Summary: The framework in this case is critical to victory, so three robust links support it. Critically, it emphasizes the voluntary nature of plea bargaining – and uses that explanation not only as mitigation (because plea bargaining seems far less unjust if everyone freely chooses it) but also as offense.
Released: Filed Under: NSDA Lincoln-Douglas
This case is aggressive. Affirmatives will attempt to cast plea bargaining as a heinous violation of justice; to maintain strategic advantage in the round, you need to regain persuasive momentum. After you’ve re-weighted the judge’s presumption with the resolutional analysis, accomplishing that goal requires two things: a new framework, and heavy-duty mitigation. The framework in this case is critical to victory, so three robust links support it. Critically, it emphasizes the voluntary nature of plea bargaining – and uses that explanation not only as mitigation (because plea bargaining seems far less unjust if everyone freely chooses it) but also as offense. This offense is where you regain momentum; you’re running a hard turn on plea bargaining, not just running disadvantages to aff implementation, but arguing that its presence in the justice system is an indispensable boon. You can run pragmatic DAs on the aff plan as responses to their case, but this framework and contention gives you positive advocacy for plea bargaining that they’ll need to spend valuable time engaging with.
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