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About "Philosophies of the Resolution"
Legal codes coalesce around the notion of precedent—the notion that previous legal decisions inform the interpretation of current case quandaries. When scrutinizing criminal procedure, one quickly becomes mired in the minutiae of legal precedent and the innumerable iterations of the conflict between truth-seeking and individual privacy (attorney-client privilege, the exclusionary rule, search warrants, etc.). Beneath this vast array of real world applications reside underlying moral theories—the frameworks in which truth-seeking and individual privacy acquire their relative value. To debate this year’s resolution, you must understand transcendent principles, not just precedent.
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Joel consistently won tournaments or advanced deep into elimination rounds in NCFCA speech and Lincoln-Douglas debate. As a collegiate forensics competitor, he has enjoyed similar success with parliamentary debate and mock trial. Currently, Joel studies philosophy at Wheaton College and coaches debate for multiple organizations.