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Movies

Amistad (Steven Spielberg, dir.) (1997).  A revolt aboard a slave ship provides the basis for this account of an actual incident, one that raised questions about the meaning and application of law.

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Colin Higgins, dir.) (1982).  Loosely based on a true story, this film considers the question of whether a brothel should be allowed to remain in a town. Consider how various characters illustrate legal philosophies from the chapter, with a particular emphasis on Hart and Devlin.



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