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LO Lab Dartmouth 2K9 Congress Updates 1 Congress 2nc Blocks Congress 2nc Blocks .................................................................................................................................................................................... 1 AT: Perm do both ......................................................................................................................................................................................... 2 AT: Perm do both ......................................................................................................................................................................................... 3 AT: Perm Do Both Shields the link ............................................................................................................................................................. 4 AT: Rollback ................................................................................................................................................................................................ 5 AT: Rollback ................................................................................................................................................................................................ 6 AT: Signing Statements (Courts and Politics) ............................................................................................................................................. 7 AT: Signing Statements (Courts DA) .......................................................................................................................................................... 8 AT: Signing Statements (Politics DA) ......................................................................................................................................................... 9 AT: No International Signal ....................................................................................................................................................................... 10 AT: Courts Are Depoliticized .................................................................................................................................................................... 11 AT: Judges Are Wiser ................................................................................................................................................................................ 12 AT: No Precedent ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 13 AT: Courts Key—Constitution .................................................................................................................................................................. 14 CP Solves the Aff (Social Change) ............................................................................................................................................................ 15 CP Solves the Aff (Abortion) .................................................................................................................................................................... 16 AT: Courts Key (Abortion) ........................................................................................................................................................................ 17 CP Solves the Aff (Legal Services) ........................................................................................................................................................... 18 CP Solves the Aff (Immigration) ............................................................................................................................................................... 19 CP Solves the Aff (Immigration) ............................................................................................................................................................... 20 Environment Net Benefit ........................................................................................................................................................................... 21 Democracy Net Benefit (1/2) ..................................................................................................................................................................... 22 Democracy Net Benefit (2/2) ..................................................................................................................................................................... 23 Last printed 1
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LO Lab Dartmouth 2K9 Congress Updates 2 AT: Perm do both 1. Perm still links to the disad because ____ 2. The courts cannot rule once legislation is in place. Watson 91 (Corey C. Watson, Northwestern Law Review, Fall 1991, “Mootness and the Constitution,” 86 Nw. U. L. Rev. 143, Lexis) A case becomes "moot" when "its factual or legal context changes in such a way that a justiciable question no longer is before the court. " n32 [*147] Defining mootness as the absence of a justiciable issue, however, merely raises the question of what is meant by the term "justiciability." n33 The Supreme Court has distinguished a justiciable controversy "from one that is academic or moot." n34 Accordingly, a justiciable controversy is one that is "definite and concrete, touching the legal relations of parties having adverse legal interests." n35 The controversy must be "real and substantial [,] . . . admitting of specific relief through a decree of a conclusive character, as distinguished from an opinion advising what the law would be upon a hypothetical state of facts ." n36 The rule that a court will not decide a moot case is recognized in virtually every American jurisdiction. n37 3. Acting together on issues discourages Congress from developing their own ideological interpretations and prevents congress from applying its own objective standards Devins, prof law William & Mary, 2000 (Neal Devins, Goodrich Law Professor and Lecturer in Government, College of William and Mary, 2000, University of Richmond Law Review, Summer, p. 363) [Dan Li] Another way in which "judicial overhang distorts what legislators say about the Constitution" is that legislative consideration of constitutional matters little more than an attempt by lawmakers to fit their statutes into preexisting Supreme Court doctrine . For example, tile House and Senate Judiciary Committees are understood to take constitutional interpretation seriously because they are keenly interested in whether the Court will uphold their actions , and are therefore willing to moderate the legislation they produce. In other words, rather than develop their own distinctive interpretive methodologies, lawmakers (when they talk about the Constitution) almost always mimic the Supreme Court.
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