Author: JP Stuckert

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. To clarify, my view allows for the judge to foster education out of round. In fact, it is probably preferable to have judges motivate students to pursue the educational opportunities that debate offers. My ultimate view is that the role of the judge and ballot is to vote for...

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