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Black in White America (VHS)
no time est
- Instructional Video
Originally produced for television broadcast in 1989.
Summary:
Shows racism in America and talks about the economic and social conditions of blacks in America.
Credits:
Director, George Paul; producer, Callile Crossley.
BMW v. Gore: 517 U.S. 559 (1996) (DVD)
19 min.
- Instructional Video
Distinctive Aspects of American Law Video Project, Duke University School of Law.
Summary:
In January 1990, physician Ira Gore purchased a 1990 BMW 535i from German Auto in Birmingham, Alabama. Several months later he discovered that it had been repainted prior to sale. Dr. Gore filed a lawsuit against BMW, and an Alabama jury awarded him $4 million in punitive damages. While the award was reduced on appeal, the U.S. Supreme Court granted review, setting the stage for a landmark ruling on the constitutionality of punitive damage awards.
Credits:
Produced by Thomas Metzloff.
Board of Education v. Lindsay Earls: 536 U.S. 822 (2002) (DVD)
- Instructional Video
Distinctive Aspects of American Law Video Project, Duke University School of Law.
Summary:
Tecumseh, Oklahoma high school student, Lindsay Earls, was upset by her school district's policy of testing all students involved in extracurricular activities for illegal drug use so she challenged it in court. The case was testing whether drug testing of students in extracurricular activities violates the Fourth Amendment's protection against unreasonable searches and seizures.
Bob Berring's Commando Legal Research (VHS)
- Instructional Video
Set of 9 videotapes: 1. Introduction to cases -- 2. Case finding -- 3. Statutes and administrative materials -- 4. Secondary sources -- 5. Shepard's & on-line research -- 6. Research strategies -- 7. International law -- 8. Income tax -- 9. Securities regulation.
Tapes 7-9 referred to as Specialized Commando Legal Research videotapes.
Brooklyn Matters
50 min.
- Instructional Video
This disc is a recorded DVD and may not play in all DVD players or drives.
Summary:
"Exposes how, in one community, powerful real estate interests and politicians collaborate to circumvent local laws, seize private property through eminent domain, manipulate public participation and racial politics to push forward what could become the densest development in the United States"--Container.
Credits:
Produced and directed by Isabel Hill; director of photography, Chuck Clifton; editor, Marian Sears Hunter.
The Buffalo Creek Flood: An Act of Man (VHS)
40 min.
- Instructional Video
Originallly issued as a 16 mm motion picture in 1975.
Summary:
Focuses on the Pittston Coal Company, and the disaster which occurred in 1972 when a coal waste dam burst, leaving 125 dead and 4,000 homeless. Discusses the disaster through interviews with survivors, union leaders, citizens, and company officials.
Credits:
Produced and directed by Mimi Pickering; cinematography, Robert Gates, et al.; editor, Mimi Pickering.
The Buffalo Creek Flood: An act of Man and Buffalo Creek Revisited (DVD)
71 min.
- Instructional Video
The first part was originallly issued as a 16 mm motion picture in 1975.
Summary:
Focuses on the Pittston Coal Company, and the disaster which occurred in 1972 when a coal waste dam burst, leaving 125 dead and 4,000 homeless. The first part discusses the disaster through interviews with survivors, union leaders, citizens, and company officials. The second part, filmed ten years later, explores survivors' efforts to rebuild the communities and the difficulties they faced from the government and the Company.
Credits:
Produced and directed by Mimi Pickering; cinematography, Robert Gates, et al.; editor, Mimi Pickering.
Burden of Innocence (VHS)
60 min.
- Instructional Video
Originally broadcast in 2003 as a segment of the television program: Frontline.
Summary:
Frontline tracks down five exonerated men to learn how they have fared following their highly publicized releases. Ofra Bikel examines the social, psychological, and economic challenges these men now face, the vast majority of them without any financial or transitional assistance from the states that imprisoned them.
Credits:
none
California v. Green (VHS)
27 min.
- Instructional Video
Issued in 1976.
Summary:
A filmed re-creation of the original narcotics trial which eventually became the U.S. Supreme Court's key statement on the Sixth Amendment and the admissability of a witness's prior statements as substantive evidence.
Credits:
A film by Charles Nesson and Eric Saltzman.
Carter v. Brown & Williamson (VHS)
89 cassettes.
- Instructional Video
PUBLISHER: New York, NY : Courtroom Television Network, [1996]
Summary:
Grady Carter sued Brown & Williamson Tobacco Company after smoking cigarettes for 43 years and losing part of his left lung during cancer surgery. The trial concerns the history of cigarette advertising and the efforts of anti-smoking groups and the industry to pinpoint responsibility for an individual's addiction to cigarettes
Credits:
Norwood Wilner was the principal attorney for the plaintiff; Tom Bezanson was principal attorney for the defendant.

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