Margo Batha Paradigm

Last changed 10/28 9:30P MDT

Policy Paradigm:

I am a policy maker/stock issues judge. If I am going to vote affirmative, it is going to be because the affirmative team presents a clear case that maintains all of the stock issues throughout the debate round. If I am going to vote negative, it is going to be because the negative team has taken out one or more of the stock issues or has presented a counter plan with a clear net benefit. I believe that all three elements of rhetoric – ethos, pathos, and logos – should be evaluated equally, and as a result, I will weigh your speaking ability equally against logic and evidence. I value strong analytical argumentation, clear links in your logic and clash in debate. While I will listen to K, I expect links to the stock issues at hand. The current trend of not valuing flow because you've flashed evidence is extremely problematic for me. If you drop arguments because of your unwillingness to actually listen to your opponent, that will count you against in my evaluation of the round.

LD Paradigm:
I am a traditional LD judge. Even though I understand K's, counterplans, etc., I am not a fan of them in LD. Plan on referencing the philosophers and why your case offers the values and criterion needed to win the round. Clear speaking, not speed counts.
I am not a fan of speed but I can deal with it to a certain extent. Your analyticals and your tags must be clear or your speaker points will suffer accordingly. I will not tolerate rude, racist, or sexist behavior in the round. In my other life, I am a teacher of English and rhetoric.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas 12/7/2018 LD R3 Langham Creek NI LC Anderson KS Neg
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas 12/7/2018 LD R3 Stony Point RP Strake Jesuit College Prep ZD Neg
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas 12/7/2018 LD R2 Elkins KP Melissa DR Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R5 Union GL Durham BD Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R4 Elkins KP Chanhassen NW Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 NLD R5 Lone Peak EJ Meadows NS Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 NLD R4 McClintock EZ Red Mountain AC Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 NLD R4 American Heritage HS - Delray Beach NT Foothill JW Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 NLD R2 Hamilton SP Grantsville MD Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 NLD R2 La Cueva BY Foothill FM Neg
Arizona St Hugh Downs School of Human Comm Invitational 1/5/2017 NCX R4 Chandler Preparatory DS Hamilton LD Neg
Arizona St Hugh Downs School of Human Comm Invitational 1/5/2017 NCX R1 Presentation NG BASIS Chandler KB Aff
Southwest Championship at Arizona State 1/7/2016 NCX Semis BASIS Chandler MP Chandler Preparatory CS Aff Neg on a 2-1
Southwest Championship at Arizona State 1/7/2016 NCX Qrtrs Copper Hills LI Fullerton Union GK Neg Neg on a 3-0
Southwest Championship at Arizona State 1/7/2016 NCX R4 Oakwood School - North Hollywood JS Chandler TG Aff
Southwest Championship at Arizona State 1/7/2016 NCX R3 Chandler Preparatory CS Coronado HV Aff
Southwest Championship at Arizona State 1/7/2016 NCX R2 Kent Denver HT Fullerton Union GK Neg
Southwest Championship at Arizona State 1/7/2016 NCX R1 Green Valley FJ South Anchorage OW Aff
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin 12/4/2015 NCX Octos NorLam RT CroChr HS Aff Aff on a 3-0
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin 12/4/2015 NCX Rd 4 Midway UL HarSou ED Neg
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin 12/4/2015 NCX Rd 3 SanMar GB RobVel SS Neg
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin 12/4/2015 NCX Rd 2 Southw AL PinCre SC Neg
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin 12/4/2015 NCX Rd 1 Elkins PK Ennis CH Aff
Grapevine Classic 9/11/2015 PFD R5 Holy Cross SS Marcus CL Aff
Grapevine Classic 9/11/2015 PFD R4 Boca Raton Community MK Lake Highland Prep NB Aff
Grapevine Classic 9/11/2015 PFD R4 Geneva School of Boerne GM Union DF Aff
Southwest Championship at Arizona State 1/8/2015 NCX Qrtrs College Prep HC Hamilton AK Neg Aff on a 2-1
Southwest Championship at Arizona State 1/8/2015 PFD 3x Perry AG St Francis GR Neg Neg on a 3-0
Southwest Championship at Arizona State 1/8/2015 NCX R6 Chandler NL College Prep LM Aff
Southwest Championship at Arizona State 1/8/2015 NCX R3 Hamilton AK Desert Vista WA Aff
Southwest Championship at Arizona State 1/8/2015 NCX R2 Salpointe Catholic MK College Prep NP Neg
Southwest Championship at Arizona State 1/8/2015 NCX R1 College Prep DJ Sam Barlow RM Aff
Southwest Championship CXLD 1/9/2014 NCX Qrtrs Hamilton SS Chandler CN Neg Neg on a 3-0
Southwest Championship CXLD 1/9/2014 NCX Round BASIS Chandler KK Hamilton SS Neg
Southwest Championship CXLD 1/9/2014 NCX Round Copper Hills LW BASIS Chandler KN Neg
Southwest Championship CXLD 1/9/2014 NCX Round Chandler Preparatory PW Juan Diego Catholic DM Aff
Southwest Championship CXLD 1/9/2014 NCX Round Head Royce HC St Francis DS Aff
Southwest Championship CXLD 1/9/2014 VCX Round Bellarmine CP PR Dougherty Valley ZL Neg
Southwest Championship CXLD 1/11/2013 NCX Nov3 BASISChandlr KR Hamilton DJ Neg
Southwest Championship CXLD 1/11/2013 NCX Nov1 CatalinaFoot LL ChandlerPrep FT Neg