Multimedia Resources

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Audio Link 18.1: Bill Of Rights Series: The Eighth Amendment
Description: Join Ray Suarez as Talk of the Nation continues its series on the Bill of Rights with a discussion of the Eighth Amendment and its four famous words: "cruel and unusual punishment." Ray will talk with a woman who is serving a life sentence in prison for her very first offense and one of the first to be sentenced to life for drugs in Michigan. He'll also talk with his panel of experts about issues such as prison overcrowding, chain gangs, and the death penalty.

Audio Link 18.2: Supreme Court Rules On 2 Prisoner Rights Cases
Description: The court ruled: It was wrong to force a Muslim inmate to shave a beard he regarded as a religious obligation, and a death row inmate shouldn't be denied an appeal because lawyers missed a deadline.

Video Link 18.1: How I defend the Rule of Law
Description: 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 Link 18.2: Four Ways to Fix a Broken Legal System
Description: The land of the free has become a legal minefield, says Philip K. Howard — especially for teachers and doctors, whose work has been paralyzed by fear of suits. What's the answer? A lawyer himself, Howard has four propositions for simplifying US law.

Web Link 18.1: Prisoners' Rights
Description: ACLU webpage on Prisoners' Rights

Web Link 18.2: Prisoner Health and Human Rights
Description: Website for the Center of Prisoners Health and Human Rights