olmstead MO: David Mok-Lamme [expand title=”Results” notitle=”true” trigclass=”arrowright”]Brandeis EA won on a 4 – 1 decision.[/expand] Thanks to Dave Kopel for the recording.
Case: As the founder and leader of a new religious group, you should make Mormon-style missions part of the doctrine of your group. Gov: Yale Mango Juicers PM: Eric Brooks MG: Zach Bakal Opp: Brown Fedayen LO: Alex Mechanick MO: Caleb Foote [expand title=”Results” notitle=”true” trigclass=”arrowright”]Brown Fedayen won on a 3 – 2 decision.[/expand] Thanks […]
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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: […]