Students in the novice division may only run the affirmative plan given to everyone the B’More Debate Institute.
[The United States federal government should cap domestic CO2 emissions at 25-40% of 1990 levels by 2020 and establish an upstream cap & trade program that includes a tradable permits system to allocate CO2 emissions up to that level.]
They may modify the case (changing evidence, advantages, structure) as long as the plan remains the same. On the negative, novices may run any argument they want to.
We will have this policy in place in novice division only. Debaters in the JV and Varsity divisions will not have any restrictions on the affirmative or the negative at any time.