DOING JUSTICE: The Life and Trials of Arthur Kinoy explores civil rights lawyer Arthur Kinoy's landmark cases which began with the Rosenbergs and continued through Watergate. An attorney and progressive civil rights leader who became a professor of law at the Rutgers School of Law--Newark, Kinoy was one of the founders of the Center for Constitutional Rights and successfully argued before the Supreme Court of the United State. In 1968, Kinoy was removed from a House Committee on Un-American Activities and subsequently convicted of disorderly conduct. The U.S. Court of Appeals overturned the conviction. In 1972, the Supreme Court upheld Kinoy's contention that President Richard M. Nixon had no 'inherent power' to wiretap domestic political organizations. Kinoy was also one of the founders of the Women's Rights Law Reporter.
DOING JUSTICE: The Life and Trials of Arthur Kinoy has helped to inspire the next generation of "people's lawyers". The film has won numerous national awards, including the Best of Festival from the Vermont International Film Festival a CINE Golden Eagle and an ABA Silver Gavel, and was screened at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC, the Oakland Museum and the Film Arts Festival. DOING JUSTICE: The Life and Trials of Arthur Kinoy was televised on Free Speech TV and aired on Democracy Now following Kinoy's death. It was broadcast internationally in Australia and the United Kingdom.