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Carter v. Brown & Williamson : Selections (VHS)
25 videocassettes
- Instructional Video
Abridged edition, compiled by Gerald Thain.
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.
The Case Against 8 (DVD)
112 min. and 58 min. (two versions)
- Instructional Video
Educational edition. Includes two versions. Originally produced in 2014.
Summary:
A behind-the-scenes look inside the historic case to overturn California's ban on same-sex marriage.
Credits:
Editor, Kate Amend; music, Blake Neely; associate editor: Helen Kearns; co-producers: Rebekah Fergusson, Jessica Lawson; associate producer, Carin Bortz.
The Case for Innocence (VHS)
90 min.
- Instructional Video
Originally broadcast in 1999 as a segment of the television program: Frontline.
Summary:
Frontline examines the cases of those whose protests of innocence could be confirmed by DNA testing, but who may remain imprisoned forever anyway.
Credits:
WGBH Educational Foundation; written, produced and directed by Ofra Bikel.
A Century of Civil Rights Struggle (VHS)
8 videocassettes (530 min.)
- Instructional Video
Proceedings of a conference held on the UW-Madison campus in November, 1989.
Issued by University of Wisconsin System, Special Assistant to the President for Minority Affairs.
The Chekist (VHS)
90 min.
- Instructional Video
In Russian, with English subtitles. Originally released as a motion picture in 1992.
Summary:
In 1917, at the birth of the Russian Revolution, the Bolshevik secret police (C.H.E.K.A.), forerunners of the KGB, unleased a reign of bloody terror to wipe out any opposition to communism. This film follows the daily rituals of a Cheka officer as he and his men judge and execute their victims.
Credits:
Script, Jacques Baynac; director, Alexandr Rogojkin; producers, Guy Seligmann, Oleg Konkov.
China from the Inside (DVD)
240 min.
- Instructional Video
Originally broadcast on PBS in 2006.
Summary:
A series of four documentaries that survey China through Chinese eyes to see how history has shaped them, and where the present is taking them. Deals with the governance of China; talks about the past and future for Chinese women; looks at China's environmental challenges; explores China's conflict between personal freedom and governance.-
Contents:
Power and the people -- The women -- Shifting nature -- Freedom and justice.
Citizenship in a Time of Repression (DVD & VHS)
80 min.
- Instructional Video
The sixteeneth Thomas E. Fairchild Lecture, delivered on April 23, 2004, at the University of Wisconsin Law School.
Summary:
Michael Traynor, American Law Institute president, addresses the responsibilities that United States citizens, and particularly lawyers, have in safeguarding civil liberties.
Credits:
Lecturer: Michael Traynor
Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission: 558 U.S. ___ (2010) (DVD)
23 min.
- Instructional Video
Voices of American law series.
Summary:
Conservative group Citizens United challenged campaign finance laws that limited their ability to show and advertise a film about candidate Hillary Clinton. The Supreme Court ultimately issued a groundbreaking opinion on the free speech rights of corporations.
Credits:
Produced by Thomas Metzloff, directed by Alan Peterson, narrated by Melinda Penkava.
Civil Liberties in a Time of Terror (DVD & VHS)
ca. 70 min.
- Instructional Video
2002 Kastenmeier Colloquium, held Sept. 30, 2002, at the University of Wisconsin Law School.
Summary:
Lewis, a Pulizer Prize-winning columnist for the New York Times, addressed the threat to civil liberties in the wake of actions taken by the Bush administration after September 11.
Credits:
Speaker, Anthony Lewis.
A Civil Remedy (DVD)
24 min.
- Instructional Video
Summary:
Civil remedy is a short documentary film that tells the story of one sex trafficking victim who survived- an American girl who was trafficked into prostitution in Boston at the age of seventeen, escaped to her family, and survived to finish school and become an anti-trafficking advocate. Civil remedy explores the importance of survivors' stories, the meaning of justice, and the need to place new legal tools in the hands of victims. A civil remedy (a state civil action for money damages) will empower victims to reclaim their equal place in their community, see their violators held accountable, and drain resources from the global sex industry.
Credits:
Directed and produced by Kate Nace Day.

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