Jake Maxey Paradigm

Last changed 11/17 4:08P EDT

I am fairly new judge and find myself generally apathetic towards many things, as such I have very few strong opinions about most topics usually covered in these pages.

 

I debated for 4 years at Dexter High School and currently debate at Wayne State University

 

At Dexter I read exclusively traditional policy affs and at Wayne both traditional policy aff and more left affs.

 

I may make faces during the round that may either mean that I am not a fan of what you are doing or I am tired and cursing myself for getting out of bed that morning. Regardless don't let that deter you from "doin' you."

 

Short version:

Do whatever you want (there are exceptions dictated below), explain it well, tech over truth, and if both sides have similar qualities of evidence I default to spin.

 

Longer version:

As an important note to begin that while these opinions may influence how I perceive and think about the round, they are not the end of the discussion. I will do my best to evaluate the round as it happened based on my flow. Just do whatever it is that you want to do, your goal is to convince me that your line of argumentation is best and that as a result I should vote for you.

I tend to default to an Offense/Defense paradigm due to reasons of laziness, however I tend to think it is not a particularly useful way of thinking about things. A simplified version of what I think may be better is to consider risk. This involves a threshold where I think that sufficient defense can convince that something is just as likely not to happen as it is to happen. Slightly more bluntly, a reasonable to high risk of a non extinction event can outweigh a low to minuscule risk of extinction. This also means that with sufficient defense, a more nebulous ontological impact can outweigh even the aff's "seven extinctions."

 

Case -

Love big case debates - perhaps my favorite strategy while debating is the super specific case turn or the generic but classic impact turn - these debates show off your research, indepth topic/aff knowledge, and are super clash heavy. Pulling this off successfully is to me very impressive. For the aff - I expect y'all to understand the strategy of your aff - I am sure that you put together the 1ac the way you did for a reason, now use it throughout the rest of the debate. My single pet peeve on this front is when 2As just read a large block of text to extend their entire 1ac rather than taking the opportunity to point out strategic points like concessions or flow interactions/tricks - unless you are making good strategic arguments or nuances this overview extension is probably just on my flow as "extend 1ac." Other than that I assume that y'all will just be doing whatever it is you normally do so just do it well.

 

T v. USFG Plan Action -

I have not really judged many rounds where an attempt was made to turn T into a viable strategic option. In the instance that some attempt was made, it has been too surface level. Given that I haven't seen many of these debate really play out, I don't know exactly what I find compelling - I think that the impact portion of the T debate should be handled much like a disad. You have internal links to an impact based on an interpretation of a word/s of the resolution. This is basically always Fairness or Education in some form. K's of T are fine is handled along the lines of my other thoughts on Kritiks. In this instance though a way I am probably more persuaded by an explanation of how the Kritik of their interpretation affects their Fairness and Education claims.

 

Also here are one of the above exceptions to the "Do whatever you want" rule - NEVER attempt to make T a RVI (you smirk, you laugh, but enough have tried it in front of me that I feel the need to mention this), the aff has the burden to prove that they are topical is the neg brings it up - I am leaning toward the not even requiring negs to answer it - you will lose speaks, end of discussion.

 

T v. Not USFG Plan Action -

Similar story as above but I tend to err aff as most neg teams seem to be too whiny or simply lack sufficient defense to aff offense - I find that the most compelling args have to do with policy simulation (not roleplay) good and am potentially willing to buy a big fairness push if it moves beyond the usual tagline "but it is unpredictable and makes it impossible to be neg," this will also require that you answer any access arguments the aff may have. Agonism based Framework arguments are also becoming something that I tend to agree with, but I am still trying to organize my thoughts about this.

In the instance that the aff chooses to K the negs interp, I simply ask that you impact it in a way that makes sense for a procedural question of "whether this debate ought to have occurred." (Yes obvious, but again teams have read them and never explained why it actually answers the negs interp).

 

Ks -

I have begun to enjoy these debates more now that I am out of high school - I still am not a perfect judge for these debates given that I am not super well read in the various literature - I do know some of it, but it would be better if you assume that I don't get it and then explain arguments rather than blast through with buzz words and other jargon. I tend to think that the neg is well suited by using specific parts of the aff speeches and evidence to help their link/impact story. Framework is very important for both sides, I am lazy, so with out it I find that I default to "well extinction is super bad and stuff." I also can be fairly easily convinced that the K doesn't need to prove that it solves all of the real world issues of X but that it is a better understanding of X and proves that the aff doesn't access said good stuff thus the aff should lose.

 

DAs -

Super awesome - I think the Link and Internal Link are the most important and often under-utilized part of the debate (I have certainly been guilty of this myself). Not much else to say, I think.

 

CPs -

Also pretty great - I tend to think that most CPs are fine, this however depends on the topic/aff. CPs like Word PICs and the "Do the aff minus 1 person/penny" are also usually stupid/probably illegitimate. Specific literature goes a long way toward proving CP legitimacy in my mind, at least in terms of Consult and Conditions CPs. In terms of other sorts of questionably legitimate CPs I don't really have many thoughts but in general the further away from aff/topic specific literature the more accepting of aff theory/perm legitimacy I become.

In terms of competition I don't have a ton of thoughts assuming for all other intents and purposes that the CP is legitimate. I think that it is burden of the neg to prove a meaningful opportunity cost to voting aff, which means y'all definitely have to win something more than just a nebulous "solves enough of the aff and I guess makes a sad child slight less sad."

 

Theory -

I think one or two conditional options are acceptable, any more and I am more receptive to theory arguments. This is magnified if they contradict. Most theory arguments are reasons to reject the argument or a justification for some other potentially objectionable argument. However conditionality is always a reason to reject the team, the "reject the arg not the team" is nonsensical to me.

 

Misc -

I really don't want to be at all responsible for timing anything - time yourselves, be honest, I will be upset if have to find a timer or use my phone's timer (it kind of sucks)

 

Ethics stuff - less serious, stealing prep, first time it is a warning then it comes out of your prep time (which the other team gets to time) and hurts your speaks - more serious, clipping and the like, I will not tape nor call you out on it. If the other team thinks you clipping they can challenge you on it, I will stop the round and ask for a recording and speech doc to determine the validity of the challenge. If I think that you are clipping (consistent, lines - not just you didn't say a word like "a") you will lose the round and recieve zero speaker points, and vis-versa if I think that you are not clipping.

 

Offensive actions or language or any other type of harassment will also not be policed by myself but the other team may ask to stop the round to address it. It can/should be remedied (in terms of the ballot) with an apology (also assuming it was not intentional/severity) - if the language continues then you may face consequences depending on severity of the action/language.

 

Be nice (or at least professional/courteous toward your partner and opponents), be smart, and have fun.

 

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
MIFA Debate State Finals 12/13/2019 DPolNR Final CasTec UM Loyola CC Neg Neg on a 2-1
MIFA Debate State Finals 12/13/2019 MPolNv Final Groves LL HHDow CT Neg Aff on a 2-1
MIFA Debate State Finals 12/13/2019 DPolVa Final U CR CodMed BT Aff Aff on a 2-1
MIFA Debate State Finals 12/13/2019 DPolJV R4 U BB Loyola CB Neg
MIFA Debate State Finals 12/13/2019 DPolNR R2 CristoRey TL PadPio KFr Neg
MIFA Debate State Finals 12/13/2019 DPolVa R1 CasTec FM DSA KM Neg
Michigan District Tournament 2/2/2019 PF R5 Saline HI Cranbrook SK Neg Neg on a 3-0
Michigan District Tournament 2/2/2019 PF R3 Cranbrook RZ Saline BN Aff Aff on a 3-0
MIFA Debate State Finals 12/14/2018 V POL Vpol2 Traverse City Central ST Wylie E. Groves BR Neg
Spartan Classic at MSU 11/30/2018 O Quarte H.H. Dow Shamamian & Wang Niles West Patel & Shah Neg Neg on a 3-0
Spartan Classic at MSU 11/30/2018 O R5 Okemos Srinatha & Chen St. John's Jesuit Shabazz & Wagner Aff
Spartan Classic at MSU 11/30/2018 O R4 Grand Rapids City Gavriliuc & Himebaugh Okemos Mujtaba & Van Hof Aff
Spartan Classic at MSU 11/30/2018 O R3 Cody Medicine and Health Mcclendon Niles West Patel & Shah Neg
Spartan Classic at MSU 11/30/2018 O R2 Traverse City Central Huschke & O'Donnell Okemos Nukala & Ravipati Aff
Spartan Classic at MSU 11/30/2018 O R1 Niles West Bennett & Bat-erdene H.H. Dow Dhar & Vercellino Aff
Groves Falcon Invitational 11/2/2018 NVP R5 H.H. Dow BW Okemos NV Aff
Groves Falcon Invitational 11/2/2018 VP R4 Traverse City Central OF Okemos LV Neg
Groves Falcon Invitational 11/2/2018 VP R3 Traverse City Central TS Okemos CN Aff
Groves Falcon Invitational 11/2/2018 VP R2 H.H. Dow RW Traverse City Central HO Aff
Groves Falcon Invitational 11/2/2018 VP R1 H.H. Dow DV Okemos KR Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R7 Wylie E. Groves BR Wooster SW Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R6 Mamaroneck CL Lane Tech GK Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R5 New Trier RT Berkeley Prep ZS Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R4 Univ Of Chicago Lab NK New Trier LV Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R3 Whitney Young PM Lane Tech CG Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R2 Carrollton Sacred Heart AM Univ Of Chicago Lab LP Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R1 Whitney Young OM Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart AG Aff
Pappas Debate Invitational Wayne State 10/12/2018 PolOp SemiFi Wylie E. Groves BR H.H. Dow RW Aff Neg on a 2-1
Pappas Debate Invitational Wayne State 10/12/2018 PolNR R4 Mumford CM Detroit Cristo Rey HHM Aff
Pappas Debate Invitational Wayne State 10/12/2018 PolJV R3 University Prep CB H.H. Dow TV Neg
Pappas Debate Invitational Wayne State 10/12/2018 PolOp R2 Okemos MV Wylie E. Groves BR Neg
Pappas Debate Invitational Wayne State 10/12/2018 PolOp R1 H.H. Dow RW Traverse City Central OS Aff
West Bloomfield HS Invitational Tournament 9/29/2018 PolOp PR2 Okemos ZS Wylie E. Groves BR Neg
West Bloomfield HS Invitational Tournament 9/29/2018 PolOp PR1 Grand Rapids City DD H.H. Dow SV Neg
MIFA Debate State Finals 12/8/2017 N POL Semis Traverse City Central FO Okemos IV Neg Neg on a 3-0
MIFA Debate State Finals 12/8/2017 V POL Varsit Okemos LM West Bloomfield AB Aff Aff on a 2-0
MIFA Debate State Finals 12/8/2017 N POL Novice H.H. Dow PV Detroit Cristo Rey PS Aff
MIFA Debate State Finals 12/8/2017 V POL Varsit H.H. Dow DW Okemos RR Neg Neg on a 2-0
MIFA Debate State Finals 12/8/2017 V POL Varsit H.H. Dow MD Detroit Cristo Rey DG Aff Aff on a 2-0
Spartan Classic at MSU 12/1/2017 O Quarte H.H. Dow Shamamian & Wang Glenbrook North Doughty & Lamet Neg Neg on a 3-0
Spartan Classic at MSU 12/1/2017 O R3 Okemos Rathod & Rathod Glenbrook North Doughty & Lamet Aff
Spartan Classic at MSU 12/1/2017 O R2 Okemos Thompson H.H. Dow Martinez & Wang Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VCX R4 St. Vincent De Paul BP Barstow DT Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VCX R2 Whitney Young GP Polytechnic HW Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 11/1/2017 VCX R7 Hawken ML Whitney Young JT Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 11/1/2017 NCX R6 Glenbrook South SG New Trier DR Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 11/1/2017 VCX R3 Glenbrook South AK Northside CP RS Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 11/1/2017 NCX R1 Okemos IV Oak Park and River Forest SC Aff
Groves Falcon Invitational 10/27/2017 VP R7 H.H. Dow WW West Bloomfield AB Neg Neg on a 3-0
Groves Falcon Invitational 10/27/2017 VP R6 Okemos AM West Bloomfield AB Neg Neg on a 3-0
Groves Falcon Invitational 10/27/2017 VP R5 University Prep Science and Math HT University RV Aff
Groves Falcon Invitational 10/27/2017 VP R2 West Bloomfield AB Okemos SZ Aff
Groves Falcon Invitational 10/27/2017 NVP R1 Traverse City Central FO H.H. Dow PH Neg
West Bloomfield Debate Invitational 9/29/2017 PolOp R3 Okemos MA H.H. DowWW Neg
West Bloomfield Debate Invitational 9/29/2017 PolOp R2 Wylie E. GrovesSR H.H. DowDM Neg
West Bloomfield Debate Invitational 9/29/2017 PolOp R1 Wylie E. Groves BM H.H. DowSP Aff
Michigan Summer Institutes 8/1/2017 POL Double AFKKMM GH ValDMLWhit RV Aff Aff on a 3-0
Michigan Summer Institutes 8/1/2017 POL R6 FFRSV CK FFRSV DH Aff
Michigan Summer Institutes 8/1/2017 POL R5 McCaffrey/Zuckerman BT CFJ NW Aff
Michigan Summer Institutes 8/1/2017 POL R4 HJPPV FY Oddo/Walrath MM Aff
Michigan Summer Institutes 8/1/2017 POL R3 HJPPV EL Oddo/Walrath KL Aff
Michigan Summer Institutes 8/1/2017 POL R2 FFRSV JW BFHHR GrKr Neg
Michigan Summer Institutes 8/1/2017 POL R2 Oddo/Walrath LT BFHHR DK Neg
Michigan Summer Institutes 8/1/2017 POL R1 AFKKMM BG Munday/Tallungan BL Aff
MIFA Varsity Debate State Finals 17 1/6/2017 VPol R4 Wylie E. Groves AC Traverse City Central FM Neg Neg on a 2-0
MIFA Varsity Debate State Finals 17 1/6/2017 VPol R1 H.H. Dow DP Okemos RR Neg
2016 Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/19/2016 VCX R7 Pine Crest Preparatory TV Wayzata BH Aff
2016 Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/19/2016 VCX R6 Blake BO Maine East BL Aff
2016 Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/19/2016 VCX R5 Wayzata SH Walter Payton SW Neg
2016 Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/19/2016 VCX R4 Jones CP AN Union GR Neg
2016 Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/19/2016 VCX R3 Theodore Roosevelt AD Whitney M. Young Magnet FS Neg
2016 Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/19/2016 VCX R2 Westwood NG Northside HZ Aff
2016 Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/19/2016 VCX R1 North Broward Preparatory MR Kent Denver KK Neg
Dexter Delight 11/11/2016 PolOp R5 Wayland RW H.H. Dow GY Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/26/2016 VCX Double Wayzata MJ Baltimore City EY Neg Neg on a 3-0
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/26/2016 VCX R7 USN KW Niles West Be Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/26/2016 VCX R5 Traverse City Central FM Carrollton DP Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/26/2016 VCX R4 Cathedral Preparatory AC New Trier GN Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/26/2016 VCX R3 Wayzata SA Chattahoochee NJ Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/26/2016 VCX R2 Seaholm CP St Ignatius Cleveland NC Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/26/2016 VCX R1 Montgomery Bell HB Niles North SM Aff
Michigan National Debate Institute Summer Camp 7/28/2016 POL CBQtrs MS Harrington & Bradford PT Rengarajan & Yeddulaa Aff Aff on a 2-1
Michigan National Debate Institute Summer Camp 7/28/2016 POL Dubs AKKMM Horn & Xu BFHLR Baimes & Schuler Aff Aff on a 3-0
Michigan National Debate Institute Summer Camp 7/28/2016 POL R6 MS Nekritz & D'Agaro MP Kim & Mar Aff
Michigan National Debate Institute Summer Camp 7/28/2016 POL R4 HJPPV Lamet & Johnson CPPRW Jutzi & Zhang Aff
Michigan National Debate Institute Summer Camp 7/28/2016 POL R3 FFRSV Silverstein & Ye CPPRW Raghavan & Lu Neg
Michigan National Debate Institute Summer Camp 7/28/2016 POL R2 BH Kotler & Dike CPPRW Nelavelli & Urfailan Aff
Michigan National Debate Institute Summer Camp 7/28/2016 POL R1 MP Toth & Pinheiro MML Dasari & Williams Neg
MIFA Novice States 12/11/2015 NPol R7 HH Dow A Traverse City Central A Aff Aff on a 3-0
MIFA Novice States 12/11/2015 NPol R6 Traverse City Central A West Bloomfield A Aff Aff on a 2-1
MIFA Novice States 12/11/2015 NPol R4 Wylie E Groves A HH Dow A Neg
MIFA Novice States 12/11/2015 NPol R1 West Bloomfield A Wylie E Groves B Aff
Groves Falcon Invitational 11/13/2015 VP R8 H.H. Dow US Traverse City Central AF Aff Aff on a 2-1
Groves Falcon Invitational 11/13/2015 VP R7 Traverse City Central AF Seaholm LP Aff Aff on a 3-0
Groves Falcon Invitational 11/13/2015 VP R6 Seaholm LP West Bloomfield high school HW Aff Aff on a 3-0
Groves Falcon Invitational 11/13/2015 VP R5 West Bloomfield high school BZ H.H. Dow NP Neg
Groves Falcon Invitational 11/13/2015 VP R4 Oakwood HR West Bloomfield high school VP Neg
Groves Falcon Invitational 11/13/2015 VP R3 West Bloomfield high school HW Mona Shores TW Aff
Groves Falcon Invitational 11/13/2015 NVP R2 Traverse City Central MS Wylie E. Groves AC Aff
Groves Falcon Invitational 11/13/2015 VP R1 H.H. Dow US West Bloomfield high school AN Aff
University Prep Panther Classic 11/6/2015 OPN R7 WestBloom HH Portage Northern GP Aff Aff on a 3-0
University Prep Panther Classic 11/6/2015 OPN R6 Oakw WP WestBloom HH Neg Neg on a 3-0
University Prep Panther Classic 11/6/2015 OPN R5 Petoskey JE ArbPrep CL Aff
University Prep Panther Classic 11/6/2015 OPN R3 Portage Northern GP Okemos RZ Aff
University Prep Panther Classic 11/6/2015 OPN R2 Portage Northern SP Groves LW Neg
University Prep Panther Classic 11/6/2015 OPN R1 WestBloom HH Oakw WP Aff
University of Michigan HS Tournament 10/28/2015 VCX R7 Niles West NY Niles North OKS Aff
University of Michigan HS Tournament 10/28/2015 VCX R6 Blake NW Maine East H.S. PS Aff
University of Michigan HS Tournament 10/28/2015 VCX R5 Little Rock Central SC Glenbrook South MF Aff
University of Michigan HS Tournament 10/28/2015 VCX R4 Marist AV New Trier BK Neg
University of Michigan HS Tournament 10/28/2015 VCX R3 Bellarmine CP NF Pine Crest JV Neg
University of Michigan HS Tournament 10/28/2015 VCX R2 H.H. Dow MM Glenbrook South DS Neg
University of Michigan HS Tournament 10/28/2015 VCX R1 Whitney Young RJ H.H. Dow PD Aff
Michigan Summer Institute 8/4/2015 POL Dubs MAGS CK MAGS TT Neg Neg on a 3-0
Michigan Summer Institute 8/4/2015 POL R6 ZP Lucy-Mayra KM CA Aff
Michigan Summer Institute 8/4/2015 POL R5 BT Jack Josh KM KP Aff
Michigan Summer Institute 8/4/2015 POL R4 MAGS CP BEFJR CC Aff
Michigan Summer Institute 8/4/2015 POL R3 MAGS CK CFFP MS Aff
Michigan Summer Institute 8/4/2015 POL R2 CFFP SS MAGS IJ Neg
Michigan Summer Institute 8/4/2015 POL R1 ZP Alvin-Thomas Little Rock Central WW Neg
Michigan Summer Institute 8/5/2014 POL Dubs HJPV Kirby & Bajwa HJPV Trufanov & Lee Aff Aff on a 3-0
Michigan Summer Institute 8/5/2014 POL Round SS Jacobs & Wong GRAMS Chapkis & Neme-Micula Neg
Michigan Summer Institute 8/5/2014 POL Round HJPV Andrews & Cusick HJPV Tremblay & Gehraty Neg
Michigan Summer Institute 8/5/2014 POL Round CFJP Miles & Emily RT Abdus & Hannah Aff
Michigan Summer Institute 8/5/2014 POL Round HJPV McCallum & Schnall GRAMS Spector & Haas Neg
Michigan Summer Institute 8/5/2014 POL Round ClaBMW Caosun & Chang SS Navori & Fang Aff
Michigan Summer Institute 8/5/2014 POL Round GRAMS Roth & Bleiweiss HybKL Kovnick & Lessnick Aff