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Locke v. Davey: 540 U.S. 712 (2004) (DVD)
17 min.
- Instructional Video
Distinctive Aspects of American Law Video Project, Duke University School of Law.
Special features: Party narrative - Josh Davey (ca. 11 min.); trailer.
Summary:
Governor Gary Locke and the Washington legislature created the Promise Scholarship program to enable low- and middle-income students to attend college. Josh Davey received a Promise Scholarship for the 1999-2000 school year to attend Northwest College, where he wanted to major in theology. When he was told he could not receive the scholarship money because of his major, he sued. Davey claimed that denying state scholarships to theology students violated his First Amendment right to practice his own religious beliefs through his chosen course of study.
Long Night's Journey into Day (DVD)
95 min.
- Instructional Video
English subtitles translate the native languages.
Study guide (38 p.) located in pamphlet box at end of Instructional Video Collection.
Summary:
For over forty years, South Africa was governed by the most notorious form of racial domination since Nazi Germany. When it finally collapsed, those who had enforced apartheid's rule wanted amnesty for their crimes. Their victims wanted justice. As a compromise, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was formed. As it investigated the crimes of apartheid, the Commission brought together victims and perpetrators to relive South Africa's brutal history. By revealing the past instead of burying it, the TRC hoped to pave the way to a peaceful future.
Credits:
Narrator, Helen Mirren; directors, Frances Reid & Deborah Hoffmann; producer, Frances Reid; original score, Lebo M; cinematographers, Ezra Jwili, Frances Reid.
The Loving Story (DVD)
77 min.
- Instructional Video
Originally released as documentary in 2011.
Summary:
Documentary about the case of Richard & Mildred Loving, a white man & a black woman who were convicted by the state of Virginia for the crime of marrying across racial lines in the late 1950s.
Credits:
Directed by Nancy Buirski; produced by Nancy Buirski & Elisabeth Haviland James; written by Nancy Buirski & Susie Ruth Powell.
Lucas v. South Carolina Coastal Council: 505 U.S. 1003 (1992) (DVD)
- Instructional Video
Distinctive Aspects of American Law Video Project, Duke University School of Law.
Summary:
Mr. Lucas paid $945,000 for two beachfront lots on the Isle of Palms in South Carolina in 1986, intending to build single family homes on the property. In 1988, the South Carolina legislature enacted the Beachfront Management Act pursuant to the federal Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972. The federal Coastal Management Act allowed states to receive federal grants for developing programs to control and lessen shoreline erosion. Under the provisions of the Beachfront Management Act, Lucas' property fell within an area where occupiable improvements were prohibited. Lucas filed suit alleging that the Act's construction led to a taking without just compensation and was prohibited under the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The South Carolina's Court of Common Pleas agreed. The Supreme Court of South Carolina reversed and the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari.
Lynch v. Donnelly: 465 U.S. 668 (1984)
28 min.
- Instructional Video
Distinctive Aspects of American Law Video Project, Duke University School of Law.
Summary:
Addresses the issue of the constitutionality of a city-sponsored Christmas display.
The Making of a Case (VHS)
10 min.
- Instructional Video
Published: St. Paul, Minn.: West Publishing Co., 1990.
Accompanying "Study Guide for First Year Law Students" in pamphlet box at end of Instructional Video Collection.
Summary:
Describes how court decisions move from the courts to case reporters and then to casebooks.
Mandate: The President and the People (DVD)
35 min.
- Instructional Video
In English with subtitles in English and Spanish.
Summary:
Examines the long and complex relationship between the presidency and public opinion. Scholars explore decisive moments in the history of the presidency from George Washington to FDR.
Contents:
The founding Fathers through President Jackson -- President Lincoln and the Civil War -- President Franklin Roosevelt and the New Deal.
Mandatory Sentences: Does the Punishment Meet the Crime? (VHS)
57 min.
- Instructional Video
Originally broadcast on the news program "Nightline" on September 30, 1999.
Summary:
Examines the case of Kemba Smith, a non-violent, first-time drug offender, who is serving 24 years in prison without parole because of mandatory sentencing.
Credits:
Host, Ted Koppel; correspondant, Michel McQueen; interviewees, Gus Smith, Kemba Smith, Julie Stuart, Laura Hankins, Helen Fahey, Stephen Saltzburg.
Mario's Story (DVD)
98 min.
- Instructional Video
In English and Spanish, with English subtitles. Originally produced in 2006. Special features: Photo gallery; trailer; poster.
Summary:
A young writer from East Los Angeles is sentenced to life in prison for a crime he didn't commit, based on one eyewitness identification. Now a group of individuals take his case to fight for his freedom.
Credits:
Cabin Films ; directed by Jeff Werner & Susan Koch ; produced by Susan Koch. Edited by Jeff Werner ; music by Joel Richards.
The Market for Data (DVD)
- Instructional Video
The thirteenth Thomas E. Fairchild lecture, delivered on November 2, 2001, at the University of Wisconsin Law School.
Summary:
Prof. Warren of Harvard Law School discusses how the power of the market can threaten serious and objective law-related empirical research.
Credits:
Presenter: Elizabeth Warren.

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