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Published: Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:12:08 +0000

 



The History of Anti-Flag Burning Laws In the U.S.

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

Information about laws banning the burning and other desecration of the American flag, Texas v. Johnson, the Flag Protection Act, and the Flag Desecration Amendment.



What Pro-Life vs. Pro-Choice Supporters Believe

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

The pro-life vs. pro-choice debate is central to American social policy, religion and culture. Find out what each side believes.



Why Is Abortion Legal in the US?

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

Why is abortion legal in the United States? Tom Head explains.



Freedom of Speech in the United States

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

A timeline history of freedom of speech in the United States.



7 Reasons Marijuana is Illegal in Most Places

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

Why is marijuana illegal? Find out inside.



8 Worst Presidents From a Civil Liberties...

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

The 8 worst presidents ever on civil liberties issues.



12 Common Types of Oppression and Their Origins

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

12 common types of oppression and their origins.



What is the History of the War on Drugs?

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

A timeline history of the War on Drugs.



Is feminism relevant?

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

Is feminism relevant? Tom Head looks at the question.



7 Reasons Racial Profiling Is Ineffective

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

The top 7 arguments against racial profiling.



Abortion Rights and the Woman's Right to Choose

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

Abortion rights explained from a civil liberties perspective. Includes links to rulings, quotations, and relevant organizations.



The History of Racial Profiling in the United...

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

History of Racial Profiling - An Illustrated History of Racial Profiling in the United States



8 Reasons Marijuana Should Be Legal

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

8 reasons why marijuana should be legalized.



How Interracial Marriage Laws Have Changed...

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

A timeline history of interracial marriage laws.



What's in The Bill of Rights?

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

The Bill of Rights, as we call the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution, is the centerpiece of the civil liberties debate in the United States.



10 Anti-Abortion Myths

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

A list of ten persistent myths spread by some activists within the anti-abortion movement.



Second Amendment Timeline: History of Gun...

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

A guide to important dates in America's gun rights history. Learn the timeline of the Second Amendment and the challenges to gun rights.



Why is the Bill of Rights So Important?

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

The importance of the Bill of Rights isn't as obvious as it might first appear.



Does a Fetus Have Rights?

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

Does the fetus have rights? Yes, up to a point.



Imperial Presidency 101 - Unitary Executive...

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

A profile of the concept of the imperial presidency and the unitary executive theory.



The Right to Marry – An Explanation of...

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

Marriage is established as a civil right by the Fourteenth Amendment. But does this apply to same-sex marriages? Read more to find out.



A Short History of Feminism in America

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

A history of feminism in the United States. Includes illustrations and links to further resources on specific events.



What is Illegal Immigration?

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

What is illegal question? Tom Head explains.



5 Common Arguments for the Death Penalty

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

Debunking five common arguments in favor of the death penalty.



Where Did the Right to Privacy Come From?

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

Where did the right to privacy come from? This timeline explores the origins of the right to privacy.



Why Abortion Is Different Than Murder

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

Is abortion murder? Some critics of the procedure say yes, but let's examine that a little more carefully.



What is the History of the Ku Klux Klan?

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

A timeline history of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK), a white supremacist terrorist organization that worked in collusion with Southern segregationist governments.



What If Roe v. Wade Were Overturned?

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

What would happen if Roe v. Wade were overturned?



10 Racist Supreme Court Rulings

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

Ten astonishingly racist Supreme Court rulings.



Landmark Death Penalty Cases, Supreme Court

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

An overview of landmark Supreme Court death penalty cases.



Learn about the Ancient History of Abortion

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

When did abortion begin? Civil Liberties.



Fifth Amendment Supreme Court Cases

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

The Fifth Amendment is arguably the most complex part of the original Bill of Rights. Here is a list of Supreme Court cases dealing with the Fifth Amendment.



8 Arguments Against Immigration Reform

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

8 common arguments against immigration reform, with responses.



Pace v. Alabama - Can a State Ban Interracial...

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

A summary of Pace v. Alabama (1883), the Supreme Court's first interracial marriage case.



Marijuana Laws in the United States

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

A timeline history of marijuana laws in the United States.



6 Major U.S. Supreme Court Hate Speech Cases

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

A list of landmark Supreme Court cases on hate speech and the First Amendment.



A Breakdown of DC v. Heller

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

This article provides background behind the DC handgun case and a look at how the Supreme Court's ruling impacts gun owners nation-wide.



5 Reasons Why Laws Exist

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

A description of the five major reasons why laws exist.



The Evolution of American Civil Liberties

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

A short history of American civil liberties.



Supreme Court Self-Incrimination Cases

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

A short history of Supreme Court cases dealing with self-incrimination.



Why is Alcohol Legal?

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

Alcohol is, without question, our country's deadliest recreational drug - and one of the most addictive. Read six reasons why alcohol is legal.



The Fourteenth Amendment

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

Supreme Court cases dealing with the Fourteenth Amendment.



Obscenity in the United States

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

A timeline history of obscenity in the United States.



Does Hate Crime Legislation Threaten Free Speech?

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

Does hate crime legislation threaten free speech?



Segregationism: A Short Timeline

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

The history of racial segregationism in the United States is hard to pin down, as the key players have generally worked in secret.



Ninth Amendment Supreme Court Cases

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

Supreme Court cases dealing with the Ninth Amendment.



Censorship in the United States

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

The right to free speech is a U.S. tradition, but actually respecting the right to free speech is not. A timeline of censorship in the United States.



What Kind of Libertarian Are You?

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

Looking for information on different types of libertarians, including anarcho-capitalists, civil libertarians, classical liberals, fiscal libertarians, geolibertarians, left-libertarians, libertarian socialists, minarchists, neolibertarians, Objectivists, and paleolibertarians? You've come to the right place!



Timeline and History of Desegregation in the US

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

A timeline history of desegregation in the United States.



Marijuana Supreme Court Cases

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

How will future Supreme Court cases address marijuana?



The British Violations That Caused the American...

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

The Declaration of Independence was an angry, desperate response to British oppression of colonists. The signers objected to 10 British policies.



Third-Wave Feminism

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

Third-wave feminism and the future of the feminist movement.



What Are the Human Rights Violations in North...

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

A human rights profile of the government of North Korea, known as the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), which is guilty of systemic human rights abuses and human rights violations.



Why Protest Events Are Not a Waste of Time

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

Picking up a protest sign and going out to march, in the heat or the cold, is not a very natural thing to do. But it's not a waste of time, and here's why.



How Much Does it Cost to Get an Abortion?

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

How much money does an abortion cost? Learn the average cost of an abortion.



What Are Your 1st Amendment Rights?

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

The First Amendment and its text, origins, and meanings. Includes links to information on specific clauses.



Illegal Immigrants or Undocumented Immigrants?

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

Why I use the term. Civil Liberties.



What Does the Bible Say about Abortion?

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

Abortion is addressed indirectly in the Bible. What does the Bible have to say about the procedure?



McLaughlin v. State of Florida (1964)

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

A summary of McLaughlin v. State of Florida (1964), the Supreme Court's second interracial relationships case.



American Xenophobia

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

A short illustrated history of xenophobia in the United States.



Key Facts About the War on Drugs

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

Facts about the War on Drugs. Civil Liberties.



5 Arguments Against Separation of Church and...

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

The 5 most common arguments against the separation of church and state, with rebuttals.



What is the Actual Text of The Second Amendment?

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

The text, origins, and meaning of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which protects the right to bear arms.



Types of Executions

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

An illustrated guide to various types of execution, capital punishment and death penalty enforcement in use by various governments today.



What Is Institutional Racism and How Is It...

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

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What is Community Organizing?

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

Community organizing is often criticized but seldom understood.



3 Most Common Views in the Abortion Debate

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

The three most common opinions and views on abortion rights.



McDonald v. Chicago

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

In the case of McDonald v. Chicago, the U.S. Supreme Court specifically confirmed the individual right to possess guns under the Second Amendment.



The Miller Test, Obscenity and the First...

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

The Miller test is the standard used by courts to define obscenity. It comes from the Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling in Miller v. California (1973).



How A Pro-2nd Amendment President Supported Gun...

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

Gun rights took a step forward during President Ronald Reagan's administration, but took a step back after his presidency due in part to legislation that he supported. Learn about the important Second Amendment-related measures of the Reagan era, how they related to gun rights, and President Ronald Reagan's stance on them.



What You Should Know about the 8th Amendment

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

The text, origins, and meaning of Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which protects defendants from cruel and unusual punishment.



The Second Amendment and Gun Control

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

Supreme Court cases dealing with the Second Amendment and gun control.



History of Pornography

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

A timeline history of pornography, from 5200 BCE to the present.



What Is the Definition of Abortion?

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

What is abortion? Find out here.



The History and Meaning of the Posse Comitatus...

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

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What is the Full Text and Meaning of the Fifth...

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

The text, origins, and meaning of the Fifth Amendment, which governs confessions and protects property rights, among other things.



History of Transgender Rights in the United...

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

A timeline history of transgender and transsexual rights in the United States.



4 Reasons to Support Same-Sex Marriage

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

Page 5. The last page of a formidable pro-gay marriage article on legal gay marriage supporting a pro-same sex marriage position in opposition to the Federal Marriage Amendment.



Double Jeopardy and the Supreme Court

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

Supreme Court cases dealing with double jeopardy.



What is the Gun Show Loophole and Why Does it...

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

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State's Rights

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

A timeline history of state's rights.



Why Do We Need Government?

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

Why do we need government? Without it, individuals will create their own, a system political theorists refer to as despotism.



Gun Rights Under President Bill Clinton

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

Gun rights came under fire during the administration of President Bill Clinton. The Clinton administration brought about the Assault Weapons Ban and the Brady Bill, as well as several executive orders that pushed through new gun control measures.



How The American Gay Rights Movement Has Played...

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

An illustrated history of the American gay rights movement.



Comprehensive Immigration Reform

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

Comprehensive immigration reform explained. What is it, and why is it controversial?



Where do we get our rights?

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

Where do we get our rights? Tom Head reflects on the question.



Gun Rights Under President George W. Bush

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

Gun rights took a step forward under the administration of President George W. Bush. A federal ban on assault weapons expired during the administration of George W. Bush and nominations to the U.S. Supreme Court led to two major court victories favoring the Second Amendment. However, President Bush also supported some mild gun control measures.



Miranda Rights and the Miranda Warning

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

A timeline history of Miranda rights and the Miranda warning.



The Religious Right

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

The concept of the Religious Right has always been vaguely insulting towards the tens of millions of evangelical voters who are counted among its ranks.



Supreme Court Cases Dealing with Pornography

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

Supreme Court cases dealing with pornography.



The Right to Die Movement

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

A timeline history of the right to die movement.



Prostitution Isn't Quite the World's Oldest...

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

Prostitution has existed in nearly every civilization on earth, stretching back throughout all of recorded human history.



5 Questions About Transgender Rights

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

Five questions (and answers) about transgender rights. Explains why it's a civil liberties issue, and what you can do to help.



Top 10 "Obscene" Literary Classics

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

Ten great literary classics that were targeted by obscenity trials. Includes James Joyce's



Timeline and History of the Religious Right

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

A timeline history of the Religious Right.



Is Torture Justified?

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

Is torture justified? It isn't necessarily an easy question.



All About Women's Rights Issues

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

An illustrated guide to current women's rights issues.



Do Guns Work Well as a Deterrent to Crime?

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

In recent years, the political debate over gun rights in America has centered on the aspect of self-defense. How often are guns actually used in self-defense? Often, as it turns out.



Who Wrote the First Amendment?

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

Who wrote the First Amendment? Find out inside.



Should human cloning be banned?

2016-12-06T11:12:08Z

Should human cloning be banned? Tom Head weighs the pros and cons.