NPDL Fall Invitational

2021 — NSDA Campus, US

Motions

[Open Gov ballots - Open Opp ballots ; Novice Gov ballots - Novice Opp ballots]

Round 1
The USA should grant Puerto Rico Statehood.
[16-14 ; 3-1]

Round 2
This House would prioritize penalization of wage theft over theft of material goods.
[17-12 ; 2-2]

Round 3
The AUKUS (Trilateral security pact between Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States) submarine deal will do more harm than good.
[12-17 ; 2-2]

Round 4
Info Slide: Starting with newspapers in the late 1800s, and moving to radio, then television, and now the internet, the US has had a model of news, entertainment and other services provided for free (or nearly so) paid for by accompanying advertising.  This has various incentive effects on the companies that rely on advertising to fund their businesses.
Topic: This House regrets the “funded by advertising” model.
[13-16 ; 4-0]

Round 5
This House, as the US, would reward private hackers for effective retaliation against foreign hackers.
[16-13 ; 4-0]

Open Octos & Novice Semis
A. Voting should be done via blockchain.
B. This House would limit the Supreme Court’s ability to overturn acts of Congress.
C. This House would impose term limits on Supreme Court justices.

Open Quarters & Novice Finals
A. The United States should substantially regulate and limit Crypto Currency.   
B. The EU should ban anonymous financial transactions using Crypto Currency.  
C. This House regrets the rise of Crypto Currency.

Open Semis
A. NATO should admit Ukraine as a member state.
B. Following the death of Queen Elizabeth the British Imperial State Crown should not name another monarch of the of the British Empire.
C. This House, as Europe, would accept a Chinese takeover of Taiwan.

Open Finals
A. This House would limit all new technological patents to 15 years.
B. This House would forbid employers from penalizing employees for activities outside of work other than criminal activity.
C. The world would be better off if the USA nationalized Amazon corporation.

 

Elim Pairings

Open Octas

Gov. Washington Rhea Jain & Renee Diop VS Opp. Berkeley Rosie Bultman & Kai Teigen
Topic B

Gov. Piedmont Nathan Sturdivant & Cooper Downing VS Opp. Sequoia Owen Grandy & Julian Ward
Topic C

Gov. Troy Aryav Bajoria & Aryan Ray VS Opp. Campolindo Cathy Kenderski & Neha Ravikumar
Topic C

Gov. Granite Bay Frances Kassouni & Stuti Shelat VS Opp. Lowell Edward Pilotte & Tashi Gotlieb
Topic B

Gov. Bishop O'Dowd Joseph Wolmark & Ariana Trammell VS Opp. Campolindo April Mao & Ava Spalding
Topic B

Gov. Campolindo Lela Tolajian & Jake Young VS Opp. Stuyvesant Isaac Houts & Henry Bansbach
Topic A

Gov. Berkeley Jack Wilan & Adam Wilan VS Opp. Lowell Kenzo Yee & Daniel Uretskiy
Topic B

Gov. Irvington Shubha Vajragiri & Anjali Garg VS Opp. Los Altos Keira Chatwin & Maya Yung
Topic A

Open Quarters

Gov. Washington Rhea Jain & Renee Diop VS Opp. Sequoia Owen Grandy & Julian Ward
Topic C

Gov. Los Altos Keira Chatwin & Maya Yung VS Opp. Campolindo Lela Tolajian & Jake Young
Topic B

Gov. Berkeley Jack Wilan & Adam Wilan VS Opp. Campolindo Cathy Kenderski & Neha Ravikumar
Topic A

Gov. Granite Bay Frances Kassouni & Stuti Shelat VS Opp. Campolindo April Mao & Ava Spalding
Topic B

Open Semis

Gov. Los Altos Keira Chatwin & Maya Yung VS Opp. Campolindo Cathy Kenderski & Neha Ravikumar
Topic B

Gov. Washington Rhea Jain & Renee Diop VS Opp. Granite Bay Frances Kassouni & Stuti Shelat
Topic A

Open Finals

Gov. Granite Bay Frances Kassouni & Stuti Shelat VS Opp. Los Altos Keira Chatwin & Maya Yung
Topic C

Novice Semis

Gov. Ridgewood Ruth Fan & Joonho Oh VS Opp. Monta Vista Nikhil Chatterjee & Nishant Chatterjee
Topic C

Gov. Summit Saaniya Alangad & Isabella Diaz VS Opp. El Cerrito Henry Boreen & Artisan Jenkins
Topic B

Novice Finals

Gov. Ridgewood Ruth Fan & Joonho Oh VS Opp. Summit Saaniya Alangad & Isabella Diaz
Topic A