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The Rights of the Victim should take precedence over the rights of the accused in felony cases

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 11/24/2008 Category: Politics
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 1,511 times Debate No: 6035
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LightC

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Well, my opponent has not warranted his case, thus any new arguments from my opponent is null and void. If he tries to make any new arguments in the following rounds, drop them.

[Case]

I affirm: The Rights of the Victim should take precedence over the rights of the accused in felony cases

For analysis of the resolution I offer the following observations:

1. The question in the resolution is not over the presumption of innocence. The resolution is questioning the prioritization of rights.
2. A felony case is different then a misdemeanor case. Therefore, we are talking about egregious crimes, such as rape, murder, kidnapping.

Value: Justice
Value Criterion: Maintaining Culpability

Justification: A value of justice is implied in the resolution since we are discussing punishment and rights in a court system. Thus, that legal system ought to be just. Maintaining Culpability achieves justice because the only way to properly allocate due is to make a distinction between the legally innocent and legally culpable. If there was no distinction, then justice could not be allocated, and thus there would be no need for a legal system.

Contention I: Prioritizing Rights

When rights come into conflict it is an obligation of any legal system to prioritize the rights of the victim/innocent over the culpable. If the legal system does not prioritize these rights first, then the government has created equality between the culpable and innocent. From this act, there is no legal or moral distinction between the two, thus there is no need for a legal system.
Debate Round No. 1
nsoccer23

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nsoccer23 forfeited this round.
LightC

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Extend my arguments for the round.
Debate Round No. 2
nsoccer23

Con

nsoccer23 forfeited this round.
LightC

Pro

Extend my arguments
Debate Round No. 3
nsoccer23

Con

Sorry i was on the wrong side. i posted a new debate with myself on the affirmitive.
LightC

Pro

Ok, thats fine. Anyway, extend for the enitre debate then
Debate Round No. 4
nsoccer23

Con

i don't read scripts the scripts read me.
-Kirk Lazarus
LightC

Pro

lol, ok extend
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by Igor 8 years ago
Igor
"Ok, thats fine. Anyway, extend for the enitre debate then"...lmao kevin
Posted by elgeibo 8 years ago
elgeibo
So, you want someone to argue that a person is guilty until proven innocent?
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Vote Placed by RoyLatham 8 years ago
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