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Long running (1990-2010) American police/legal procedural concentrating on the work of both the police investigating crimes and the district attorneys prosecuting the perpetrators.

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To what extent were Jack McCoy's closing arguments ad-libbed?

Many episodes of Law & Order culminate with a passionate closing argument delivered by Jack McCoy. Often, these aren't merely dramatic speeches, nor are they just doing the work of advancing the ...
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Were any Law & Order actors real law enforcement officers or attorneys?

In the Law & Order series (including the sister series SVU and Criminal Intent), were any of the cast actual attorneys in the past, or had they been in actual law enforcement as officers or ...
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Did Law & Order ever feature a US Supreme Court trial?

Has any episode of the original Law & Order (1990-2010) featured an appearance before the US Supreme Court? There are numerous episodes where McCoy appears before the NY Supreme Court, but has ...
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How realistic is the depiction of court proceedings in Law & Order?

I am wondering, how accurate is the depiction of the court proceedings in Law & Order? By this I mean the vocabulary they use, and also if the sentences they make using that (legal) vocabulary ...
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Are there any September 11, 2001 references in the Law and Order 2001-02 season?

September 11, 2001 was a tragedy to the World, the United States, and the cities of Washington DC, and New York. The West Wing, based in Washington, immediately came out with an episode, written by ...
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Was Assistant DA Serena Southerlyn known to be gay before her exit on the show?

Assistant D.A. Serena Southerlyn was a character for 4 seasons on Law and Order played by Elisabeth Rohm during the years 2001 through 2005. The character became unexpectedly pro-defense during her ...
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