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    Shakespeare and Rules of War

    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and theater director Liesl Tommy were among the panelists at a discussion on the role of the rules of war in the Shakespearean canon and what modern lessons on war…

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    Law and Romeo and Juliet

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito served as chief judge in the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s mock trial of Friar Laurence for the wrongful deaths of Romeo and Juliet in a suit brought by their parents.…

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    1984 Mock Trial

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg presided over the mock trial of Winston vs. Oceania, a case based on George Orwell’s book, 1984. Justice Ginsburg is joined by a panel of judges including Justice Stephen Breyer and…

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    Judgment at Agincourt

    Supreme Court justices and federal judges participated in a moot court trial on the actions of King Henry V at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415. The court heard an appeal of a ruling that Henry V was…

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    Inheritance Rights of Richard III

    Litigants argued a case involving the inheritance rights of the Shakespearean character and historical figure, Richard III of England. The 15th century king of England was accused of…

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    Trial of Hamlet

    In a mock trial, the title character of Shakespeare’s Hamlet was tried for the murder of the king’s attendant, Polonius. The purpose of the trial was to determine the mental state of the prince at the…

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