Topical Articles of the Week [2/21] Vote for 2/28's topic!
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Author:  willmalson [ Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:32 am ]
Post subject:  Topical Articles of the Week [2/21] Vote for 2/28's topic!

Updated 2/21 - Next week is up for a vote! see post below.
Original Purpose of Thread
Hello, friends.

When I judge a debate round, I always write my email on the ballot with a note that tells the competitors to email me with article requests (even if it's just "can you search for CJS on jstor"). As you know, I created the Evidence Requests a few years ago, and now fulfill requests along with other people that have been doing so from the beginning. I also exchange emails with a number of competitors; however, I will attach articles to the email, and nobody else gets to benefit from them; no one else even knows to ask for that article.

I thought I'd combine these two ideas - specific requests, and topical articles - and came up with this.

Every Tuesday (or every other Tuesday, depending on how many people watch this/request articles on a given topic), I'll post download links (mediafire) to several articles on a specific topic (or two). Why Tuesday, you ask? Because I leave my Tuesday afternoons free. Convenience.

Without further ado, I give you...

Week 1: Fines & Pleas and Rights.
Week 2: CAF.
Week 3: Exonerations.

Oversized Article of the Week (updated 2/21)
Invalid Forensic Science Testimony and Wrongful Convictions [See Exonerations]

Consequences of Supreme Court Decisions Upholding Individual Constitutional Rights

Fine and Day Fines

Prison Times, Fines, and Federal White-Collar Criminals: The Anatomy of a Racial Disparity

Fines and Community Protection in Springfield, Illinois

Fines and Fining. An Evaluation

Fines, Imprisonment, and the Poor: “Thirty Dollars or Thirty Days”

Pleas and Rights
The Supreme Court, 1969 Term
Fascinating article. Read the first two pages and you’ll be hooked. I think this would make for a terrific case.

The Guilty Plea as a Waiver of "Present but Unknowable" Constitutional Rights: The Aftermath of the "Brady" Trilogy

Away from Waiver: A Rationale for the Forfeiture of Constitutional Rights in Criminal Procedure

Pleas of Guilty and the Loss of Constitutional Rights: The Current Price of Pleading Guilty

Fining the Indigent

The Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act of 2000 and the Prospects for Federal Sentencing Reform

Narrowing the Scope of Civil Drug Forfeiture: Section 881, Substantial Connection and the Eighth Amendment

Asset Forfeiture, Burdens of Proof and the War on Drugs

Asset Forfeiture and Third Party Rights: The Need for Further Law Reform

Civil Forfeiture, Warrantless Property Seizures, and the Fourth Amendment

Hoisted by Their Own Petard: Adverse Inferences in Civil Forfeiture

Congressional Reform of Civil Forfeiture: Punishing Criminals Yet Protecting Property Owners

Access to Justice and Civil Forfeiture Reform: Providing Lawyers for the Poor and Recapturing Forfeited Assets for Impoverished Communities

Rethinking "In Rem": The Supreme Court's New (And Misguided) Approach to Civil Forfeiture

Redrawing the Criminal-Civil Boundary

Civil Due Process, Criminal Due Process

Inefficiency and Abuse of Process in Banking Regulation: Asset Seizures, Law Firms, and the RICOization of Banking Law

A View to a Kill

Illinois Death Penalty Reform: How It Happened, What It Promises

Invalid Forensic Science Testimony and Wrongful Convictions

The Fight for Post-Conviction DNA Testing Is Not Yet over: An Analysis of the Eight Remaining "Holdout States" and Suggestions for Strategies to Bring Vital Relief to the Wrongfully Convicted

Eyewitness Evidence: Improving Its Probative Value

Judging Innocence

Innocents Convicted: An Empirically Justified Factual Wrongful Conviction Rate

Proven Guilty: An Examination of the Penalty-Free World of Post-Conviction DNA Testing

Exonerations in the United States 1989 through 2003

Requests / Email List
  1. To request an article, please send me an email to "malsonw[at]xavier[dot]edu" with a link to the article OR the title, author, and date.
  2. To suggest a topic for next time, please PM me your idea. You can also include a rough outline of the case you're trying to acquire evidence against.
  3. If you'd like to receive an email each time this thread is updated (Max is 1 per week, obviously), please PM me your email address.

Author:  willmalson [ Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:49 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Topical Articles of the Week

Updated 2/14

This week's topic is CAF. (I haven't heard what cases are popular, but the majority of requests were for CAF, so that's what I looked for this time.)

Next week is Exonerations.

Author:  Zealous1 [ Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Topical Articles of the Week

Thanks for doing this, it's pretty awesome!

Author:  King Downing [ Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:50 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Topical Articles of the Week

Sick dude. This is awesome.

Author:  willmalson [ Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:50 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Topical Articles of the Week [Updated 2/21]

Updated 2/21

This week's topic is Exonerations. The majority is probably affirmative evidence, but I scanned through a couple of these and there's plenty of negative material (applications, examples, etc).

Please vote for what you would like to see next week.
Here are the options:

1. CON - Federal Compulsory Electronic Recordings Act (I need a flow or negative areas of attack before I do this one.)
2. CON - Equal Protection (Same. I don't know the case. Need a flow)
3. PRO - Mandatory Minimums

Send me a PM with your vote. The subject should have your choice. In the body, include a flow or a brief description of how you attack that particular case.
Subject: PRO - Mandatory Minimums
Body: Possible avenue of attack: argue that giving judges the power to decide the length or severity of the sentence makes the system unjust (favoritism; emotionally compromised; etc).

Author:  willmalson [ Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:54 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Topical Articles of the Week [2/21] Vote for 2/28's topi

Unfortunately I can't continue to do this; I've just started working full-time (as well as attending school full-time). If someone has the time to do this, please do.

Author:  thephfactor [ Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:07 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Topical Articles of the Week

I would be willing to attempt a resuscitation of this thread, if y'all would be so kind as to submit topic ideas...

Author:  _TakenUsername_ [ Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:03 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Topical Articles of the Week [2/21] Vote for 2/28's topi

Peacekeepers NEG would be useful too. >__>

Author:  thephfactor [ Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:26 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Topical Articles of the Week [2/21] Vote for 2/28's topi

Could one of you PM me a basic flow or outline of your typical Peacekeeper case?

Author:  jonathan070394j [ Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:50 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Topical Articles of the Week [2/21] Vote for 2/28's topi

Masked Midnight wrote:
_TakenUsername_ wrote:
Peacekeepers NEG would be useful too. >__>

That's kind of what I meant with the "Peacekeepers PRO". The case abolishes the peacekeepers; we would need evidence on why they are useful. :)
Did you guys not look at the Abolish Peacekeeping Thread?? lol
jonathan070394j wrote:
Free evidence!! (well, you still have to cut it.) You should find them somewhere in these articles. ... _CT284.pdf

Author:  _idontknow_ [ Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:49 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Topical Articles of the Week [2/21] Vote for 2/28's topi

This needs to be continued for the Federal Election Topic year.

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