Item Details

The Courts [electronic resource]: Our Rule of Law

produced by the Educational Film Center
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Examines the role of courts as institutions dedicated to conflict resolution, with the power to apply and to interpret the meaning of law in trial and appeal courts. Reveals the difficulty of creating a judiciary that is independent of politics and the increased power the Supreme Court has acquired through its use of judicial review. Case studies include the trial of Rodney King and the ensuing L.A. riots, the Supreme Court decision in the Bush/Gore presidential election, and the appointment of Joyce Bird as Chief Justice of California.
Performers
Hosted by Renée Poussaint.
Release Date
2003
Run Time
27 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
high school
9-12
Notes
  • Series covers topics of civic knowledge, skills, and dispositions recommended by The Civics Framework for the National Assessment of Educational Progress developed by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Companion web site includes topic overviews, readings, critical thinking activity and web-based resources for each program.
Related Title
From court to court.
The Last word.
Politics on the bench.
Series
Democracy in America
Series Statement
Democracy in America ; 9
Contents
  • From court to court (9 min.)
  • The last word (8 min.)
  • Politics on the bench (10 min.)
ISBN
1576806758 (series)
Published
South Burlington, Vt. : Annenberg/CPB, c2003.
Description
Mode of access: Windows Media Player, World Wide Web.
Technical Details
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