Just when you thought that things couldn't get any worse for 'Jon & Kate Plus 8' stars Jon and Kate Gosselin in their legal battle over the show and their children, they've something even more powerful than our nation's judicial system: the long arm of the fictional law on 'Law & Order'.

Since the debut of the franchise, 'Law & Order' (and its spin-off shows) have specialized in stories that are ripped from the headlines. And historically, some of the biggest headlines -- and biggest episodes -- have resulted from cases involving celebrities. The show lampooned Jon and Kate in the October 16 episode, and we thought we'd take a look back at some of the more interesting attempts 'Law & Order' has made over the years to argue their cases in the most powerful venue of all: the court of public opinion.