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American Bar Association Gavel Awards Archive

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Works: 392 works in 474 publications in 1 language and 575 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Made-for-TV movies  Legal television programs  Biography  Interviews  Trials, litigation, etc  Case studies  Popular works  Claims 
Classifications: KF4774, 343.730998
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Most widely held works by American Bar Association
Doing justice the life and trials of Arthur Kinoy ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This documentary chronicles the civil rights career of attorney Arthur Kinoy. He and other legal experts focus on some of the key civil rights and social movements in America following World War II--the Rosenbergs and McCarthyism, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, Watergate--and point out the constitutional issues at stake and legal strategies employed
Justice Sandra Day O'Connor ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this candid interview with Bill Moyers, Sandra Day O'Connor discusses women's rights within the context of her role as the Supreme Court's first woman Justice, and the Constitution. Justice O'Connor reveals her own difficulties in breaking into the male-dominated legal profession, how she balanced work with family, and how her ultimate ascent from assistant attorney in the Arizona State Attorney's Office, to the state's first female senator, led to her Supreme Court appointment. Citing Constitutional precedents, O'Connor defends several controversial opinions on the issues of affirmative action and abortion
Mortimer Adler teaching the Constitution ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Students at St. John's College in Annapolis, MD, challenge Mortimer Adler, noted philosopher, author and educator, on his views about fundamental ideas in the constitution and their relevance today
For the people ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this program about individuals who pursued a civil liberties battle to the Supreme Court, Bill Moyers talks with Lawrence and Daniel Roth, Harry Keyishian and George Hochfield, and Michael Hardwick
The exonerated ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on true stories, this film focuses on six individuals that spent time on death row before their convictions were overturned. Using documentary materials such as court transcripts as well as the exonerees own words, this drama tells how the justice system failed these men and women and how they are rebuilding their lives since being freed
Our land, our future the 1991 amendments to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An historical look at the latest amendments to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act is presented -- from their inception, through Congress and the President. Also evaluates the impact of the amendments upon Alaska's indigenous people
Rights & reds cold war in New Hampshire ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Juvenile justice ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores questions: Should teenagers who commit serious crimes be tried as juveniles or adults? and, What happens to young offenders who reach the end of the line in the juvenile court system? Frontline follows four juvenile offenders--one white, two Hispanic, and one African-American--for 16 months through the Santa Clara County, CA juvenile courts, observing how the criminal justice system treats their cases and determines their fates
High noon police chiefs debate drug policy ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Four police chiefs discuss different drug policies. Discussed is the fact that the drug problem is not only a criminal problem but a public health problem, and perhaps combining the duties of a police officer with those of a social worker is the way to go
The Roots of Roe by Andrea Haas Hubbell ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a documentary history of abortion, contraception, and public policy in the U.S. from colonial times to the present with particular attention to Connecticut
Mississippi, America ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documents an important chapter in the history of civil rights in the U.S. Using archival footage and on-camera interviews, the film tells the story of how a coalition of civil rights organizations and thousands of black and white Americans joined forces during the summer of 1964--Freedom Summer--to assist blacks in Mississippi in their fight for the right to register to vote
A personal matter Gordon Hirabayashi versus the United States ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inspiring story of Gordon Hirabayashi's refusal to comply with the 1942 curfew and internment orders for Americans of Japanese ancestry. His opposition on the grounds that the orders violated his constitutional rights was eventually vindicated by the U.S. Supreme Court
Separate but equal ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on a true story, beginning in Clarendon County, South Carolina in 1950. When the blacks' request for a single school bus is denied by white school officials, a violent and courageous battle for justice and equality begins, led by Thurgood Marshall (Poitier), the NAACP lawyer who fights the case through the Supreme Court where Earl Warren (Richard Kiley) is Chief Justice
Guilt by association ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A drama that focuses on the controversial issue of mandatory minimum sentencing. Mercedes Ruehl stars as Susan, a woman who unwittingly plays a part in her boyfriend's drug-dealing and receives a harsh prison sentence. Through her character, the film depicts the severity of mandatory minimum sentencing laws, and their impact upon those sentenced, as well as their families
These are your constitutional rights ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A series of 60-second radio public service announcements describing twenty-five pivotal Supreme Court cases. Each tells the story of a major decision that helped define our individual rights as United States citizens
American broadcasting and the First Amendment by L. A. Scot Powe ( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
12 angry men by Reginald Rose ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An update of the 1950s classic jury deliberation drama. It centers on one juror who believes the defendant (an inner-city youth) is innocent. Deliberations expose the feelings, prejudices, and personal agendas of jurors
The Secret government the Constitution in crisis : a special report ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Iran-Contra hearings set the stage for a review of selected, covert U.S. government operations conducted since the end of World War II. The program considers how the concept of "national security" has become a convenience used by presidents and high-ranking administration officials to justify illegal covert activities; the program warns that the concept of national security has become the single most potent driving force in government today, giving rise to a secret government within government -- a government accountable to no one and at odds with the tenets of constitutional democracy
Profiles of freedom a living Bill of Rights ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Designed for use in high school social studies classes, this video profiles four ordinary Americans turned extraordinary citizens who took their cases to the U.S. Supreme Court. Through these four stories, the film demonstrates that the Bill of Rights is a living document that is directly relevant to the lives of all Americans, including young people
Railroaded in Texas ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the story of a controversial 1999 drug sweep in the Panhandle town of Tulia, Texas that put 46, mostly African American, men and women behind bars. Representing 10 percent of the town's African American community, many of those arrested received prison sentences, some as long as 341 years. A single undercover law enforcement officer from outside Tulia, later discredited, was responsible for identifying the suspects. Ultimately, determined defense lawyers, aided by the NAACP, and a suspicious local farmer and other concerned citizens, uncovered unethical police conduct, false testimony, and evidence that did not exist and those falsely accused and convicted were finally exonerated, but not before many had spent years in prison. This documentary points out how, in the pressure to win the war on drugs, fragile civil liberties can be violated
 
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American Bar Association. Gavel Awards Archive
Gavel Awards Archive
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English (39)