Remember debating is not about who is right or wrong, but who can express their ideas in a professional manner using current evidence and a thorough understanding of the issue.
Some potential topics for this week include:
- Review this source and use it as background for a debate titled “Do Regulations Work?”.
- Federal Regulation of Lobbying Act of 1946 Is Ineffective www.gao.gov/products/T-GGD-91-56
- Recent judicial or legislative reform or the results of the implementation of a particular reform from the state or federal level.
- Changes in the power structure of Congress from a committee standpoint. This could include the transfer of power based on a change in the leadership in certain committees.
- The recent actions of interest groups and the effect on the legislative agenda of Congress.
- In July 2009, the first case of cyberbullying made headlines as a federal judge threw out the case from a lower court. Prosecutors in St. Louis contended that their ruling was correct and that the federal judge was out to “make a name for himself.” This new form of bullying resulted in the death of a 13-year-old girl. What is the constitutional background in cases such as this?