Clark Johnson Paradigm

Last changed 11/15 8:39A MST

A couple of thoughts before I address specific arguments

not a good idea to read disclosure theory in front of me unless some shenanigans happened before the round that you can prove, I will vote on it, but it will not be an enjoyable round for me.

If it’s important say it more than once, I don’t necessarily mean that you should just repeat yourself, but make the argument in more than one place with more than one application.

Highlighting should be able to be read - I think that your evidence should be highlighted in a way that makes at least some grammatical sense - this is kind of subjective but if its a true abomination of words slapped together I won't read around your highlighting to understand what you're trying to say.

I tend to find myself defaulting to a policymaker more often than not, but mostly due to a lack of framing of the round, start weighing impacts and explaining to me how I should be looking at the round as early as you can.

I would like to be on the email chain, I usually only bring my iPad with me so flashing will just mean I'll be calling for evidence which just slows down the decision clarkjohnson821@gmail.com

CX

T debates (and theory debates) are already very blippy, if you want me to evaluate it, slow down. I like it when teams use T strategically in other areas of the debate.

DA's: good spin > sepcific ev > generic ev. I like intuitive turns case arguments and I love when you can implicate the aff’s internal links and solvency using other parts of the disad. I think that

CP's: These are fine, I will only engage judge kick if you explicitly tell me to.

K’s: Not my speciality, as long as you approach the debate assuming I won’t understand your version of baudrillard we’ll probably be fine. 2nr (and 2nc to some extent) explanation of what the alt world would look like, how the alt solves the links to the aff, and how the alt solves the impacts are important to me, I find myself to be much more persuaded by neg teams that can do this well.

K affs v fw: I think your aff should in some way be related to the topic, my threshold for framework/T arguments will go down if you can't defend how you are directionally related, that's not to say though that you have to be, just that it will make it easier for you to win those debates.

K affs v k's: this is by far the debate that I have the least experience with, something that's really important to me in these debates is clarity of how the alt/aff functions and how it interacts with the links to your opponents argument, I tend to find myself being persuaded by detailed alt analysis

if you’ve noticed a common theme here, it’s that I think the alt debate is important

Theory: Default neg and reject the argument, you should give me reasons to do otherwise, don't expect me to vote on it if you don't slow down and explain your argument, most debaters spread blippy blocks that make it difficult to flow and evaluate, if the 2nr or 2ar want to go for theory in some form or fashion you're going to have to do a modicum of work, saying severance perms bad for 10 seconds at the top of your 2nr is not enough to get me to vote on it as long as the 2ar makes any sort of response.

Counterplans bad is probably not a reason to vote aff

LD

I don’t judge this event as often so I may lack a more nuanced understanding of how things function in LD compared to policy, but with that being said I’m open to however you want to do it, be it traditional or progressive. Your phil and theory debates are a little alien to me coming from how we approach similar arguments in policy, so if that’s what you think you’ll be going for in your 2ar or nr be super clear. Most of my thoughts about args in cx will color my analysis of the arguments you make in LD.

PF

I dont consider the time it takes for your opponents to provide you their evidence as prep time, and I don't think you need to take cx time for it either. If you can’t tell, I am primarily a policy judge and as such I probably have a higher standard for evidence quality and access than your average judge.

other than that I don't have strong opinions when it comes to what arguments you want to read as long as you justify them (read: impacts matter!)

im not familiar with pf norms when it comes to whether you should or shouldn’t answer opponents args in summary or 2nd constructive. And sometimes I feel like I’m inconsistent in trying to figure out and apply what they are in my rounds judging it. As such I will treat it as I would a cx round unless you tell me otherwise - new args can be made in first two speeches, summary should not be new args (but can if they are answering a new argument, ie 1st speaking team makes an argument that directly answers a new arg made by 2nd speakers in the last constructive speech) in terms of extensions through to ff I don't think that saying something in grand is enough for me to weigh it at the end of the debate if you dont extend it through your last speech.

I will probably call for evidence. If you paraphrase, expect me to not treat your evidence with the same level of veracity as someone citing specific parts of their cards.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas 12/6/2019 CCX Double Caddo Magnet KL Anderson KL Aff Aff on a 3-0
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas 12/6/2019 CCX R6 Princeton LR St. Mark's School of Texas SY Neg
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas 12/6/2019 CCX R5 Legacy YC Liberal Arts and Science MM Neg
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas 12/6/2019 CCX R4 Klein CA Kinkaid GM Neg
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas 12/6/2019 CCX R3 John H Guyer IM Cypress Woods PS Aff
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas 12/6/2019 NCX R1 Parkview Magnet CH John H Guyer AB Neg
ADA Fall Championship 11/23/2019 Nov R8 Boston College CG Liberty SV Neg Neg on a 3-0
ADA Fall Championship 11/23/2019 JV R6 Liberty CR George Mason BT Aff
ADA Fall Championship 11/23/2019 Nov R5 Emory LS Navy MP Aff
ADA Fall Championship 11/23/2019 Nov R4 Minnesota AM Mary Washington RU Aff
ADA Fall Championship 11/23/2019 Nov R3 Boston College CG Emory LG Aff
ADA Fall Championship 11/23/2019 JV R2 James Madison DO Liberty BC Neg
ADA Fall Championship 11/23/2019 JV R1 Liberty SW Central Florida LL Aff
64th Annual George R R Pflaum Debate Tournament 10/11/2019 OPEN R6 MOState VW UCO CH Neg
64th Annual George R R Pflaum Debate Tournament 10/11/2019 JV R5 UMKC BP K-State SM Aff
64th Annual George R R Pflaum Debate Tournament 10/11/2019 OPEN R3 Concordia KP Kansas BS Neg
64th Annual George R R Pflaum Debate Tournament 10/11/2019 JV R2 JCCC PW UTSA TM Neg
King Round Robin 3/29/2019 PFD Finals StrJes SD Blake JG Neg Neg on a 4-1
King Round Robin 3/29/2019 LDRR Quarte Newark Science OS Anderson SJ Neg Neg on a 2-1
King Round Robin 3/29/2019 LDRR R5 Newark Science OS Northland Christian JQ Aff Aff on a 2-0
King Round Robin 3/29/2019 LDRR R4 Independent NG Newark Science SB Aff Aff on a 2-0
King Round Robin 3/29/2019 LDRR R3 Anderson SJ Independent NG Aff Aff on a 2-0
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 JVCX Double Rowland Hall PB Isidore Newman FK Aff Aff on a 3-0
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 JVCX R4 George Washington AF Nevada Union WP Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 JVCX R3 Lynbrook LC Head Royce BS Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 JVCX R2 Hamilton JP College Prep KB Neg
University of Houston Cougar Classic 1/11/2019 VCX Oct LibArt CU Kinkai PP Aff Aff on a 3-0
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas 12/7/2018 NCX Quarte LC Anderson GB Westwood DS Aff Aff on a 2-1
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas 12/7/2018 NCX R3 Little Rock Central TG Heights EJ Aff
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas 12/7/2018 NCX R1 Westside YK LASA MW Neg
Bellaire Forensic Tournament 10/11/2018 CLD Semis Cameron Diao Neer Jain Neg Neg on a 3-0
Bellaire Forensic Tournament 10/11/2018 CPF Double Iyer & Pingale Spall & Zhen Neg
Bellaire Forensic Tournament 10/11/2018 CPF R6 Weiland & Carlile Miller & Kurapati Aff
Bellaire Forensic Tournament 10/11/2018 CPF R6 Ogata & Rajagopalan Brinkmann & Jayasundera Aff
Bellaire Forensic Tournament 10/11/2018 CLD R5 Kalina Peneva Joe Mundell Aff
Bellaire Forensic Tournament 10/11/2018 CLD R5 Favian Sun Camille Ofulue Aff
Bellaire Forensic Tournament 10/11/2018 CPF R4 John & Rao Baer & Baer Aff
Bellaire Forensic Tournament 10/11/2018 CPF R3 Satish & Deutz Chen & Ali Aff
Bellaire Forensic Tournament 10/11/2018 CPF R2 Gaddam & Singh Suresh & Eappen Aff
Bellaire Forensic Tournament 10/11/2018 CPF R2 Blanton & Dubey Curry & Dupre Neg
Bellaire Forensic Tournament 10/11/2018 CLD R1 Justin Hung David Herrera Neg
Bellaire Forensic Tournament 10/11/2018 CLD R1 Jett Poskey Manu Malladi Aff
University of Houston Cougar Classic 1/12/2018 VCX Quar Hendri GS LibArt AV Neg Neg on a 3-0
University of Houston Cougar Classic 1/12/2018 VCX Oct KatTay BK Kinkai SP Aff Aff on a 3-0
University of Houston Cougar Classic 1/6/2017 VCX Oct Lindal DT Aff Aff on a 2-0
University of Houston Cougar Classic 1/6/2017 VCX R5 BarHil GM Dulles YR Neg
University of Houston Cougar Classic 1/6/2017 VPF R4 Woodla HS SteF. PJ Neg
University of Houston Cougar Classic 1/6/2017 VCX R3 LibArt MS Reagan SS Aff
University of Houston Cougar Classic 1/6/2017 VCX R2 Kinkai SP Neg
University of Houston Cougar Classic 1/6/2017 VCX R1 HouMem DM
Isidore Newman School Invitational 12/9/2016 NovCX R5 Benton DL Parkview AH Aff
Isidore Newman School Invitational 12/9/2016 NovCX R4 Ruston MP Caddo Magnet PS Aff
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin 12/2/2016 NCX Octos Hendri CD CadMid BK Aff
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin 12/2/2016 CCX R4 JacC. CM Corona CP Aff
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin 12/2/2016 CCX R2 Westwo AV Ennis PC Aff
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin 12/2/2016 CCX R1 JesCP VL CadMag PC Aff
Great Communicator Online Debate Tournament 5/21/2016 Open Rd 4 Baysid Ty Kannegieter Thache Max Sondland Neg
Great Communicator Online Debate Tournament 5/21/2016 Open Rd 3 Westwo Abby Grifno CenHS Terra Maslak Aff
Great Communicator Online Debate Tournament 5/21/2016 Open Rd 2 SacHea Callie Freeman Libert Jihad Esmail Neg
Great Communicator Online Debate Tournament 5/21/2016 Open Rd 1 Carter Abigail Carter MarCar Sydney Rabara Aff
Cougar Classic New Year Swing at Houston 1/8/2016 VCXUH Oct LibArt AV Hendri BS Neg Neg on a 2-1
Cougar Classic New Year Swing at Houston 1/8/2016 VCXUH Round KatTay KX Crosby FN Aff
Cougar Classic New Year Swing at Houston 1/8/2016 VCXUH Round KatTay GJ EasAca GS Aff
Cougar Classic New Year Swing at Houston 1/8/2016 VcxDb R3 Crosby FN Westside PW Aff
Cougar Classic New Year Swing at Houston 1/8/2016 VCXUH Round Hendri BS Crosby BT Aff
Houston Scrimmage 10/24/2015 Nov R3 Housto Lambert & Yamba UTSan Alanis & House Neg
Houston Scrimmage 10/24/2015 Nov R2 FloSta Aparisi'Franca & Flagg Housto Morales & Khallaf Neg
Cougar Classic 1/2/2015 VCX Round KatTay XX Lafaye SJ Aff
Cougar Classic 1/2/2015 VCX Round CleLak KV KatTay JG Aff
Cougar Classic 1/2/2015 VCX Round KatTay IK Lindal DS Aff
Cougar Classic 1/2/2015 VCX Round Elkins PP KatTay BK Neg