Video and Multimedia

Author Video:

Author Introduction: Chapter 9

Author Video: Right to a Speedy Trial


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Video 1: Rule of law

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Every human deserves protection under their country’s laws — even when that law is forgotten or ignored. Sharing three cases from her international legal practice, Kimberley Motley, an American litigator practicing in Afghanistan and elsewhere, shows how a country’s own laws can bring both justice and “justness”: using the law for its intended purpose, to protect.


Video 2: Change of venue

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Video covering a judge’s decision to deny venue change for the Aurora, Colorado theater shooting trial.


Video 3: U.S. Supreme Court and crime

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The power and influence of the U.S. Supreme Court as exercised by Chief Justice Rehnquist.


Video 4: The plea

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Nearly 95 percent of all cases resulting in felony convictions never reach a jury. They are settled through plea bargains in which a defendant agrees to plead guilty in exchange for a reduced sentence. But what are the implications of a system that relies on pleas to expedite justice?


Video 5: 11 years in Guantanamo

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The story of Shaker Aamer, a 47-year old one-time U.S. Army translator who was incarcerated at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cub for 11 years by the time of this video. Aamer was released in October 2015 to Great Britain after being held for 13 years without charge.