http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7804380/replies/19948643 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7804380/replies/19947576 19948643 urbanemovies responded to "PS: Which Movie Best Makes Legal History?" 2019-01-11T23:47:47Z 2019-01-11T23:47:47Z urbanemovies http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/8928080 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/11144381/monkey-selfie_medium.jpg shawn_longway I envision the second list morphing into a poll focused on the more famous sensational cases that had no legal history or limited impact, so the two list will be completely different and have minimal overlap. I see <a alt="" href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0977855" name="" rel="nofollow" target="" title="" type="" value="">Fair Game</a>&nbsp;(2010) a better fit for the&nbsp; "<a alt="" href="https://www.imdb.com/list/ls041580238/" name="" rel="nofollow" target="" title="Link httpswwwimdbcomlistls041580238" type="" value="">Sensational Real-Life Infamous Trial Movie</a>" poll. I enjoyed <a alt="" href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1704573" name="" rel="nofollow" target="" title="Link httpswwwimdbcomtitlett1704573" type="" value="">Bernie</a>&nbsp;(2011) too, but it belongs on the sensational list more too. <a alt="" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_(2002_film)" name="" rel="nofollow" target="" title="Chicago 2002 film" type="" value=""><i alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">Chicago</i></a> could be one of the rare titles to make both poll lists.<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" />I have seen all these movies just once each. As, I recall the trial aspect of Fair Game<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /> is a minor aspect and just at the end, but the case is laid out throughout the movie.<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" />"In the aftermath of the scandal, <a alt="" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Armitage_(naval_officer)" name="" rel="nofollow" target="" title="Richard Armitage naval officer" type="" value="">Richard Armitage</a> in the <a alt="" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Department_of_State" name="" rel="nofollow" target="" title="United States Department of State" type="" value="">U.S. Department of State</a> was identified as one source of the information, and <a alt="" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I._Lewis_%22Scooter%22_Libby" name="" rel="nofollow" target="" title="I Lewis Scooter Libby" type="" value="">I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby</a>, Chief of Staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, was convicted of lying to investigators. After a failed appeal, President <a alt="" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_W._Bush" name="" rel="nofollow" target="" title="George W Bush" type="" value="">George W. Bush</a> commuted Libby's sentence, and in 2018 President <a alt="" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Trump" name="" rel="nofollow" target="" title="Donald Trump" type="" value="">Donald Trump</a> pardoned him."<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" />As for <a alt="" href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0968264" name="" rel="nofollow" target="" title="" type="" value=""><b alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">The Conspirator</b></a><b alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">, </b>my perception is the same as your on Mary Surratt, likely innocent and certainly more so than her son. The difference in the two cases has more to do the timing of the trials and the blood thirst in the nation in the immediate aftermath of the assignation of Lincoln. Your point <i alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">"Finally, the death penalty of Mary Surratt was treated as baseless and&nbsp;excessive.&nbsp;It's a horrible mistake to consider the case had no effect! The Surratt precedent was the base for breakthrough in justice to its modern form as we know it (not only in USA). It helped to strengthen the presumption of innocence principle and further in some states to eliminate or restrict the death-penalty verdicts" </i>gives me the ammunition to move it from the cusp of exclusion to the cusp of inclusion. I added <a alt="" href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0968264" name="" rel="nofollow" target="" title="Link httpswwwimdbcomtitlett0968264" type="" value="">The Conspirator</a> (2010) to the answer pool for "<a alt="" href="https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/ps-which-movie-best-makes-legal-history" name="" rel="nofollow" target="" title="" type="" value="">Which Movie Best Makes Legal History?<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /></a> <img alt="" name="" rel="" src="https://m.media-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BMTczMDI0MzQ3MV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMjU5NTc0NA@@._V1_UX40_CR0,0,40,59_AL_.jpg" target="" title="" type="" value="" /> <a alt="" href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0968264" name="" rel="nofollow" target="" title="" type="" value=""><b alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">The Conspirator</b></a><b alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value=""> 2010 | Movie </b><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /> A historical drama based of the trial and execution of the Abraham Lincoln assassination conspirators. The movie focuses on a likely innocent Mary Surratt caught up in the blood thirst of a nation clamoring for justice. Her execution helped to strengthen the presumption of innocence principle and further the elimination of the death-penalty verdicts.<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><a alt="" href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098212" name="" rel="nofollow" target="" title="" type="" value="">Roe vs. Wade</a>, the TV movie is a tough find, it probably hasn't been released in some time. All I could find was a <a alt="" name="" rel="nofollow" target="" title="" type="" value="">1990s LaserDisc version.</a> I am conflicted on including <a alt="" href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098212" name="" rel="nofollow" target="" title="" type="" value="">Roe vs. Wade</a>, as a new&nbsp;<a alt="" href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8639326/?ref_=ttfc_fc_tt" name="" rel="nofollow" target="" title="" type="" value="">Roe v. Wade</a> just finished filming. Despite, the two Golden Globe nominations, it sounds like NBC was concerned about controversy and bad press.<br /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><a alt="" href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098212" name="" rel="nofollow" target="" title="" type="" value=""><b>Roe vs. Wade</b></a><b>, the&nbsp; 1989 TV movie </b><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" />"The script was rewritten seventeen times because network censors did not want the end result appearing as overly prochoice. Scriptwriter Alison Cross in particular was forced to mollify the prochoice lawyer’s image and portray a better case for those opposing abortion. NBC also deleted a scene showing some of the blood and filth of an illegal abortion mill.<a alt="" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roe_vs._Wade_(film)#cite_note-3" name="" rel="nofollow" target="" title="" type="" value="">[3]"</a><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /> 2