Does plea bargaining undermine the criminal justice system was the topic argued at the first Minnesota Public Forum State Tournament.
Miles Norman and Emily Dallager of Eagan High School defeated Eastview's Allie Johnson & Steven Albers 5-0 to win the public forum tournament. Norman and Dallager's argument of how plea bargaining does not undermines the United States criminal justice system followed nine rounds of debate over two days. Eagan's championship will be shared with two other teams that finished in the quarter-final round. Other quarter-finalists were Eastview and St. Francis. St. Paul Academy and Summit School finished with both semi-final teams.
Norman and Dallager emerged as champions after two days of debate that included 54 students from 16 schools.