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Legal Moments at the Movie House

April 2013

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"If the South is right, what are we to do with that embarrassing, annoying document, the Declaration of Independence? What of its conceits? 'All men created equal.'"

-Former President John Quincy Adams (Anthony Hopkins) argues before the U.S. Supreme Court for the end of American slavery and the freedom of West Africans kidnapped, sold into slavery, and illegally brought over by ship in 1839 in the film Amistad (1997).

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