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The Right to Remain Silent Wins a 2014 Clarion Award

The Right to Remain Silent: Miranda v. Arizona has won a 2014 Clarion Award in the Educational Video Production category. Watch our film about this landmark Supreme Court Case here.

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Celebrate the 14th Amendment

Celebrate the anniversary of the ratification of the 14th Amendment by watching our film Yick Wo and the Equal Protection Clause. Yick Wo was a Chinese immigrant who ran a laundry service in  San Francisco in the 19th century. He took his case against the city’s discriminatory licensing laws all the way to the Supreme Court, and in the process changed American constitutional history. For the first time, the Supreme Court defined the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause, and established that the amendment granted equal protection to all persons, not just citizens of the United States. Since Yick Wo was decided in 1886, it has been cited over 160 times by the Supreme Court.

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Supreme Court Extends Fourth Amendment Protections to Cell Phones

In a unanimous decision , the Supreme Court declared that law enforcement cannot search a suspect’s cell phone without first obtaining a warrant. Previously, police officers were allowed to engage in warrantless searches of mobile phones when they arrested a suspect. Writing for the Court, Chief Justice Roberts explained that given the vast amount of information stored on cell phones, this practice should no longer be permitted. The decision signals another victory for Supreme Court litigator and Stanford Law professor Jeffrey Fisher, who will be featured in our upcoming film on the confrontation clause. To learn more about search warrants and our constitutional right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures, watch our award-winning film on the landmark 4th Amendment case, Mapp v. Ohio.

The Right to Remain Silent Wins an Award at the 2014 US International Film and Video Festival

Our film “The Right to Remain Silent” on the landmark Supreme Court case Miranda v. Arizona has received a Silver Screen Award at the 2014 US International Film and Video Festival. Watch our award-winning film here.

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The Right to Remain Silent Wins Three CINDY Awards

At the 2014 Spring International CINDY Competition, The Right to Remain Silent: Miranda v. Arizona received a Gold Award in the category of Education: K-12 and Special Achievement Awards for both Editing and Direction. Watch our film here.

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The Right to Remain Silent Wins a 2014 REVERE Award

Our film “The Right to Remain Silent” on the landmark Supreme Court case Miranda v. Arizona has won a Distinguished Achievement Award as an educational resource at the 2014 REVERE Awards, presented by the Association of American Publishers. To watch the film, click here.

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Mapp v. Ohio Wins Prestigious CINE Special Jury Award

Our film, Search and Seizure: Mapp v. Ohio has been selected to receive a 2014 CINE Special Jury Award as the best production in the category of Original Digital Documentary from all 2013 CINE submissions and Golden Eagle Award recipients. To watch our award-winning film, click here. More details on this prestigious honor and this year’s winners can be found here.

 

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Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Landmark Supreme Court Case Brown v. Board of Education

May 17th marks the 60th Anniversary of the landmark 1954 Supreme Court case that ended segregation, Brown v. Board of Education. The ruling was met with widespread, and sometimes violent, resistance throughout the country, and perhaps nowhere more vividly than in Little Rock, Arkansas. In Little Rock, 9 brave African-American teenagers were determined to assert their right to attend Little Rock High School. It took President Eisenhower, the 101 Airborne Division, and a whole lot of courage to help make their dream a reality. Watch their inspiring struggle in our film, An Independent Judiciary

Happy 130th Birthday President Truman!

Join us in marking the birthday of our 33rd President, Harry S. Truman, by watching our film on his showdown with the Supreme Court over Executive Power, Checks and Balances: Youngstown v. Sawyer.

Celebrate Law Day With America’s Most Inspiring Lawyers

May 1 is Law Day, a celebration to honor the “liberty, justice and equality under law which our forefathers bequeathed” to the United States. Although they are often the butt of some pretty bad jokes, the truth is that we wouldn’t have a country of laws without lawyers. Our films often tell the story of lawyers committed to promoting justice and equality. And they include interviews with some of the most socially committed lawyers of our times–from Bryan Stevenson, who fights for justice for America’s poor and incarcerated, David Boies and Ted Olson who are leading the legal efforts to legalize gay marriage, to Jim Doyle, a personal injury attorney who took  a personal injury case all the way to the Supreme Court to help end racial discrimination in the jury selection process. Learn more about Mr. Doyle and his client Thaddeus Edmonson’s fight for equality by watching our film, Jury Selection: Edmonson v. Leesville. Or be inspired by Bryan Stevenson, David Boies, and Ted Olson’s committment to social justice: Mr. Stevenson can be seen in our films on the right to counsel and jury selection; and Mr. Boies and Mr. Olson have appeared in our films on the  writing of the Constitution (in fact, 35 of the 55 delegates at the Constitutional convention were lawyers) and the Bill of Rights.

 

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