Izah Baird

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Paradigm Statement
Last changed 20 February 2021 1:13 AM PDT

I am a flow judge who debates in college policy and parli for MIT and BU. I am open to hearing all kinds of arguments. See below for specific guidance on arguments and conflicts.

Spreading: I am mildly hard of hearing and rely on some degree of lip reading to understand people so I ask that debaters not spread at their full capacity but just speak fast and I'll let you know if its getting hard to understand.

Signposting: please please please do it, when you're moving to a separate page or getting into links or impacts let me know so I can flow your argument as well as you have constructed it.

(Epistemology) Tabula Rasa: In general, yes. If you drop something on the premise that its absurd or untrue but don't let me know why I will not flow the arg your direction. I use conservative common sense theory in parli but am generally tabula rasa when it comes to what you can and can't drop without explaining.

--------------------------------specific questions and issues (all basically standard) ----------------------------

Theory and Kritiks: Love em in the right context. Standard form should be adhered to but please talk to me before round if you have specific questions or if you want to alert me about how you structure these args differently.

Neg Block Skew: some new off case and on case args in the neg block are valid unless 1AR collapses on theory. Egregious violations and skew will be noted on the ballot. Collapse in the Neg block.

Drops and Collapse: Don't drop important stuff w/o notification, collapse to your best/strongest args.

Presumption of fiat for policy resolutions: fiat grants agency of enactment and enforcement unless a specific issue is highlighted by neg (see: tabula rasa).

Monolithic plans/plan inclusive cp: valid (burden of disproof is on aff and moot args are valid in most cases)

Straight turns: if you run a disad and only offer defensive non-unique args and link turns a straight turn is valid and will be considered on the ballot, to ensure this is noted the opposing team should mention it in rebuttal and closing.

Topicality: sucks, but if someone is egregiously off-topic or skewing the topicality of the debate in some inherently harmful way you should make this arg for sure. Not a fan of topicality stock args if there isn't any specific atopical approach from a team tho (but of course i will abandon this bias to hear whatever debate occurs)

Offense/Defense: I vote on offensive arguments flowed through, if both teams only offer defensive arguments and rebuttals I will adhere to the least responded defense and largest defensive issues. Please do not make me vote on defense it is a messy game.

Anything else I can answer or clarify in the beginning of round! :)

Sexism, Racism, Homophobia, Ableism: no tolerance policy, if you engage in harmful behavior in round we will stop the debate and take it to tab. If your opponent is engaging in some kind of intolerance/harm that I do not notice (which may well be the case) let me know and we will stop the debate and take it to tab. If you are using microaggressions or coded harmful language in your arguments it will be reflected in the ballot.

Full Judging Record
Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
NPDL Tournament of Champions HS 2021-04-16 Parli Octo Nueva Jonker & Sachdev Washington Luo & Morales Gov Gov 3-0
NPDL Tournament of Champions HS 2021-04-16 Parli R5 Amity Independent Farbman & Paliwal Menlo-Atherton Agarwal & Deutch Gov
NPDL Tournament of Champions HS 2021-04-16 Parli R4 North Allegheny Naik & Shah New Roads Carlin & Haimes Gov
NPDL Tournament of Champions HS 2021-04-16 Parli R3 Nueva Sharma & Turner Washington Luo & Morales Opp
OSAA District 13 HS 2021-04-02 CX R1 AA 502 AB 502 Aff
Diana Vazquez Duque Invitational at Oregon City High School HS 2021-03-02 LDV R2 AT 412 AH 422 Aff
Diana Vazquez Duque Invitational at Oregon City High School HS 2021-03-02 LDV R1 AY 419 AF 431 Neg
Rose City Tournament HS 2021-02-24 CX R4 LakOsw 505 Lincol 506 Neg
North Oregon District Tournament HS 2021-02-20 CX Rd3 AB 103 AE 122 Aff
Judge Certifications
https://speechanddebate.org/judge-training
Cultural Competency

Judge attests they have taken the NFHS Cultural Competency Judge Training course. Required of all judges at NSDA tournaments.

Last Updated Feb 14 4:05 PM

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NSDA Nationals CX Paradigm Form

Questionnaire required of all Policy judges at the NSDA National Tournament, even if they have a written Tabroom paradigm.

Last Updated Feb 14 4:06 PM

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NSDA Nationals LD Paradigm Form

Questionnaire required of all LD judges at the NSDA National Tournament, even if they have a written Tabroom paradigm.

Last Updated Feb 14 4:08 PM