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About "Bankruptcy Venue (NEG)"
The Affirmative plan enacts a bill to restrict the choice of courts by debtors filing for bankruptcy under federal law. Status Quo bankruptcies can be filed in the place of incorporation (e.g. Delaware), even if the company has no business, assets or employees there. AFF will require them to file in a federal court located where they actually do business or have assets. This brief argues that the Status Quo bankruptcy system works fine. Having large numbers of bankruptcies handled in Delaware or New York is actually a good thing because the judges there have a lot of experience and can handle cases quickly and efficiently.
Note: This brief quotes a paper published by the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges. Evidence from this paper may be cited in both AFF and NEG arguments. It’s obviously a well-qualified source. Their paper presents arguments both for and against this csae and explicitly says at the end that they take no advocacy position on the issue. Don’t raise ethical arguments about quoting against author’s intent, because they present good arguments on both sides and have no intent of advocating for either.
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Coach Vance debated in National Forensic League debate while in high school from 1979-1982. In college, he judged at high school NFL tournaments in North Carolina. A homeschooling dad himself, he realized the growing potential and benefit of homeschool debate and switched over to coaching homeschoolers a couple years later. In 2001, he helped Chris Jeub with bringing The Blue Book to a more advanced level. He has been co-authoring Blue Book ever since.