Tells the story of the largest social mobilization of women in Canadian history in the 20th century. Led by the Ad Hoc Committee of Canadian Women and the Constitution, women and other activists across the country fought to gain stronger equality provisions were entrenched in the newly repatriated Constitution's Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Sections 15 and 28). The film celebrates their constitutional activism and passion for democratic renewal.
The story of a high stakes legal drama and a small bookstore’s fight for respect. Shooting since 1994, director Weissman has captured the key moments in the Little Sister’s battle against censorship court decisions, book seizures, moments of personal courage and shocking violence inflicted on Vancouver’s gay community. Sparked by the Little Sister’s battle against censorship, a diverse group of writers, along with free speech advocates speak out in defense of the right of all Canadians to read and view what they choose.
Explores each amendment, its origins, its real-world applications, its history of interpretation in the nation’s courts, and its implications for the future. Combining computer graphics, original live-action video, historical artwork, and archival footage with narration and interviews.
Also available in DVD at KF4749 .B52 2004 DVD. Examines the historical and modern implications of the Bill of Rights and the responsibilities
accompanying those rights. Beginning with a brief overview of the U.S. Constitution, Maher focuses demonstrates history as an evolving process and the Bill of Rights as a living document. Encourages students to relate contemporary events to the First, Second, Fourth and Fifth Amendments, and others.
In this case, the Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Marshall built the basis for a unified American common market. The New York State Legislature granted the firm of Livingston & Fulton the right to issue licenses to steamboat operators using State waters. Ogden, A licensee of this monopoly, sued his former partner Gibbons for navigating in New York waters without a New York license. New York courts decided in favour of Ogden. Gibbons appealed to the Supreme Court. The court left undefined the overlapping powers of the State and federal governments to regulate commerce.
This 1803 case establish the judiciary’s authority to interpret the Constitution. Marshall’s insistence on the principle of "judicial review" of acts of Congress brought him into conflict with President Thomas Jefferson, but established the court’s responsibility.
Ronald Dworkin is regarded as one of the most influential philosophers of law in the English speaking world. His views on the current debate over the meaning of the Constitution today are robust and controversial. In this program, Dworkin shares his ideas on the Constitution and its meaning to Americans today.
Dramatization of the trial of Aaron Burr for treason in 1807 in the case of United States vs. Aaron Burr, and the decisions Chief Justice John Marshall made as presiding judge. Presidential immunity or executive privilege and the question of the fair trial rights of an accused traitor were the controversial issues.