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Audiovisual materials are located in the Library's Media Tower, and may be borrowed with your student ID card for one week. Videos and DVDs may also be viewed on flat screen monitors located in the Media Tower study rooms.
Key Constitutional Concepts by
Call Number: KF 5130 .S9 K3 2006
Publication Date: 2006
This program begins by introducing the U.S. Constitution and why it was created. It then examines key Constitutional concepts -- separation of powers and individual rights -- by focusing on two landmark cases: Youngstown v. Sawyer and Gideon v. Wainwright.
Our Constitution: A Conversation by
Call Number: KF 4550 .O87 2005
Publication Date: 2005
U.S. Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O'Connor and Stephen Breyer talk about the Constitution, discussing federalism; implicit and explicit rights; and the separation of powers.
It's the Law by
Call Number: HV 6789 .I85 2001
Publication Date: 2001
The laws of the criminal justice system are primarily framed by the Constitution, which sets the standards of due process. In this program, legal experts and police officers clearly illustrate such concepts as 5th Amendment rights, Miranda warnings, the “stop and frisk” rule, search warrants, and the “knock and announce” rule.
People vs. Larry Flynt by
Call Number: PN 1995.9 .C55 P467 2003
Publication Date: Produced 1996; DVD released 2003
This film dramatizes the lawsuit brought against pornographer Larry Flynt, the publisher of "Hustler" magazine. His defense attorney argued that even obscene material is protected from censorship by the 1st Amendment.
Separate But Equal by
Call Number: KF 4155 .S4 2003 (Mack & Monroe)
Publication Date: Produced 1991; DVD released 2003
This film dramatizes the events leading to the landmark Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education, which outlawed segregation in public education under the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment.
Call Number: HV 5089 .P764 2011
Publication Date: 2011
This film tells the story of the failed 18th Amendment, which prohibited the making and sale of alcoholic beverages, and raised questions about the proper role of government and limits of legislating morality.
A variety of films may be viewed online through the Films on Demand database. If you are using a database from off-campus, you will be asked to log in with the same user name and password that you use to open your "Student Workday" account. You may watch the programs listed here by clicking on each title, or you may search the database to find videos on your choice of topics.
Amendments to the Constitution: The Bill of Rights & Beyond (series)