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The Supreme Court / director, Thomas Lennon ; series producer, Mark Zwonitzer ; executive producer, Jody Sheff ; a Hidden Hill production for Thirteen/WNET New York.

Format Video (DVD)
Publication InfoNew York : Ambrose Video, ©2007.
Description4 videodiscs (240 min.) : sound, color, with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Other author/creatorLennon, Thomas, 1970-
Other author/creatorZwonitzer, Mark.
Other author/creatorSheff, Jody.
Other author/creatorStrathairn, David.
Included WorkRosen, Jeffrey, 1964- Supreme Court.
Other author/creatorHidden Hill Productions.
Other author/creatorWNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
Other author/creatorAmbrose Video Publishing.
Other author/creatorPublic Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Contents v. 1. One nation under law / producer, Rob Rapley ; writer, Mark Zwonitzer -- v. 2. A new kind of justice / producer, Julia Elliott ; writer, Mark Zwonitzer -- v. 3. A nation of liberties / producer, Rob Rapley ; writer, Richard Ben Cramer -- v. 4. The Rehnquist revolution / producer, Jamila Wignot ; writer, Richard Ben Cramer.
Abstract Known as the court of last resort, the Supreme Court, where nine judges appointed for life make monumental decisions that govern our everyday lives, from the contents of the nation's daily newspapers to what we can do in the privacy of our own homes. With immense power and considerable mystery, the court of final appeal has helped author the history of America. One nation under law: Examines the creation of the court and follows it through the brink of the Civil War, paying particular attention to the fourth chief justice, John Marshall, and his successor, Roger Taney. A new kind of justice: Explores the issues before the court from the aftermath of the Civil War through the 1930s. This was a period of unprecedented economic growth as the nation industrialized but was also a time of unregulated work conditions. A nation of liberties: Focuses on the court's reaction to state and federal legislation on Bill of Rights freedoms, with special attention to the explosion of civil rights cases from the early 1940s to the present. The Rehnquist revolution: Details the court from the election of President Richard Nixon, through to the more recent Court of today. During this period one man put his stamp on the institution and solidified and enhanced the power of the Court in the modern era.
General noteCompanion publication: The Supreme Court : the personalities and rivalries that defined America / Jeffrey Rosen. New York : Times Books, 2007, c2006.
General noteOriginally broadcast on PBS in 2007.
General noteSpecial features: DVD-ROM materials. Maps, Graphs, Manuscripts and additional images; Image galleries. Supreme Court buildings, Editorial cartoons.
CreditsVolume 1. Editor, Bruce Shaw (v.1, 3), Ed Barteski (v.2, 4), ; original music composer, Brian Keane ; directors of photography, Michael Chin, Edward Marritz, Gregory Andracke, Alton Chewning, Scott Sinkler ; production manager, Deborah Clancy Porfido.
Performer Narrator, David Strathairn.
Technical detailsDVD.
LanguageIn English with optional Spanish subtitles; closed captioned.
Genre/formVideo recordings for the hearing impaired.
Other titleOne nation under law.
Other titleNew kind of justice.
Other titleNation of liberties.
Other titleRehnquist revolution.
UPC 739815003448 set
UPC 739815003455 v.1
UPC 739815003462 v.2
UPC 739815003479 v.3
UPC 739815003486 v.4

Available Items

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Joyner Compact DVDs KF8742 .S856 2007 DVD V. 1 ✔ Available Place Hold
Joyner Compact DVDs KF8742 .S856 2007 DVD V. 3 ✔ Available Place Hold