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November-December 2016 NSDA Lincoln-Douglas: Qualified Immunity

November-December 2016 NSDA Lincoln-Douglas: Qualified Immunity

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Big Sky Debate is pleased to release its November-December 2016 NSDA Lincoln- Douglas resources on qualified immunity!

The resolution, released by the National Speech and Debate Association on October 1, 2016, is:

Resolved: The United States ought to limit qualified immunity for police officers.

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Qualified Immunity Index

META

  • QUALIFIED IMMUNITY DEFINED
  • QUALIFIED IMMUNITY: TWO STEP PROCESS FOR DETERMINE QUALIFIED IMMUNITY

AFFIRMATIVE

  • QUALIFIED IMMUNITY BAD: COURTS HAVE INCONSISTENT RULES
  • QUALIFIED IMMUNITY BAD: SUPCO HAS NO GUIDANCE FOR LOWER COURTS ON Q.I.
  • QUALIFIED IMMUNITY BAD: LEADS TO INCONSISTENT RESULTS
  • QUALIFIED IMMUNITY BAD: UNCLEAR AND AMBIGUOUS
  • QUALIFIED IMMUNITY BAD: CLEARLY ESTABLISHED STANDARD BAD
  • QUALIFIED IMMUNITY BAD: PREVENTS POLICE FROM DOING THEIR JOBS
  • QUALIFIED IMMUNITY BAD: POLICE HAVE NO TRAINING ON CONSTITUTIONAL BOUNDARIES
  • QUALIFIED IMMUNITY BAD: CREATES UNREASONABLE EXPECTATIONS FOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
  • QUALIFIED IMMUNITY BAD: WHEN BALANCED TOWARDS THE GOVERNMENT, RIGHTS SUFFER
  • QUALIFIED IMMUNITY BAD: CREATES PERCEPTUAL PROBLEMS WITH THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
  • QUALIFIED IMMUNITY BAD: DOES LITTLE TO CONTROL THE SCOURGE OF POLICY VIOLENCE
  • QUALIFIED IMMUNITY BAD: TRADES OFF WITH INDIVIDUAL CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS
  • QUALIFIED IMMUNITY BAD: PRIORITIZES LESSER CONCERNS OVER CIVIL RIGHTS
  • QUALIFIED IMMUNITY BAD: TRADES OFF WITH LEGAL DEVELOPMENT OF CIVIL RIGHTS JURISPRUDENCE
  • QUALIFIED IMMUNITY BAD: INTRODUCES COMPLEXITY INTO CIVIL RIGHTS LEGISLATION
  • QUALIFIED IMMUNITY BAD: QUALIFIED IMMUNITY STUNTS THE GOVERNMENT’S ABILITY TO PROTECT CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS
  • QUALIFIED IMMUNITY BAD: EXACERBATES RACIAL DISCRIMINATION
  • QUALIFIED IMMUNITY BAD: DENIES ACCESS TO JUSTICE
  • QUALIFIED IMMUNITY BAD: TOO MUCH FOR POLICY OFFICERS
  • QUALIFIED IMMUNITY BAD: DILUTES THE 4TH AMENDMENT
  • CIVIL LIABILITY GOOD: PROTECTS CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS
  • CIVIL LIABILITY GOOD: CHECKS POWER FOR KNOCK-KNOCK SEARCHES
  • 4 AMENDMENT SHOULD BE THE ONLY STANDARD
  • A/T: BALANCE IS CRITICAL IN THESE ISSUES
  • A/T: QUALIFIED IMMUNITY IS THE PREFERRED ALTERNATIVE TO ABSOLUTE IMMUNITY
  • A/T: QUALIFIED IMMUNITY PROTECTS REASONABLE ACTION
  • A/T: QI ONLY SHIELDS CIVIL LIABILITY
  • A/T: QI GOOD FOR ALLOWING COPS TO MAKE MISTAKES ON THE LAW
  • A/T: INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS OVER-DETERS POLICY

NEGATIVE

  • BALANCE REQUIRED: COURTS MUST BALANCE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS AND QUALIFIED IMMUNITY
  • BALANCE REQUIRED: QUALIFIED IMMUNITY REQUIRES LOOKING AT ALL CIRCUMSTANCES IN EACH INDIVIDUAL SITUATION
  • QUALIFIED IMMUNITY GOOD: FOUNDED IN FAIRNESS
  • QUALIFIED IMMUNITY GOOD: ALLOWS OFFICIALS TO DO THEIR JOBS WITHOUT HESITATION
  • QUALIFIED IMMUNITY GOOD: PROTECTS OFFICERS THAT RISK THEIR LIVES EVERY DAY
  • QUALIFIED IMMUNITY GOOD: TIPPING SCALES TOWARDS INDIVIDUALS RIGHTS WILL CREATING A CHILLING EFFECT
  • QUALIFIED IMMUNITY GOOD: RECOGNIZES THE SPLIT-SECOND DECISIONS OF POLICE
  • QUALIFIED IMMUNITY GOOD: RECOGNIZES THAT IT IS UNFAIR TO HOLD OFFICIALS ACCOUNTABLE FOR DOING THEIR DUTIES
  • QUALIFIED IMMUNITY GOOD: DOESN’T PROTECT THOSE THAT KNOWINGLY VIOLATE THE LAW
  • QUALIFIED IMMUNITY GOOD: DOESN’T PROTECT INCOMPETENCE
  • QUALIFIED IMMUNITY GOOD: PROVIDES A BRIGHT LINE FOR POLICE TO FOLLOW
  • QUALIFIED IMMUNITY GOOD: SETS UP BROAD LINES TO GUIDE CONDUCT
  • QUALIFIED IMMUNITY GOOD: IT IS THE LEGAL ALTERNATIVE TO ABSOLUTE IMMUNITY
  • QUALIFIED IMMUNITY GOOD: BETTER THAN THE GOOD FAITH STANDARD IT REPLACES
  • QUALIFIED IMMUNITY GOOD: PROLIFERATION OF LAWSUITS JUSTIFIES USE
  • QUALIFIED IMMUNITY GOOD: PROTECTS THE GOVERNMENT AGAINST FRIVOLOUS LAWSUITS
  • QUALIFIED IMMUNITY GOOD: INCREASES COURT EFFICIENCY
  • A/T: QUALIFIED IMMUNITY CLAIMS BIASED TOWARDS OFFICIALS
  • A/T: QUALIFIED IMMUNITY SHIELDS POLICY FROM CRITICISM
  • A/T: QI HURTS PROTECTION OF RIGHTS

 


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