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February 20, 2006

A movie about the federal sentencing guidelines?

I just saw this press release about a new movie, entitled "The System Within," which apparently has the federal sentencing guidelines as an important character:

The System Within, set in contemporary America, explores the realities of being imprisoned by Federal Conspiracy Laws and trapped by unjust sentencing guidelines.... The System Within will reveal how corporations profit from racial profiling, negative capitalism, institutional slavery, while stripping youth of economic alternatives and moral values.

Of course, long-time readers may recall this personal favorite post about "How the Blakely saga would get resolved in Hollywood."  Also, in a galaxy not so far away, I had this post suggesting a hollywood pitch for a law-themed disaster movie.

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PBS has been running a miniseries of Charles Dickens' "Bleak House," about a lawsuit that drags on for generations, vastly longer and more expensive than is needed for a fair resolution of the issues.

A remake set in modern America would be titled Big House, and it would be about a capital habeas case.

Posted by: Kent Scheidegger | Feb 20, 2006 1:19:45 PM

This movie looks like a dud -- here's the site:


Posted by: J Levin | Feb 20, 2006 7:22:25 PM

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