The pelican breif

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The movie I had to review for criminal law and procedure is the "Pelican Brief." At first I was unhappy to get this movie because I have never heard of it before. After watching it I was glad to get a movie that was interesting to me.

The plot of the movie is as follows: In the opening scene of the movie they show Denzel Washington who is a reporter named Gray Grantham interviewing a Supreme Court Justice named Rosenberg.

Then a scene later they show Darby Shaw, who is Louisiana, in a law class. The next thing that happens is a person who's name was not given goes to a hotel and was given an envelope with a picture of all the Supreme Court Justices in it and just two of them circled.

About Two minutes later both of them were murdered. One of them in his house and the other one in a adult cinema.

Then they show Darby in the house of her law professor whose name was Thomas Calahan. Who happened to be a clerk for Justice Rosenberg. Shaw then tells her professor who she is having an affair with that she is going to try and find out who murdered them. They show the President talking with his advisor and they are saying if the FBI can not solve who killed the Justices then maybe they should get someone else.

After a while they go back to Gray who is on the telephone, with an unknown person at the time, and is talking about the murders and the person on the telephone is saying that he knows who killed the Justices. He traces the phone call to a pay phone and then goes there and takes pictures of him, which comes in...