Resolved: The illegal use of drugs ought to be treated as a matter of public health, not of criminal justice.

General Drug use disorders: Impact of a public health rather than a criminal justice approach (2017) Framing drug and alchohol abuse as a public health problem (2018) Drug use: Public health issue or criminal justice matter? (2013) Framing drug and alchohol abuse as a public health problem in Britain (2018) Pro Rethinking America’s “War on Drugs” as a Public Health problem (2001) Drug use must be treated as a public

On balance, artificial intelligence improves humanity

BACKGROUND What is AI?  This article generally discusses how AI works and why it is important to incorporate values into AI decision-making. What AI experts predict will happen in 2019 (2019). This brief article quotes some experts in AI to argue that there are developments in AI but that people and businesses are focusing on the practical side now and that there will not be any dramatic advancements in the


2018-19 Lincoln-Douglas Resolutions and Resources

t Resolved: A just government ought to pay reparations to indigenous populations for historical oppression. Resolved: In a democracy, the public’s right to know ought to be valued above the right to privacy of candidates for public office. Resolved: In the United States criminal justice system, pre-trial detention for non-violent crimes is unjust. Resolved: States ought to eliminate their nuclear arsenals. Resolved: The European Union ought to use economic pressure


LD Plea Bargaining Resources Are Available

Our core L-D plea bargaining files is now available. The core file includes harms evidence for multiple advantages, a Terrorism DA, a Court Clog DA, and multiple reforms counterplans. Additionally, our LD subscribers have access to our full terrorism files, a Race K of law reform, Critical Legal Studies (CLS) backfiles, and Afropessimism backfiles. Our essay will be coming soon, but for now, note that it will be difficult to

Resolved: Plea bargaining ought to be abolished in the United States criminal justice system. (Bibliography)

Affirmative Mental Competency Law And Plea Bargaining: A Neurophenomenological Critique (2016).  Discussion of neoliberalism in a paper on plea-bargaining may seem superfluous, perhaps even indulgent. However, it is our contention that the hegemonic influence of neoliberal values, especially and most importantly the law’s construction of the category homo economicus – the reasonable, rational, self-interested individual – is what has permitted the Supreme Court and members of Congress to perpetrate the