This special report on the Civil War focuses on notable Supreme Court cases from that era — as well as a movie by Robert Redford about a ­conspiracy prosecution arising from the Lincoln assassination.
 
On the occasion of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War,  The National Law Journal‘s Tony Mauro interviewed New York Law School dean emeritus James Simon about the Supreme Court and the Civil War. 
 
In Redford’s film, parallels to the present
The director discusses his new movie The Conspirator and role of lawyers in protecting fundamental civil rights.
 
 
 NLJ VIDEO: Mary Surratt’s lawyer  
Historians discuss the facts behind Robert Redford’s new film and the attorney who defended the sole woman charged with conspiracy to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln.