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Archive for December, 2010

Hello from Salt Lake City!

The Alta Silver & Black tournament is in full swing in Utah this weekend. The tournament has amazing hospitality, great competition, and is very well run. My students don’t debate the December topic because of finals, but I was lucky enough to come out as an additional driver and chaperone this weekend. I also learned something new that may have derailed healthy eating during my visit…

Red Vines are vegan!!!


What is Plea Bargaining?

Some helpful links to get you started on the January topic:

ExpertLaw Backgrounder on Plea Bargaining

An interesting book, this link takes you to a discussion about plea bargaining in Criminal Justice Ethics: Theory and Practice by Cyndi Banks.

Some Pros and Cons about Plea Bargaining from Larry J. Siegel’s Introduction to Criminal Justice textbook.

Finally, some possibly useful impacts to plea bargaining in Plea Bargaining’s Triumph: A History of Plea Bargaining in America by George Fisher.


Resolved: In the United States, plea bargaining undermines the criminal justice system.

Welp, let’s see how January plays out! Leaving for the first tournament in 15 days!