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The Role of the Judge By David Branse (Part One)


The Role of the Judge By David Branse 1) Introduction This paper offers an interpretation of the correct role of the judge. My claim is that educational appeals should not play a role in the judge’s decision calculus. This applies to both critical roles of the ballot and theory voters. ...

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Valley Round Robin and Sophomore Throw-Down fields announced

The West Des Moine Valley High School debate team is pleased to announce the participants in the 2015 Valley Round Robin and the 2015 Sophomore Throw-Down. This is the third edition of the Round Robin and the sixth edition of the Throw-Down. Both will be held on Friday, September 25, ...

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The Valley Mid-America Cup is now open for registration!

Registration is now open for the Valley Mid-America Cup debate tournament. Registration is taking place through Joy of Tournaments: The Mid-America Cup takes place on Saturday, September 26 – Monday, September 28 in West Des Moines, Iowa. The Mid-America Cup offers varsity divisions in LD, policy, and PF debate, ...

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Hi all, I want to draw your attention to a new resource that will be available to LD’ers this season: This website has a compilation of in depth round analysis of previous debate rounds, round redos from past debates, and lectures + drills on a variety of topics including ...

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Varsity Finals

Varsity Finals will be in Anderson 270 at approximately 8:00 p.m. Head there as soon as semifinals are done. There will be an all-camp closing meeting after the final round.

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