Fundamental Cases

The Twentieth Century Courtroom Battles That Changed Our Nation
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Product Number: Z01119
Released: Mar 28, 2011
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ISBN: #9781449896812
Narrator/s: Alan M. Dershowitz
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The courtroom trial has fascinated human beings from the beginning of recorded history. Trials are theater, trials are history, and the great trials of the twentieth century and beyond provide a unique window into American history and the sense of America's enduring commitment to law. It was Alexis de Tocqueville who, when he visited the new republic for the first time, said that America was a unique country when it comes to law. Every great issue eventually comes before the courts. With this in mind, esteemed professor and civil liberties lawyer Alan Dershowitz looks at history through the prism of the trial, because a trial presents a snapshot of what's going on in a particular point in time of the nation's history. What's a great trial? People will often say the trial of the moment. But those trials are often not enduring. The focus of this course is on landmark trials and the important, dramatic aspects of the history of the time in which they occurred.

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Author(s): Alan M. Dershowitz
Narrator(s): Alan M. Dershowitz
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Released: Mar 31, 2006
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Author(s): Alan M. Dershowitz
Product Number UT074
Released: May 10, 2006
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ISBN: #9781419378027

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