Tournament Update and 2020-2021 Civil Case Preview

Tournament Update and 2020-2021 Civil Case Preview

Apr. 19, 2020 - In another world, our community would be gathered in Chicago this weekend to crown our 2020 National Champion. Unfortunately, world events have put those plans on hold for now. AMTA continues to discuss and explore options for either the completion of the 2020 season and/or an alternative tournament to replace the NCT for this year, subject to ever changing state and federal guidelines for in-person events. AMTA is also aware that many academic institutions are currently evaluating their approach to Fall courses, and AMTA is continuing to monitor these developments closely. AMTA remains committed to providing ongoing opportunities for our community to compete in this event that we all love, and we hope everyone is remaining safe and healthy.

To encourage some sense of "normal" and per tradition, the Civil Case Committee has released a preview of the 2020-21 case problem:

A police detective with a vendetta investigates a local crime syndicate. To advance the investigation, the detective pushes a drug dealer to spy on the syndicate as a confidential informant (“CI”). The CI is later gunned down by the syndicate. The CI’s spouse has brought suit under the State-Created Danger Doctrine, alleging that the detective violated the CI’s rights by endangering—and then failing to protect—the CI.

AMTA currently plans to release the 2020-21 case problem on or before August 15, 2020, to all schools that have registered to compete in 2021. If you have any questions or concerns about the Civil Case, please contact the Civil Case Committee directly.

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