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Published: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 11:16:08 +0000

 



What Pro-Life vs. Pro-Choice Supporters Believe

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

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?

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

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



8 Worst Presidents From a Civil Liberties...

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

The 8 worst presidents ever on civil liberties issues.



7 Reasons Marijuana is Illegal in Most Places

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

Why is marijuana illegal? Find out inside.



12 Common Types of Oppression and Their Origins

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

12 common types of oppression and their origins.



Imperial Presidency 101 - Unitary Executive...

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

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



Why is the Bill of Rights So Important?

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

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



What is the History of the War on Drugs?

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

A timeline history of the War on Drugs.



Is feminism relevant?

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

Is feminism relevant? Tom Head looks at the question.



Abortion Rights and the Woman's Right to Choose

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

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



How Interracial Marriage Laws Have Changed...

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

A timeline history of interracial marriage laws.



8 Reasons Marijuana Should Be Legal

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

8 reasons why marijuana should be legalized.



7 Reasons Racial Profiling Is Ineffective

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

The top 7 arguments against racial profiling.



Does a Fetus Have Rights?

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

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



The History of Racial Profiling in the United...

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

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



Second Amendment Timeline: History of Gun...

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

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



What's in The Bill of Rights?

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

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

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

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



Why Abortion Is Different Than Murder

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

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?

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

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



Where Did the Right to Privacy Come From?

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

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



A Short History of Feminism in America

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

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



Freedom of Speech in the United States

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

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



What is Illegal Immigration?

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

What is illegal question? Tom Head explains.



The Right to Marry – An Explanation of...

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

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



10 Racist Supreme Court Rulings

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

Ten astonishingly racist Supreme Court rulings.



Fifth Amendment Supreme Court Cases

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

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.



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

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

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



8 Arguments Against Immigration Reform

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

8 common arguments against immigration reform, with responses.



5 Common Arguments for the Death Penalty

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

Debunking five common arguments in favor of the death penalty.



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

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

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 If Roe v. Wade Were Overturned?

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

What would happen if Roe v. Wade were overturned?






Supreme Court Self-Incrimination Cases

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

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



A Breakdown of DC v. Heller

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

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



6 Major U.S. Supreme Court Hate Speech Cases

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

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



5 Reasons Why Laws Exist

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

A description of the five major reasons why laws exist.



Obscenity in the United States

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

A timeline history of obscenity in the United States.



Ninth Amendment Supreme Court Cases

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

Supreme Court cases dealing with the Ninth Amendment.



The British Violations That Caused the American...

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

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



Marijuana Laws in the United States

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

A timeline history of marijuana laws in the United States.



Learn about the Ancient History of Abortion

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

When did abortion begin? Civil Liberties.



Why is Alcohol Legal?

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

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



Timeline and History of Desegregation in the US

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

A timeline history of desegregation in the United States.



Landmark Death Penalty Cases, Supreme Court

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

An overview of landmark Supreme Court death penalty cases.



Third-Wave Feminism

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

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



The Miller Test, Obscenity and the First...

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

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 Much Does it Cost to Get an Abortion?

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

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



The Fourteenth Amendment

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

Supreme Court cases dealing with the Fourteenth Amendment.



McLaughlin v. State of Florida (1964)

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

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



Types of Executions

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

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



Illegal Immigrants or Undocumented Immigrants?

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

Why I use the term. Civil Liberties.



Censorship in the United States

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

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 Are Your 1st Amendment Rights?

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

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



Key Facts About the War on Drugs

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

Facts about the War on Drugs. Civil Liberties.



American Xenophobia

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

A short illustrated history of xenophobia in the United States.



What Are the Human Rights Violations in North...

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

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.



What Is Institutional Racism and How Is It...

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

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McDonald v. Chicago

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

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



Why Protest Events Are Not a Waste of Time

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

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.



What Kind of Libertarian Are You?

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

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!



Marijuana Supreme Court Cases

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

How will future Supreme Court cases address marijuana?



What Does the Bible Say about Abortion?

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

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



Why Do We Need Government?

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

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



5 Arguments Against Separation of Church and...

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

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



What is the Actual Text of The Second Amendment?

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

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



Double Jeopardy and the Supreme Court

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

Supreme Court cases dealing with double jeopardy.



The History and Meaning of the Posse Comitatus...

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

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The Second Amendment and Gun Control

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

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



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

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

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



The Religious Right

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

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.



What is Community Organizing?

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

Community organizing is often criticized but seldom understood.



How The American Gay Rights Movement Has Played...

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

An illustrated history of the American gay rights movement.



3 Most Common Views in the Abortion Debate

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

The three most common opinions and views on abortion rights.



4 Reasons to Support Same-Sex Marriage

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

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.



A Definition of Ciswoman -- Understanding...

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

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Gun Rights Under President George W. Bush

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

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.



The Idea of Nature

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z







History of the Imperial Presidency

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

A timeline history of the imperial presidency.



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

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

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History of Transgender Rights in the United...

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

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



Supreme Court Cases Dealing with Pornography

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

Supreme Court cases dealing with pornography.



What Is the Definition of Abortion?

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

What is abortion? Find out here.






5 Questions About Transgender Rights

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

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






National Association for the Advancement of...

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

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



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

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

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.



History of Pornography

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

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



What You Should Know about the 8th Amendment

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

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



The Civil Rights Acts

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

The eight Civil Rights Acts, from 1866 to 1991.



Timeline and History of the Religious Right

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

A timeline history of the Religious Right.






What Is Heteronormativity and How Is It Damaging?

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

What is heteronormativity? Read this definition.



Gun Rights Under President Bill Clinton

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

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.



Gay Marriage or Same-Sex Marriage?

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

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What Are the Gun Laws in New York?

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

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



The Right to Die Movement

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

A timeline history of the right to die movement.



History of the Exclusionary Rule

2017-01-22T11:16:08Z

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