For this exercise you will be divided into 2 groups as noted below for a debate about the legality of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d112:h.r.03523:
One group will advocate for the legality of the Act and the other will advocate against it and detail why they feel it is unconstitutional. For each individual in the group to earn full credit, they must actively participate in the selection of the chief advocate, the discussion of the topic assigned and the preparation of the finalized letter to congress. This faculty reserves the right to allocate individual points earned for this assignment for team members who did not actively participate.
The links below are a good place to start learning more information about the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act:
- Select a chief advocate to post your group’s statement in the Main forum upon completion of the in group discussions. The selected ‘Chief Advocate’ will post a statement accepting the responsibility within the Main Forum as a response to the Week 8 Lobbying Congress Debate Assignments Thread by Week 8 Day 1.
- Discuss your assigned side of the debate ONLY WITHIN YOUR ASSIGNED GROUPS in the Chat forum.
- The group will construct a letter to congress with 350 words or more that presents your group’s argument for or against the constitutionality of the Act.