Federal Court Reform

Federal Court Reform

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The following consists of the complete season release of cases and briefs from for the topic listed below. Upon purchase, you will have access to a Word Document containing each of the cases and briefs listed. NOTE: Notice the release dates at the footer of every page. It is strongly advised to check each hyperlink before running any piece of evidence in an official debate round.

Resolved: That the United States Federal Court system should be significantly reformed.

Initial Release (August 1, 2015)
  1. DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE: THE CASE FOR INDEPENDENT IMMIGRATION COURTS
  2. STARRY NIGHT: THE CASE FOR ABOLISHING FISA COURT
  3. SERIOUS RESERVATIONS: THE CASE FOR INDIAN TRIBAL SOVEREIGNTY
  4. RUNAWAY JURY: THE CASE FOR GRAND JURY REFORM
  5. DEAL WITH THE DEVIL: THE CASE FOR ABOLISHING PLEA BARGAINING
  6. A GOOD LAWYER: THE CASE FOR LEGAL REPRESENTATION IN IMMIGRATION COURTS
  7. RETIREMENT PLAN: THE CASE FOR SUPREME COURT TERM LIMITS
  8. DESPICABLE ME: THE CASE FOR THE SUPREME COURT ETHICS ACT
  9. OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN: THE CASE FOR THE MILITARY JUSTICE IMPROVEMENT ACT
  10. TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS: THE CASE FOR ABOLISHING DIVERSITY JURISDICTION
  11. LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION: THE CASE FOR THE BANKRUPTCY VENUE REFORM ACT
  12. HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU: THE CASE FOR COURTROOM CAMERAS
Midseason Releases (January 1, 2016)
  1. Negative Brief: Asset Forfeiture Reform
  2. Negative Brief: Special Prosecutor for Police Misconduct
  3. Negative Brief: Mandatory Minimum Sentences Repeal
  4. Negative Brief: Exclusionary Rule Repeal
  5. Negative Brief: Create Patent Court
  6. Negative Brief: Create federal court in American Samoa
  7. Negative Brief: Mandatory Interrogation Videos
  8. Negative Brief: Loser Pays Rule
  9. Negative Brief: Abolish Peremptory Jury Challenges
  10. Negative Brief: Bring back Federal Parole
  11. Negative Brief: Lawful Permanent Resident Waivers
  12. Negative Brief: Pre-Trial Interrogation Statements Admitted in Court (frightened witnesses)
  13. Negative Brief: Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims reform
  14. Negative Brief: Repeal Hate Crimes
  15. Negative Brief: Split up the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
  16. Negative Brief: Mens Rea reform

Contributors

  • Vance Trefethen, author of Keys to Team-Policy Debate and head coach of Training Minds Camps.
  • Stefanie Klaves, 2015 National NCFCA Finalist and Region 6 Champion.
  • Eric Meinerding, National contender as Wisconsin quarterfinalist in NCFCA.

History of This Resolution

NCFCA 2015-2016 Policy Resolution
The NCFCA National Tournament was held in 2016 at Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, Oklahoma. This sourcebook was released in 2015 and a midseason supplement released January 1, 2016, to prepare competitors for the 2016 competitive season.