A rookie lawyer in over his head on a high-profile case hires a feisty paralawyer who specializes in flunking the bar. Their chances of winning are slim to none until they uncover a trail of corruption.
Did European aristocrat Claus von Bulow attempt to murder his wife Sunny at their luxurious Newport mansion in 1980? The tabloids of the day certainly had their opinions. "You have one thing in your favor," defense attorney Alan Dershowitz told von Bulow, "Everybody hates you."
Presents the role of Charles Hamilton Houston in the cases which led to the landmark Supreme Court case of Brown vs. Board of Education. Gives a history of segregation, Jim Crow Laws, the NAACP and biographical information on persons influential in the desegregation movement.
Professional speaker Susan Leahy presents an effective and informative updated training program on how to use Robert's Rule of Order to get work done and increase communication by running more efficient meetings. Realistic re-enactments of the seven fundamental motions used to produce results during most meetings are presented.
"Robert Blecker is one of the country's most impassioned crusaders for capital punishment. A self-described "emotive retributivist," Blecker teaches at the New York Law School in lower Manhattan. From there he conducts his one-man crusade to save capital punishment from the mounting wave of moratoriums and death-row commutations. Blecker teaches that death is the only just penalty for "the worst of the worst" -the small fraction of the nation's convicted murderers who have surrendered their right to live by the irredeemable viciousness of their crime. His credo is: "some people deserve to die, and we have an obligation to kill them." Daryl Holton is one of those people. In 1997, Holton murdered his four children with an assault rifle in Shelbyville, Tennessee. For these crimes, he was given four separate death sentences. the two meet on a 2005 research trip to Riverbend maximum-security prison outside Nashville. For the next year and a half the condemned man and the scholar warily spar with one another through a roller-coaster of death-watches, postponements and court-ordered stays, all the while exploring together the meaning of mercy, justice, and the morality of the death penalty."--from DVD cover.
Presents the key portions of both prosecution and defense cases, condensing 150 hours of gavel-to-gavel coverage. Includes the 81 second amateur videotape which recorded the events that occurred during the evening of March 3, 1991.
v. 1. Rumpole and the genuine article ; Rumpole and the old boy network. -- v. 2. Rumpole and the sporting life ; Rumpole and the blind tasting. -- v. 3. Rumpole's last case ; Rumpole and the judges elbow. --v. 4. Rumpole and the old, old story ; Rumpole and Portia. VHS
After a man dies in a shooting incident, his wife files a lawsuit against the company that manufactured the gun. Her lawyer argues that the firm in question knew the shop which sold the weapon was not following federal regulations. As the case goes to trial, the firearm manufacturer takes no chances on the outcome, and they hire Rankin Fitch, a "jury consultant" who makes it his business to see that he knows enough about the jurors to be able to guarantee the result of the trial.