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Published: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 11:59:27 +0000

 



What Pro-Life vs. Pro-Choice Supporters Believe

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

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



10 Anti-Abortion Myths

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

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



Why Is Abortion Legal in the US?

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

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



How Interracial Marriage Laws Have Changed...

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

A timeline history of interracial marriage laws.



8 Worst Presidents From a Civil Liberties...

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

The 8 worst presidents ever on civil liberties issues.



7 Reasons Marijuana is Illegal in Most Places

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

Why is marijuana illegal? Find out inside.



8 Reasons Marijuana Should Be Legal

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

8 reasons why marijuana should be legalized.



What Kind of Libertarian Are You?

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

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!



12 Common Types of Oppression and Their Origins

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

12 common types of oppression and their origins.



The History of Racial Profiling in the United...

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

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



5 Common Arguments for the Death Penalty

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

Debunking five common arguments in favor of the death penalty.



6 Major U.S. Supreme Court Hate Speech Cases

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

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



A Short History of Feminism in America

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

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



7 Reasons Racial Profiling Is Ineffective

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

The top 7 arguments against racial profiling.



What's in The Bill of Rights?

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

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.



Why is the Bill of Rights So Important?

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

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



The Fourteenth Amendment

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

Supreme Court cases dealing with the Fourteenth Amendment.



8 Arguments Against Immigration Reform

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

8 common arguments against immigration reform, with responses.



What is Illegal Immigration?

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

What is illegal question? Tom Head explains.



Landmark Death Penalty Cases, Supreme Court

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

An overview of landmark Supreme Court death penalty cases.



Freedom of Speech in the United States

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

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



American Xenophobia

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

A short illustrated history of xenophobia in the United States.



What is the History of the Ku Klux Klan?

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

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



History of the Imperial Presidency

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

A timeline history of the imperial presidency.



Why is Alcohol Legal?

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

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



Where Did the Right to Privacy Come From?

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

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



What Is Institutional Racism and How Is It...

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

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What is the History of the War on Drugs?

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

A timeline history of the War on Drugs.



Top 10 Death Penalty Blogs

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

Looking for blogs on capital punishment, the death penalty, and the Eighth Amendment? Here's a list of ten great ones, including Abolishthe Death Penalty, the Lonely Abolitionist, Project Hope, and more.



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

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

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



5 Reasons Why Laws Exist

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

A description of the five major reasons why laws exist.



History of the Exclusionary Rule

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

A timeline history of U.S. Supreme Court cases that articulate the exclusionary rule.



10 Fantastic Pro-Choice Quotes

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

Ten quotes that remind me why I'm pro-choice.



National Association for the Advancement of...

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

No organization has done more to promote civil liberties in the United States than the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.



10 Racist Supreme Court Rulings

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

Ten astonishingly racist Supreme Court rulings.



Timeline and History of Desegregation in the US

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

A timeline history of desegregation in the United States.



Third-Wave Feminism

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

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



Censorship in the United States

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

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.



Learn about the Ancient History of Abortion

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

When did abortion begin? Civil Liberties.



Fifth Amendment Supreme Court Cases

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

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.



What Are Your 1st Amendment Rights?

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

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



Does a Fetus Have Rights?

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

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



Marijuana Supreme Court Cases

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

How will future Supreme Court cases address marijuana?



Illegal Immigrants or Undocumented Immigrants?

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

Why I use the term. Civil Liberties.



The Libertarian Party's Platform at a Glance

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

A look at the Libertarian Party's Platform, including the party's stance on fiscal policy, property rights, public services and corporations.



Ninth Amendment Supreme Court Cases

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

Supreme Court cases dealing with the Ninth Amendment.



The Right to Marry – An Explanation of...

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

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



Waterboarding and Torture

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

Is waterboarding torture? Find out what key policymakers think, and learn the latest on this important civil liberties controversy.



Supreme Court Cases Dealing with Pornography

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

Supreme Court cases dealing with pornography.



Is Abortion Legal in Every State?

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

Is abortion legal in every state? It is unless the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade is overturned, but services may be hard to find in some states.



Second Amendment Timeline: History of Gun...

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

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



Reproductive Rights 101

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

Reproductive rights defined and explained in a seven-part illustrated guide.



Jourdon Anderson's Letter to His Old Master

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

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The Democratic Party on Civil Liberties

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

An overview of the Democratic Party and where it stands on civil liberties issues.



A Definition of Ciswoman -- Understanding...

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

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How Much Does it Cost to Get an Abortion?

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

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



Why Protest Events Are Not a Waste of Time

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

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.



McLaughlin v. State of Florida (1964)

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

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



Timeline and History of Freedom of Religion in...

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

A timeline history of religious freedom in the United States.



The Execution of Angel Nieves Diaz

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

The botched lethal injection of Angel Diaz led Florida, and perhaps California and Maryland, to declare moratoria on capital punishment while courts and commissions examine the constitutionality of existing lethal injection protocols.



Key Facts About the War on Drugs

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

Facts about the War on Drugs. Civil Liberties.



Gay Marriage or Same-Sex Marriage?

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

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

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

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.



10 Really Bad Arguments Against Same-Sex Marriage

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

The American Family Association has published ten arguments against same-sex marriage. Unfortunately for the AFA, none of these arguments hold water.



History of Pornography

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

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



3 Most Common Views in the Abortion Debate

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

The three most common opinions and views on abortion rights.



What is the Bill of Rights?

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

What is the Bill of Rights? Find out here.



The Second Amendment and Gun Control

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

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



Types of Executions

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

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



What Is the Definition of Abortion?

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

What is abortion? Find out here.



10 Fantastic Blogs on Feminism and Women's Rights

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

Looking for blogs on feminism, women's rights, and civil liberties? Here's a list of ten great ones.



5 Questions About Transgender Rights

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

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



How The American Gay Rights Movement Has Played...

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

An illustrated history of the American gay rights movement.



A Brief History of the Death Penalty in the US

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

A short timeline history of the death penalty (capital punishment) in the United States.



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

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

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Timeline and History of Marriage Rights

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

A timeline history of laws affecting marriage rights.



Supreme Court Self-Incrimination Cases

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

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



So where do civil liberties fit in on the...

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

So where do civil liberties fit in on the political map, anyway?



What Are Human Rights?

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

Those rights that are considered universal to humanity, regardless of citizenship,ethnicity, gender, etc. The phrase first gained wide usage in English due to the abolitionist movement



The Miller Test, Obscenity and the First...

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

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).



What is the Actual Text of The Second Amendment?

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

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



Gun Rights Under President George W. Bush

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

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.



History of Transgender Rights in the United...

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

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



Why Abortion Is Different Than Murder

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

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



Freedom of the Press in the United States

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

A timeline history of press freedom in the United States.



Top 10 "Obscene" Literary Classics

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

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



7 Reasons to Vote for Obama over Romney

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

Obama vs. Romney on civil liberties. 7 reasons to vote for Barack Obama rather than Mitt Romney.



What Are the Gun Laws in Missouri?

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

Gun rights in Missouri. Learn more about gun rights in Missouri in this overview of gun laws in Missouri. From Missouri gun control to Missouri handgun laws, this is intended as a brief guide for Missouri gun owners.



4 Reasons to Support Same-Sex Marriage

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

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.



The History and Meaning of the Posse Comitatus...

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

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Obscenity in the United States

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

A timeline history of obscenity in the United States.



The Rehnquist Court: A Short Reference Guide

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

Short reference guide to the Rehnquist Court. Includes key bios, a timeline, and quotes.



What Gender is Not

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

What gender is not: Seven things that don't define gender.



Oregon Gun Rights

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

Gun rights in Oregon. Learn more about gun rights in Oregon in this overview of gun laws in Oregon. From Oregon gun control to Oregon handgun laws, this is intended as a brief guide for Oregon gun owners.



Indecency and the FCC

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

A timeline history of the FCC and broadcast indecency decisions.



Does the 2nd Amendment Protect the Individual...

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

Does the Second Amendment protect the right to bear arms? The debate hinges on the meaning of two commas.



The Pace That Killed

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

The history of cocaine raises difficult questions, and this timeline doesn't answer them.



10 Quotes on Censorship

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

Censorship offends both the speaker and the audience. Both are interrupted; both are deprived of their autonomy; both are treated, by the censor's pen, as unworthy of having a conversation with each other.



History of Torture in the United States

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

A timeline documenting the history of torture in the United States.



Sexual Orientation

2017-03-13T11:59:27Z

The definition of the word sexual orientation.