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Consequentialism is rooted in traditional policy

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Consequentialism is rooted in traditional policy sequencing – this makes ableist violence inevitable in the world of the neg – they have conceded that ableism can only be challenged through rule-based ethics. This means you have to evaluate the round through the lens of deontology. 2. Ableism is the root cause of violence – therefore [impact] is inevitable 3. Discrimination debates are a prior question to extinction debates - probabilistics are important but not as urgent as tangible social issues– it becomes a truth test as to whether the aff is a good idea. Link outweighs the DA – the neg doesn’t actually prove that the aff links. The squo is already litigating climate policy. Movements are litigating climate policy now. Jha 2017 Ketan former law clerk at the U.S. EPA & Ph.D. candidate at Sussex Law School “Climate Litigation Needs to Become a Mass Movement” Slate 11/15 me_a_mass_movement.html Things are not going well for the Earth . It goes well beyond the Trump administration’s decision to eventually leave the Paris Agreement and Scott Pruitt’s purge of the Environmental Protection Agency’s scientific experts. Even non-American efforts to curb climate change aren’t going so well: Newly released data from the World Meteorological Organization reveal a record increase in average global concentrations of CO2 between 2015 and 2016. The United Nations Environment Programme recently issued its annual synthesis report on the emissions gap, which is the difference between country-specific plans and reductions suggested by scientific consensus. One of the salient findings is that domestic carbon-reduction policies for the 168 countries that have ratified the Paris Agreement amount to just one-third of what is necessary to limit global temperature rise to the Paris boundary of “well below 2 degrees Celsius.” At the same time, and perhaps in response , litigating to protect the climate is on the rise . If climate litigation is construed broadly , the past 20 years have seen 654 cases tried in the U nited S tates and at least 230 in other jurisdictions. Litigation is essential to remove legal barriers to progressive legislation. Keck 2009 Thomas Dep’t of Poly Sci Syracuse U “Beyond Backlash: Assessing the Impact of Judicial Decisions on LGBT Rights” Law & Society Review wiley online Even where advocates have relied primarily on legislative strategies, litigation has sometimes been necessary to remove legal barriers to such legislative change . For example, LGBT rights advocates have won statutory protections against employment discrimination in 20 states, along with similar protections in a number of local jurisdictions.
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