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CO_LEGITIMACY_DA - Court Legitimacy DA 1 Dartmouth 2K9...

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Court Legitimacy DA Dartmouth 2K9 1 COURTS LEGITIMACY DA COURTS LEGITIMACY DA .............................................................................................................................. 1 **Legitimacy 1NC** .............................................................................................................................................. 3 Court Legitimacy – 1NC (1/2) ............................................................................................................................... 4 **UNIQUENESS** ................................................................................................................................................ 6 2NC Uniqueness Wall (1/3) ................................................................................................................................... 7 Legitimacy High Now – Union Ruling ............................................................................................................... 10 Legitimacy High Now - On Brink ....................................................................................................................... 11 Sotomayor upholds precedent .......................................................................................................................... 12 **LINKS** ........................................................................................................................................................... 13 ............................................................................................................................................................................... 13 Overrule Controversial - Congress .................................................................................................................... 14 Overrule Controversial – Congress and Public ................................................................................................ 15 Overrule Tanks Legitimacy ................................................................................................................................ 16 Overrule Tanks Legitimacy - Politicization ...................................................................................................... 17 Judicial Activism Controversial ......................................................................................................................... 18 Abortion Controversial (1/3) ............................................................................................................................... 19 Immigration Controversial ................................................................................................................................. 22 Prisons Controversial (1/2) .................................................................................................................................. 23 International Law ............................................................................................................................................... 25 Basing decisions on international law is contrary to the US constitution- hurts legitimacy. ....................... 25 Activism ............................................................................................................................................................... 26 Federalism Controversial .................................................................................................................................... 27 ***Internal Links*** ........................................................................................................................................... 28 Legitimacy – Public Opinion Key ....................................................................................................................... 29 Decisions – Political Environment ...................................................................................................................... 30 Decisions – Public Opinion .................................................................................................................................. 31 Legitimacy – Political Issues & Public Key ....................................................................................................... 32 Unpopular Decisions Kill Legitimacy ................................................................................................................ 33 Unpopular Decisions Kill Legitimacy ................................................................................................................ 34 Unpopular Decisions Kill Legitimacy ................................................................................................................ 35 1
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Court Legitimacy DA Dartmouth 2K9 2 Unpopular Decisions Kill Legitimacy ................................................................................................................ 36 AT: No Court Perception .................................................................................................................................... 37 AT: No Court Perception .................................................................................................................................... 38 **IMPACTS** ..................................................................................................................................................... 39 Rule of Law Ext .................................................................................................................................................... 40 Rule of Law Ext – Legitimacy Key .................................................................................................................... 41 Rights/ Liberty Module ....................................................................................................................................... 42 Terrorism Module ................................................................................................................................................ 43 Constitution Module ............................................................................................................................................ 44 Warming Module ................................................................................................................................................. 45 Democracy EXT (1/2) .......................................................................................................................................... 46 Democide impact .................................................................................................................................................. 48 Dmocracy Impacts – Extinction ........................................................................................................................ 49 **AFF** ................................................................................................................................................................ 51 No Court Perception ............................................................................................................................................ 52 No Court Perception ............................................................................................................................................ 53 No Court Perception – Zero Public Opinion Influence .................................................................................... 54 Mondak Concludes Aff ....................................................................................................................................... 55 ............................................................................................................................................................................... 55 Legitimacy Decreasing ........................................................................................................................................ 56 Legitimacy Undermined ..................................................................................................................................... 57 Controversial Decisions ....................................................................................................................................... 58 Controversial Decisions- Legitimacy .................................................................................................................. 59 Legitimacy Not Affected By Controversy ......................................................................................................... 60 Legitimacy Not Affected By Controversy .......................................................................................................... 61 2
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Court Legitimacy DA Dartmouth 2K9 4 Court Legitimacy – 1NC (1/2) A. The court’s decision to uphold the voting rights act in a narrow ruling resulted in legitimacy Los Angeles Times 6/23 (The LA times “Voting Rights Act is upheld ;The Supreme Court leaves safeguards intact while allowing some municipalities to seek exemptions. June 23, 2009 Lexis) The historic Voting Rights Act -- the 1965 law that ended a century of racial discrimination at the ballot box and gave blacks a political voice across the South -- survived a strong challenge at the Supreme Court on Monday as justices pulled back from a widely anticipated decision to strike down a key part of the law as outdated and unfair to today's South. Instead, the justices agreed to narrow the law's impact by allowing municipalities with a clean record to seek an exemption. Though the court sided with the Texas water district that brought the case, its 8-1 decision preserved the core of the Voting Rights Act, including its special scrutiny for any changes in election rules by Southern states. The ruling also protected the Roberts court from charges of conservative "judicial activism" in its refusal to tamper with an act of Congress, a often sensitive procedure fraught with political risk. Monday's decision, considered among the most
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