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Scalia : Portrait of a Man & Jurist (DVD)
90 min.
- Instructional Video
DVD release of the 2017 motion picture.
Summary:
A feature documentary examining the judicial life, influence and legacy of the controversial and influential Supreme Court Justice who, in the words of his colleagues, will go down in history as one of the most important Supreme Court Justices ever because he changed not only the court but the law itself.
Credits:
Mad Universe presents ; produced by Nicholas Desantis, Tyler Anne Lowe, Chris Mortensen ; written and directed by Chris Mortensen. Music, Haruka Horii, Charlie Bryce Wallace, director of photography, Nicholas Desantis.
Scenes of a Crime (DVD)
1 hr. 28 min.
- Instructional Video
Includes the original theatrical version (88 minutes) and an edited shortened version (48 minutes).
Summary:
Explores how modern police interrogation tactics (including lies, threats and false evidence) place extraordinary pressures on suspects, and can encourage an innocent person to confess falsely.
Credits:
Producers/directors, Grover Babcock and Blue Hadaegh; editor, Robert DeMaio; cinematographers, David Elkins and Brian Mulchy.
Secret History of the Credit Card (DVD)
60 min.
- Instructional Video
Originally broadcast as a segment of the television program Frontline, Nov. 23, 2004.
Summary:
The average American family today carries 10 credit cards. Credit card debt and personal bankruptcies are now at an all time high. With no legal limit on the amount of interest or fees that can be charged, credit cards have become the most profitable sector of the American banking industry: more than $30 billion in profits last year alone. Frontline and the New York times join forces to investigate how an industry few Americans understand how became so pervasive, so lucrative, and so powerful.
Credits:
Directed by David Rummel; written by Lowell Bergman and David Rummel; produced by David Rummel and Nelli Kheyfets; narrated by Will Lyman.
Sentencing Criminals: After a Quarter Century of Reform, Where Are We? (DVD & VHS)
2 hr. 25 min.
- Instructional Video
2001 Annual Kastenmeier Colloquium, held March 23, 2001, at the University of Wisconsin Law School.
Credits:
Moderator: Thomas Hutchison; panelists: Douglas Berman, Michael E. Smith, and John Steer.
Seoul train (DVD)
54 min.
- Instructional Video
Originally produced as a documentary in 2004.
In English, Korean & Mandarin Chinese, with optional subtitles.
Summary:
"Today, there are an estimated 250,000 North Korean refugees living underground in China. They escaped a food crisis and other persecutions at home that have claimed the lives of approximately 3 million in the past 10 years. The Chinese Government, in direct violation of international laws to which it's a party, systematically arrests and forcibly repatriates hundreds of these refugees each month. Defecting from North Korea is a capital offense, and repatriated refugees face human rights abuses ranging from concentration camps and torture to forced abortion and summary executions. For a lucky few refugees, however, there is hope. A group of multinational activists has taken it upon themselves to create an Underground Railroad. Via a network of safe houses and escape routes, the activists, at great personal risk, help the refugees on daring escapes to freedom over hundreds (and sometimes thousands) of miles of Chinese territory" -- The producers.
Credits:
Produced by Lisa Sleeth and Jim Butterworth; directed by Jim Butterworth, Aaron Lubarsky, and Lisa Sleeth; edited by Aaron Lubarsky; camera, Lisa Sleeth and Jim Butterworth.
Shaken baby syndrome and the inertia of injustice (DVD)
55 min., 1 sec.
- Instructional Video
"October 9, 2014." Episode #1086 of University Place, originally broadcast on Wisconsin Public Television. Recorded October 9, 2014 at the University of Wisconsin Law School.
Summary:
"Deborah Tuerkheimer, Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law, challenges the diagnosis of "shaken baby syndrome" which has led to convictions in court cases. Tuerkheimer focuses on biomechanical research which indicates that the diagnosis is less certain than had once been accepted and therefore the American justice system needs to make corrections based on this information."--University Place website.
Credits:
Wisconsin Public Television, broadcaster, film distributor. University of Wisconsin--Madison. Law School, host institution. University place (Television program)
The Shepard's Case (VHS)
20 min.
- Instructional Video
Summary:
Dramatizes use of the Shepard's Citation Service on the lexis.com research system.
Credits:
Producer/director, Damon Smith.
Simple Justice (DVD)
105 min.
- Instructional Video
A segment of the television program American Experience, broadcast Jan. 18, 1993.
Based on "Simple justice" by Richard Kluger.
Summary:
Docudrama recounts the remarkable legal strategy and social struggle that resulted in the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka.
Credits:
Produced by Yanna Kroyt Brandt; directed by Helaine Head; teleplay by John McGreevey; story by John McGreevey, Avon Kirkland and Peter Cook; photography by Joseph M. Wilcots; music by Al Gorgoni and Steve Tyrell; executive producer Avon Kirkland.
Snapshots from the Seventh Circuit: Continuity and Change, 1966 to 2007 (DVD)
(unknown running time)
- Instructional Video
The nineteenth Thomas E. Fairchild Lecture, delivered on April 27, 2007, at the University of Wisconsin Law School.
Summary:
Judge Wood discusses Thomas Fairchild's contributions to the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit over the course of his tenure on the court.
Credits:
Guest lecturer: Hon. Diane P. Wood, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
The Snitch (DVD)
15 min.
- Instructional Video
Originally broadcast February 26, 1989 as a segment of the CBS television program: 60 minutes.
Summary:
Harry Reasoner interviews Leslie Vernon White, career criminal and jailhouse informant. White admits to fabricating the confessions of inmates, and demonstrates how he could phone a police station from jail, and posing as a law enforcement official, obtain details about criminal investigations.
Credits:
Produced by Lowell Bergman.

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