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Binghamton Speech & Debate

Proposition: Kirk Wu (San Marino High School) vs. Opposition: Kainuma Minami (Shorin Global)

Judge: S.R. Robinson (Unaffiliated)

Resolution: THBT: An overriding ethical obligation to protect and preserve extraterrestrial microbial life and ecosystems should be incorporated into international law.

  • Kirk Wu
    Kirk Wu

    Kainuma Minami
    Kainuma Minami
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    Posted at April 18, 2016 11:36:17PM EST by Kirk Wu



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    Posted at April 19, 2016 08:25:32AM EST by Kainuma Minami



    None available for this speech.

    Posted at April 21, 2016 03:23:18AM EST by Kirk Wu



    None available for this speech.


    This match has been completed. Show the Decision.

    Submitted at April 23, 2016 10:07:49AM EST by Joe Leeson-Schatz

    The decision is for the Proposition: Kirk Wu

    Reason for Decision:

    The opposition did not submit a closing video by the deadline, resulting in a forfeit.

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