Using Virginia cases–and the stories of the people behind them–You Have No Right: Law and Justice will demonstrate how the law affects individuals directly and how people have used the law to achieve political and social goals. Using original records and electronic resources to convey the themes of human rights, citizenship, and the rule of law in a lively and engaging presentation, visitors will explore questions about citizenship, marriage rights, eminent domain, and why prosecutors have to prove guilt and defense lawyers don't have to prove innocence.
To empower archivists and curatorial staff to increase accessibility of collections on the Web for our audiences, the Library of Virginia is experimenting with open source Web platforms. For You Have No Right: Law and Justice in Virginia, the LVA chose Omeka, an open source tool developed by the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. The platform allows anyone with no special technical skills to create a Web site to build digital exhibitions. Omeka.net is a hosted solution outgrowth of the Omeka project and as such resides on the GMU servers.