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

Death by Beheading -- An Overview and History of Death by Beheading
A history and description of execution by beheading with a sword or knife; including death at the guillotine, an semi-automated beheading method. Page 7.

Death by Crucifixion -- An Overview and History of Death by Crucifixion-
A history and description of death by crucifixion, including ancient Roman crucifixions; what makes it a particularly cruel execution method. Page 8.

Death by Hanging -- An Overview and History of Death by Hanging
A history description of death by hanging; complications of the method and its association with the murder of African-Americans and Hispanics. Page 5.

Death by Stoning -- An Overview and History of Death by Stoning
A history and description of death by stoning, a form of punishment that is uniquely communal and carried out over a period of several minutes. Page 6.

Firing Squad Executions -- An Overview and History of Firing Squad Executions
A history and description of firing squad executions. Page 4.

An Overview and History of Gas Chamber Executions
A history and description of gas chamber executions, which can be extremely painful, with the prisoner conscious but paralyzed and unable to breathe. Page 2.

An Overview and History of Death by Lethal Injection
The history of death by lethal injection. An account of growing objections to a method that may cause minutes to hours of intense and prolonged pain.

An Overview and History of Electric Chair Executions
A history and description of electric chair executions. LIke other current execution methods, death by electrocution can be prolonged and painful. Page 3.

10 Things George W. Bush Did Right on Civil Liberties
Former President George W. Bush's civil liberties record is mixed, but better than many American recognize, particularly regarding immigration policy.

Civil Liberties Activism and Advocacy - Resources for Activism and Advocacy on Civil Liberties Issues
Civil liberties activism and advocacy tips, with resources on groups that do civil liberties work.

Equal Rights - Civil Rights of Women and Minorities
Links to categories dealing with civil rights issues affecting women and minority groups, including voting rights, immigrants' rights, women's rights, transgender, bisexual, lesbian, and gay rights, rights of racial minorities, rights of the disabled, children's rights, rights of the elderly, and more.

Civil Liberties History and Timelines - History and Timelines Relevant to Civil Liberties
The history of civil liberties and illustrated timelines documenting same.

Civil Liberties Issues and Causes - Issues and Causes Relevant to Civil Liberties
Civil liberties issues and causes that are debated in the United States and abroad.

Profiles - Biographies of Famous People in Civil Liberties
Biographies of famous figures in the history of civil liberties and human rights.

War on Terror - PATRIOT Act - Spygate - Guantanamo Bay - Bush Surveillance
Are you looking for civil liberties information on the War on Terror, President Bush's spygate NSA surveillance program, the PATRIOT Act, Guantanamo Bay, John Ashcroft, Alberto Gonzales, torture warrants, or unitary executive theory? You've come to the right place!

First Amendment Rights - Free Speech, Freedom of the Press, Freedom of Religion, and More
Links to categories dealing with First Amendment rights: freedom of speech, press, and petition, free exercise of religion (freedom of religion), and separation of church and state.

Gender & Sexuality
Civil Liberties.

International Human Rights
Civil Liberties.

Crime and Punishments - Law Enforcement, Arrests, Searches and Seizures, Prisoner's Rights, the Death Penalty, the War on Drugs
Looking for information on law enforcement, criminal justice, search and seizure and Fourth Amendment, Fifth Amendment and self-incrimination, right to a speedy trial, and all related issues (interrogation, detention, fair trials, and so forth), including capital punishment (the death penalty) and the Eighth Amendment, drug policy, and the war on drugs? You've come to the right place.

Introduction to Civil Liberties - Civil Liberties Introduction for Beginners
An introduction to civil liberties, suitable for beginners and experts alike. Explains the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and other relevant documents.

Disability Rights
Adresses the civil liberties of disabled or differently abled individuals, as addressed under the Americans with Disabilities Act and other relevant legislation.

Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide
Civil Liberties.

Free Speech
Deals with freedom of speech issues as addressed under the First Amendment, and past and present controversial free speech legislation such as the Communications Decency Act.

Free Trade and Open Markets - Fair Trade and Global Capitalism - Fiscal Libertarianism and Corporate Deregulation
Looking for information on free trade and open markets, corporate deregulation, fair trade and global capitalism, fiscal libertarianism, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), and the World Trade Organization (WTO)? You've come to the right place!

Civil Liberties FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions About Civil Liberties
Frequently asked questions about American civil liberties.

Immigrants' Rights - The Rights of Undocumented Immigrants and Other Immigrants
The rights of undocumented immigrants and other immigrants in the United States.

Race and Equal Opportunity - Civil Rights, Affirmative Action, and Discrimination
Issues concerning race, racism, and equal opportunity status. Includes information on the Fourteenth Amendment, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other relevant legislation.

Freedom of Religion - Articles About Freedom of Religion
Articles on freedom of religion from About.com: Civil Liberties.

Torture and Extraordinary Rendition - Resources on Torture and Extraordinary Rendition in the Bush Administration's War on Terror
American torture methods and extraordinary rendition used in the War on Terror.

Profiles of U.S. Senators - Political Biographies
Biographies of the members of the United States Senate, past and present, such as Hillary Rodham Clinton, Barack Obama, Harry Reid, and Russ Feingold.

U.S. Supreme Court Biographies - Profiles of Supreme Court Justices
Profiles of judges who sit on the U.S. Supreme Court. Includes or will soon include Chief Justice John Roberts and associate justices Samuel Alito, Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Anthony Kennedy, Antonin Scalia, David Souter, John Paul Stevens, and Clarence Thomas.

Voting - Suffrage, Voting Rights, and Equal Access
Issues affecting voters' rights, including ballot access, intimidation, and e-voting.

Workers' Rights
Civil Liberties.

Gun Rights - The Second Amendment, Gun Control, and the Right to Bear Arms
Articles and resources on gun rights, the Second Amendment, gun control, shoot-first laws, concealed carry laws, and other issues relevant to firearms and firearms ownership.

Libertarian Politics - Libertarianism and the Libertarian Movement - Libertarians
Looking for information on Libertarians, Libertarianism, the Libertarian Party, Michael Badnarik, Harry Browne, and more?

Who's Who in Civil Liberties - A Directory of Who's Who in Civil Liberties
List of people, groups, and institutions in civil liberties.

Abortion
Civil Liberties.

Former Senators - Past U.S. Senators - Political Biographies
Famous politicians who have served in the U.S. Senate, but do not currently hold office there.

Supreme Court Profiles - Associate Justice Samuel Alito Jr.
Articles on Samuel Alito Jr., the newest associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

U.S. Representatives - Members of the U.S. House of Representatives - Congressmen, Congresswomen
Biographies of the members of the United States House of Representatives, past and present, who are sometimes referred to as congressmen/congresswomen.

Capital Punishment - The Death Penalty - Eighth Amendment
The United States is one of the few secular democracies that still enforces the death penalty and executes prisoners. Is capital punishment an effective policy, or just an appeal to revenge?

Drug Policy
Civil Liberties.

Europe - Civil Liberties in Europe
Information and resources on civil liberties issues in Europe. Countries profiled include Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic (formerly Czechoslovakia), Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Macedonia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia and Montenegro, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom (including England and Scotland).

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An index of categories in the

History of Sex and Civil Liberties
A timeline history of sex and civil liberties in the United States.

History of Sodomy Laws in the United States
A timeline history of sodomy laws in the United States.

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

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

History of Reproductive Rights in the United States
A timeline history of reproductive rights in the United States.

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

Freedom of Assembly in the United States
A timeline history of freedom of assembly in the United States.

Human Rights History and Timeline
A history and timeline of human rights, with emphasis on human rights documents.

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

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

History of the Civil Rights Era (1954-1968) - The Civil Rights Movement and the End of Jim Crow
U.S. participation in the international slave trade ended in 1808, but the institution of chattel slavery dragged on in the United States for another 57 years and ended only after a massive and bloody regional civil war. Page 5.

An Illustrated History of the Early Civil Rights Movement (1921-1953) - Early Civil Rights Movement
U.S. participation in the international slave trade ended in 1808, but the institution of chattel slavery dragged on in the United States for another 57 years and ended only after a massive and bloody regional civil war. Page 4.

The Modern Civil Rights Movement (1993-) - An Overview of the Modern Civil Rights Movement
U.S. participation in the international slave trade ended in 1808, but the institution of chattel slavery dragged on in the United States for another 57 years and ended only after a massive and bloody regional civil war. Page 7.

An Illustrated History of the Early Jim Crow Era (1866-1920) - Early Jim Crow in the United States
U.S. participation in the international slave trade ended in 1808, but the institution of chattel slavery dragged on in the United States for another 57 years and ended only after a massive and bloody regional civil war. Page 3.

A History of the Civil Rights Backlash (1969-1992) - History of the Civil Rights Backlash
U.S. participation in the international slave trade ended in 1808, but the institution of chattel slavery dragged on in the United States for another 57 years and ended only after a massive and bloody regional civil war. Page 6.

COINTELPRO (1956-1971) - The FBI's COINTELPRO Program
The FBI used its COINTELPRO program to monitor hate groups and civil rights organizations alike. Page 4.

Government Surveillance and the Fourth Amendment
An overview of government surveillance and the Fourth Amendment.

Government Surveillance and the Right to Privacy
Does the implicit right to privacy protect us from government surveillance? Page 2.

The PATRIOT Act II - What is the PATRIOT Act II and Was It Ever Implemented
What was the PATRIOT Act II? Was it ever implemented? Page 7.

Project Echelon (1947-present) - What is Project Echelon
For more than 60 years, Project Echelon has been a mysterious part of our government's intelligence-gathering network. Page 3.

The Spygate Surveillance Program (2001-present- Spygate and the Bush Administration
In December 2005, the New York Times revealed that the Bush administration had been conducting illegal warrantless surveillance through the National Security Agency. Page 5.

The Total Information Awareness Program - Total Information Awareness and Your Civil Liberties
What was the Total Information Awareness program? Is it still in effect? Page 6.

Abortion Rights and the Woman's Right to Choose
Abortion rights explained from a civil liberties perspective. Includes links to rulings, quotations, and relevant organizations.

An Illustrated History of Slavery in the United States (1808-1865) - History of Slavery in the United States
U.S. participation in the international slave trade ended in 1808, but the institution of chattel slavery dragged on in the United States for another 57 years and ended only after a massive and bloody regional civil war. Page 2.

An Illustrated History of the Atlantic Slave Trade in America (1528-1807) - History of the Atlantic Slave Trade in America
By the time European explorers began to colonize the New World in the 15th and 16th centuries, African slavery had already been accepted as a fact of life. For centuries, white European culture was built on the idea that when you see a dark-skinned person, her or his primary purpose is to be a subservient laborer. American and European society has only slowly moved away from this dynamic, and as a result we all still live under a disproportionately race-based system of social stratification.

History of Black Civil Rights in America
An illustrated history of black civil rights in America, from 1528 to the present day.

Government Surveillance Programs - An Illustrated Guide
Watch the skies! This illustrated guide walks you through the most unnerving government surveillance programs in U.S. history.

The PATRIOT Act and Civil Liberties - A Guide to the PATRIOT Act and Its Civil Liberties Implications
A guide to the PATRIOT Act and its civil liberties implications. Page 2.

Privacy After 9/11 - A Guide to Privacy After 9/11
A complete guide to privacy after 9/11, including government surveillance scandals involving wiretapping, telephone databases, and mail searches. Page 3.

Racial Profiling and Terrorism - A Guide to Anti-Arab Racial Profiling and Terrorism
A guide to racial profiling and terrorism in the War on Terror. Page 4.

The Rights of Guantanamo Detainees - A Guide to the Rights of Guantanamo Bay Detainees
A guide to the rights of Guantanamo Bay detainees. Page 5.

Biographies of Current Supreme Court Justices
Profiles of current Supreme Court justices.

American Torture - An Overview of American Torture in the War on Terror
An overview of American torture in the War on Terror.

Civil Liberties in the War on Terror
An illustrated guide to civil liberties in the war on terror.

Lesbian and Gay Rights - Anti-Gay Hate Crime Prevention
Information on efforts (and non-efforts) to address hate crimes committed on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Gay Marriage and Civil Unions - A Guide to Gay Marriage from a Civil Rights Perspective
Information on gay marriage and civil unions from a civil rights perspective. Page 3.

Lesbian and Gay Rights - Blood, Sperm, and Bone Marrow Donations
Information on current policies preventing gay men from donating blood and other tissues. Page 2.

Lesbian and Gay Rights - Gay Adoption Rights
Civil rights issues affecting same-sex couples who are attempting to adopt. Page 4.

Lesbian and Gay Rights - Sodomy Laws
An overview of anti-gay U.S. laws banning sodomy and other forms of

An Illustrated Guide to Lesbian and Gay Rights Issues
An illustrated guide to lesbian and gay rights issues, with links to articles on gay rights and gay rights bills.

Justice Anthony Kennedy - Biography of Anthony M. Kennedy, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
A biography of Anthony M. Kennedy, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Page 5.

Justice Antonin Scalia - Biography of Antonin Scalia, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
A biography of Antonin Scalia, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Page 6.

Justice Clarence Thomas - Biography of Clarence Thomas, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
A biography of Clarence Thomas, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Page 9.

Justice David Souter - Biography of David H. Souter, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
A biography of David H. Souter, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Page 7.

Justice John Paul Stevens - Biography of John Paul Stevens, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
A biography of John Paul Stevens, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Page 8.

Chief Justice John Roberts - Biography of John Roberts, Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
A biography of John G. Roberts, current Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg - A Biography of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
A biography of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Page 4.

Justice Samuel Alito - Biography of Samuel Alito, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
A biography of Samuel Alito, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Page 2.

Justice Stephen Breyer - Biography of Stephen Breyer, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
A biography of Stephen Breyer, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Page 3.

Biographies of Current Supreme Court Justices
Illustrated biographies of current U.S. Supreme Court justices.

Ross Barnett, Mississippi Governer - Biography
Biography of Ross Barnett, governor of Mississippi from 1961 to 1965.

Gay Marriage or Same-Sex Marriage?
Why I now use the term

What Are Civil Unions? - Definition
Definition of civil unions. Civil Liberties.

Libertarian Socialism - Definition
Definition of the term

Nativism - Civil Liberty Glossary Definition
Definition of the term nativism.

Hillary Clinton on Civil Liberties
An overview of Hillary Clinton's positions on key civil liberties issues.

Pace v. Alabama - Can a State Ban Interracial Marriage?
A summary of Pace v. Alabama (1883), the Supreme Court's first interracial marriage case.

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

The Shooting Death of Oscar Grant
On New Year's Day 2009, 22-year-old Oscar Grant was handcuffed, restrained, and fatally shot in the back by Oakland police officers.

Iranian Human Rights Violations
A human rights profile of the government of Iran, which is guilty of systemic human rights abuses and human rights violations.

National Rifle Association (NRA) - Profile
A profile of the National Rifle Association (NRA).

President Barack Obama and Gun Rights
The administration of President Barack Obama has been largely neutral on the issue of gun rights, despite a heightened fear from pro-gun advocates in the run-up to the 2008 election. Learn about Obama's record on guns that led to that fear and the Obama administration's position on such issues as assault weapons, background checks and data reporting of gun sales.

Gun Rights Under President George W. Bush
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.

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

Women Excercise Gun Rights in Increasing Numbers
An increasing number of women are buying guns for self-defense and other purposes. Read about studies showing the number of women who own guns on the rise, and how those women are becoming more visible on a scene stereotypically dominated by males.

Profile: Deacons for Defense and Justice
Guns played an instrumental role in the civil rights era. In retaliation to attacks from the Ku Klux Klan and other factions, a group of African-American military veterans formed Deacons for Defense and Justice to provide armed self-defense for civil rights workers.

Reasons to Support Same-Sex Marriage
A formidable pro-gay marriage article on legal gay marriage supporting a pro-same sex marriage position in opposition to the Federal Marriage Amendment.

4 Reasons to Support Same-Sex Marriage
Page two 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. Page 2.

Federal Marriage Amendment - Civil Liberties
Pro-gay marriage article on legal gay marriage supporting a pro-same sex marriage position in opposition to the Federal Marriage Amendment. Page 3.

Four Reasons to Support Gay Marriage
Page four 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. Page 4.

Four Reasons to Support Same-Sex Marriage
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.

Roe v. Wade (1973): The Supreme Court's Majority Ruling
Looking for the text of the Supreme Court's ruling in Roe v. Wade (1973), the case that made abortion legal in the United States? Here it is!

Excerpts from Roe v. Wade (1973) - The Supreme Court's Case for Abortion: The Court Looks at Three Anti-Abortion Arguments
In this excerpt from Roe v. Wade (1973), the U.S. Supreme Court looks at the three arguments used to support laws banning abortion. Page 2.

Excerpts from Roe v. Wade (1973) - The Supreme Court's Case for Abortion: When Does Life Begin?
In this excerpt from Roe v. Wade (1973), the U.S. Supreme Court looks at the question of when life begins and states its conclusion. Page 4.

Excerpts from Roe v. Wade (1973) - The Supreme Court's Case for Abortion: The Right to Privacy
In this excerpt from Roe v. Wade (1973), the U.S. Supreme Court looks at the concept of a right to privacy. Page 3.

Who Wrote the First Amendment?
Who wrote the First Amendment? Find out inside.

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

Supreme Court Cases Dealing with Pornography
Supreme Court cases dealing with pornography.

Timeline and History of the Religious Right
A timeline history of the Religious Right.

Timeline and History of Desegregation in the US
A timeline history of desegregation in the United States.

Timeline and History of Marriage Rights
A timeline history of laws affecting marriage rights.

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

Landmark Death Penalty Cases, Supreme Court
An overview of landmark Supreme Court death penalty cases.

Timeline and History of Radio Censorship
A timeline history of radio censorship.

Timeline and History of Television Censorship
A timeline history of television censorship.

Timeline and History of Internet Censorship
A short timeline history of Internet censorship.

Timeline and History of Freedom of Religion in the US
A timeline history of religious freedom in the United States.

Timeline and History of the Equal Rights Amendment
A timeline history of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).

Timeline and History of the Illuminati
A timeline history of the Illuminati.

Marijuana Supreme Court Cases
How will future Supreme Court cases address marijuana?

What Rights Does the Second Amendment Protect?
Does the Second Amendment protect the right to bear arms? This article discusses the pros and cons, along with the results of the Gallup/NCC poll to discuss these rights. Page 2.

Should Cigarettes Be Illegal?
Should Congress place a ban on cigarettes? This article talks about polls results, and the history of trying to ban the sale and smoking of tobacco.

The Poem for Immigrants on the Statue of Liberty
A four-part argument in favor of amnesty for undocumented Mexican-American immigrants.

Immigrant Amnesty and the Rule of Law - Why the Immigrant Amnesty Debate Isn't Really About the Rule of Law
Opponents of immigrant amnesty frequently refer to the

Why Immigrant Amnesty is the Only Fair Response
The history of undocumented Mexican-American immigration in the United States shows us why immigrant amnesty is the only fair response. Page 3.

Why Immigrant Amnesty is the Best Solution to Border Security Issues - Border Security Issues and Immigrant Amnesty
The best way to resolve our border security issues is to offer amnesty to undocumented immigrants. Here's why. Page 4.

Smoking Ban - Should Cigarettes Be Illegal?
Does Congress have the power to ban cigarettes and, if so, should it exercise that power? Page 2.

Gun Control - Second Amendment and the Right to Bear Arms
Does the Second Amendment protect the right to bear arms? The debate hinges on the meaning of two commas.

Top 10 "Obscene" Literary Classics - Banned Books
Ten great literary classics that were targeted by obscenity trials. Includes James Joyce's

Institutional Racism (Definition)
Definition of the term. Civil Liberties.

History of U.S. Laws Against Flag Burning
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.

Understanding the Pro-Life vs. Pro-Choice Debate
The pro-life vs pro-choice debate is central to American social policy, religion, and culture. Learn why here.

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

The War Crimes of Iraq's Saddam Hussein
An overview of Saddam Hussein's crimes against humanity. From the time of the July 1978 decree condemning his political enemies to his eventual capture, Iraqi president Saddam Hussein was one of the most brutal dictators on Earth.

Debunking 10 Arguments Against Same-Sex Marriage
The American Family Association has published ten arguments against same-sex marriage. Unfortunately for the AFA, none of these arguments hold water.

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Civil Liberties and Human Rights Issues and Opinion
Get the latest civil liberties and human rights news, debate and discussion. Coverage includes basics, history, activism and causes.

The 24th Amendment - Twenty-Fourth Amendment
Text, origins, and meaning of the 24th Amendment.

Intelligent Design Creationism (IDC) - ID Creationism
Formed in response to the ruling in Edwards v. Aguillard (1987), the Intelligent Design (ID) movement challenged establishment clause precedents.

Infant Circumcision and Human Rights - Does Male Infant Circumcision Violate Human Rights?
Does male infant circumcision violate human rights?

The Bill of Rights - Text, Origins, and Meaning
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.

Heteronormativity - Definition
What is heteronormativity? Read this definition.

Illustrated History of Prostitution
An illustrated timeline documenting the history of prostitution, from ancient Mesopotamia to the present.

History of the Gay Rights Movement - Civil Liberites
An illustrated history of the American gay rights movement.

Top Seven Reasons Why Marijuana Is Illegal
Why is marijuana illegal? Find out inside.

How Much Money Does an Abortion Cost?
How much money does an abortion cost? Learn the average cost of an abortion.

The 8 Worst Presidents in U.S. History
The 8 worst presidents ever on civil liberties issues.

History of Gun Rights - a Timeline of the 2nd Amendment
A guide to important dates in America's gun rights history. Learn the timeline and important dates of the Second Amendment and challenges to gun rights.

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

8 Reasons Why Marijuana Should Be Legalized
8 reasons why marijuana should be legalized.

12 Types of Oppression and Their Origins
12 common types of oppression and their origins.

Gun Rights Under President Ronald Reagan
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.

Arguments Against Racial Profiling
The top 7 arguments against racial profiling.

Interracial Marriage Laws History Timeline
A timeline history of interracial marriage laws.

10 Racist Supreme Court Rulings in U.S. History
Ten astonishingly racist Supreme Court rulings.

Five Major Reasons Why Laws Exist in Society
A description of the five major reasons why laws exist.

Eight Arguments Against Immigration Reform
8 common arguments against immigration reform, with responses.

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

Missouri Gun Rights - Overview of Gun Laws in Missouri
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.

Is Abortion Murder? An Explanation of Why It's Not
Is abortion murder? Some critics of the procedure say yes, but let's examine that a little more carefully.

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

Top 10 Anti-Abortion Myths
A list of ten persistent myths spread by some activists within the anti-abortion movement.

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

Ten Thought-Provoking Pro-Choice Quotes
Ten quotes that remind me why I'm pro-choice.

When Did Abortion Begin? The Ancient History of Abortion
When did abortion begin? Civil Liberties.

What Is Abortion? - Overview and History
What is abortion? Find out here.

Assault Weapons - Classification, Definitions and Laws
Rarely heard of before the mid 1980s, assault weapons have become a major part of America's gun rights debate. Learn about the origin of the assault weapons definition in American politics, the characteristics of assault weapons and how various states have passed laws to regulate assault weapons.

After Roe v. Wade, Is Abortion Legal in Every State?
Is abortion now legal in every state? Tom Head explains.

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

Why Do People Need Government? - Importance Explained
Why do people need government, and why is government important? Tom Head explains.

Human Rights Violations in North Korea
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.

American Torture Techniques Against Detainees
The number one criterion for American torture is that it must leave no physical marks, and psychological torture certainly qualifies.

The Third Wave and the Future of Feminism
Third-wave feminism and the future of the feminist movement.

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

An Overview of Gun Laws in Minnesota
From Minnesota gun control to Minnesota handgun laws, this is intended as a brief overview for Minnesota gun owners.

New York Gun Rights (Overview)
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.

Ninth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution - Text, Context
The text, origins, and meaning of the Ninth Amendment, which protects rights not explicitly specified elsewhere in the Constitution.

Firearm Show Laws by State and "The Gun Show Loophole"
Gun shows are a big part of American tradition, with licensed and unlicensed sellers alike largely unrestricted from selling firearms at the shows. But a political movement is afoot to place further restrictions on the transfer of firearms at gun shows.

Fourth Amendment - the Text, Origins, and Meaning
The text, origins, and meaning of the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

5 Common Pro-Death Penalty Arguments
Debunking five common arguments in favor of the death penalty.

Why Protest Events Are Not a Waste of Time
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.

10 Different Types of Libertarianism
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!

Human Rights - Definition and Description
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

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

10 Top Blogs on Feminism and Women's Rights
Looking for blogs on feminism, women's rights, and civil liberties? Here's a list of ten great ones.

List of Supreme Court Hate Speech Cases
A list of landmark Supreme Court cases on hate speech and the First Amendment.

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

10 British Violations That Caused the American Revolution
A look at the ten British civil liberties violations that helped cause the American Revolution.

Orwellian - Definition of the Word Orwellian
The definition of the word Orwellian.

Undocumented or Illegal Immigrants? Proper Terminology
Why I use the term. Civil Liberties.

Forced Sterilization in the United States
A history of forced sterilization in the United States.

Indiana Gun Rights and Laws - an Overview
Gun rights in Indiana. Learn more about gun rights in Indiana in this overview of gun laws in Indiana. From Indiana gun control to Indiana handgun laws, this is intended as a brief guide for Indiana gun owners.

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

Gun Rights and Self-Defense: Using Guns to Deter Crime
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.

Human Cloning Ban? An Ethical Debate
Should human cloning be banned? Tom Head weighs the pros and cons.

Three Common Perspectives on the Abortion Debate
The three most common opinions and views on abortion rights.

What Is Illegal Immigration?
What is illegal question? Tom Head explains.

The Christian Coalition
The Christian Coalition dominated Republican politics during the mid-1990s. What happened to it? Includes quotes, biographies, and a timeline.

An Overview of Gun Rights and Laws in Kentucky
Gun rights in Kentucky. Learn more about gun rights in Kentucky in this overview of gun laws in Kentucky. From Kentucky gun control to Kentucky handgun laws, this is intended as a brief guide for Kentucky gun owners.

The Religious Right - Definition and Issues
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.

Civil Rights of a Fetus - Law, Philosophy and Religion
Does the fetus have rights? Yes, up to a point.

Stare Decisis (Definition)
A legal phrase referring to the obligation of courts to honor past precedents.

Is Marriage a Civil Right? - Civil Liberties Q&A
Why marriage is a civil right, with constitutional references.

Definition of Cisman or Cissexual Man
Definition of a cisman (cissexual man).

Transwoman or Transsexual Woman - Definition
Definition of a transwoman (transsexual woman).

Ciswoman / Cissexual Woman - Definition
Definition of a ciswoman (cissexual woman).

What is the Definition of Theocracy?
What is theocracy? Provides a definition of theocracy.

10 Quotes on Censorship
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.

One Nation, Underrated
See Also: Civil Liberties in the War on TerrorA note to enthusiastic young activists: If this really were a fascist regime, you wouldn't feel comfortable waving

History of Blasphemy Laws
Laws against blasphemy suggest that the government's power has a supernatural component—that the State has been given special authority by God to defend his name. Not surprisingly, these laws have not stood up well to constitutional scrutiny.

History of Anti-Feminism
The American anti-feminist movement has a history that is unlikely, bizarre, and belies its success.

Arguments Against The Separation of Church and State
The 5 most common arguments against the separation of church and state, with rebuttals.

Hate Crime Legislation and Free Speech - Does Hate Crime Legislation Threaten Free Speech?
Does hate crime legislation threaten free speech?

Tenth Amendment - Text, Origins, and Meaning
An explanation of the U.S. Tenth Amendment, which protects states' rights. Includes details about the text, origins, and meaning.

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

History of the Anti-Gay Movement
Grounded in shame and religious fervor and held together by the power of hate, the anti-gay movement has been strange, unpredictable, and terrifying.

George Herbert Walker Bush on Civil Liberties
The presidency of George Herbert Walker Bush, who served from 1989 to 1993.

Wayne LaPierre - Biography of the NRA's Executive Director
A biography of Wayne LaPierre, a career-long employee of the National Rifle Association and long-time executive director and CEO of the NRA. LaPierre has been a staunch supporter of gun rights throughout his career as a political lobbyist and has drawn both praise and criticism as the public spokesman of the NRA.

Importance of Neurodiversity - Types of Brains
Definition of the term neurodiversity.

Who Is Dr. Gary Kleck?
Dr. Gary Kleck's 1993 National Self-Defense Survey single-handedly destroyed a number of arguments for gun control by proving that guns are much more likely to be used in defense of crime than they are to be used to commit crime. Find out more about Dr. Gary Kleck and his self-defense research.

Healthcare as a Human Right - Civics Debate
Is universal health care a human right?

Unitary Executive Theory and the Imperial Presidency
A profile of the concept of the imperial presidency and the unitary executive theory.

Colorado - Gun and Firearm Rights by State
Gun rights in Colorado. Learn more about gun rights in Colorado in this overview of gun laws in Colorado. From Colorado gun control to Colorado handgun laws, this is intended as a brief guide for Colorado gun owners.

History of Slavery Timeline
A timeline history of slavery.

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

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

History of Government Surveillance
An illustrated history of government surveillance programs.

History of Illegal Immigration
A history of undocumented, aka

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

Virginia Gun Rights: Firearm Laws in the Old Dominion State
Gun rights in Virginia. Learn more about gun rights in Virginia in this overview of gun laws in Virginia. From Virginia gun control to Virginia handgun laws, this is intended as a brief guide for Virginia gun owners.

The War on Drugs - Key Facts
Facts about the War on Drugs. Civil Liberties.

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

Wyoming Gun Rights - Firearm Laws in the Equality State
Gun rights in Wyoming. Learn more about gun rights in Wyoming in this overview of gun laws in Wyoming. From Wyoming gun control to Wyoming handgun laws, this is intended as a brief guide for Wyoming gun owners.

The Miller Test - Defining Obscenity
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)

Kansas Gun Rights and Gun Laws
Kansas is a shall-issue state. Local officials are required to issue concealed carry permits to qualified applicants. Kansas has a castle law. Etc

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

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

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

6 Arguments for Prayer in Public Schools
Six common arguments used to support prayer in public schools, with responses.

All About Racial Discrimination
An illustrated guide to present-day civil rights issues and racial discrimination.

Lawrence v. Texas Supreme Court Summary
A summary of Lawrence v. Texas (2003), the Supreme Court case legalizing gay sex.

The Start of Restricted Gun Rights in the US
Have you ever wondered when and where gunowners' rights were first restricted in America? Read about Georgia's handgun ban in 1837, the nation's first gun control law, and what ultimately resulted from it.

Voter Caging as a Voter Suppression Tactic
Voter caging has been used by the Republican Party since at least 1981, according to the Washington Post, and is still in use today.

Louisiana Gun Rights and Laws
From Louisiana gun control to Louisiana handgun laws, this is intended as a brief guide for Louisiana gun owners educators.

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

What if Roe v. Wade Were Overturned?
What would happen if Roe v. Wade were overturned?

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

History of Press Freedom in the United States
A timeline history of press freedom in the United States.

An Overview of Gun Laws and Rights in Iowa
Gun rights in Iowa. Learn more about gun rights in Iowa in this overview of gun laws in Iowa. From Iowa gun control to Iowa handgun laws, this is intended as a brief guide for Iowa gun owners.

How Christianity Looks at the Death Penalty
How is the death penalty viewed within Christianity? How have Christian perspectives on capital punishment changed over time?

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

Is President Barack Obama a Socialist?
Some protesters and pundits have argued that Barack Obama holds a socialist ideology. Are they right?

Why the Death Penalty Is Not Murder
Is the death penalty murder? Civil Liberties.

Profile of Charlton Heston, Gun Rights Movement Icon
A profile of gun rights icon Charlton Heston, iconic actor and president of the National Rifle Association. Heston popularized the saying

All About the Sedition Act of 1918
The text, origins, and meaning of the Sedition Act of 1918.

An Overview of Ohio Gun Laws and Rights
Gun rights in Ohio. Learn more about gun rights in Ohio in this overview of gun laws in Ohio. From Ohio gun control to Ohio handgun laws, this is intended as a brief guide for Ohio gun owners.

What Is Nazism (Nazi)?
Definition of Nazi and Nazism. Civil Liberties.

Ancient History of Marijuana
A detailed timeline of marijuana in ancient history.

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

Mahatma Mohandas K. Gandhi Biography
A biography of. Civil Liberties.

Top 10 Blogs on LGBT Rights and Activism
Looking for blogs on gay rights, LGBT or GLBT rights, gay marriages, civil unions and domestic partnerships, lesbians', gays', bisexuals', and transgender persons' rights, antidiscrimination and nondiscrimination, gay adoptions, and more? Here's a top 10 list, including Good as You, Gay Rights Watch, the Big Gay Picture, and Pam's House Blend.

Concealed Carry - Handgun Permit Requirements
Every U.S. state has different concealed carry laws. Some are Shall Issue while others are May Issue. Learn the different concealed carry laws in America and which states fall under each category.

Transgender Definition
What is transgender status? Read the definition of transgender here.

Fourteenth Amendment Supreme Court Cases
Supreme Court cases dealing with the Fourteenth Amendment.

Famous Electric Chair Executions
People who are well-known for being executed by electrocution in the United States, including Sacco and Vanzetti,Bruno Hauptmann and Ted Bundy.

Double Jeopardy Supreme Court Cases
Supreme Court cases dealing with double jeopardy.

North Carolina - Gun Rights by State
Gun rights in North Carolina. Learn more about gun rights in North Carolina in this overview of gun laws in North Carolina. From North Carolina gun control to North Carolina handgun laws, this is intended as a brief guide for North Carolina gun owners.

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

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

Sexual Orientation - Glossary Definition
The definition of the word sexual orientation.

Civil Liberties - Definition & Examples
Definition of civil liberties.

Gun Rights Under President Bill Clinton
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.

Fourth Amendment Supreme Court Cases
Supreme Court cases dealing with the Fourth Amendment.

An Overview of Gun Laws and Rights in New Mexico
Gun rights in New Mexico. Learn more about gun rights in New Mexico in this overview of gun laws in New Mexico. From New Mexico gun control to New Mexico handgun laws, this is intended as a brief guide for New Mexico gun owners.

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

Gun Laws in Oklahoma
From Oklahoma gun control to Oklahoma handgun laws, this is intended as a brief guide for Oklahoma gun owners.

Xenophobia in the United States
A short illustrated history of xenophobia in the United States.

Transphobia - Definition and Examples
The cause of transphobia is still a subject of research and debate, but it likely reflects the fragile nature of gender identity.

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

Locate Activism Jobs in Your Area
How to find activism jobs in your area.

Right to Privacy (Origins and History)
Where did the right to privacy come from? This timeline explores the origins of the right to privacy.

Definition of the Incorporation Doctrine
Definition of the incorporation doctrine.

Definition and Explanation of Totalitarianism
The definition of totalitarianism.

All About Women's Rights Issues - An Illustrated Guide
An illustrated guide to current women's rights issues.

History of Freedom of Speech in the United States
A timeline history of freedom of speech in the United States.

Timeline History of the NAACP 1905-2008
No organization has done more to promote civil liberties in the United States than the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

Third Amendment - The Text, Origins, and Meaning
The Third Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which prohibits the forced quartering of soldiers.

Should Intelligent Design Be Taught in Public Schools?
Should intelligent design be taught in public schools?

The Posse Comitatus Act of 1878
The Posse Comitatus Act of 1878, with definition and short history.

History of Human Rights in the People's Republic of China
A history of human rights in the People's Republic of China.

History of the Right to Die Movement (Timeline)
A timeline history of the right to die movement.

Where Do We Get Our Civil Rights?
Where do we get our rights? Tom Head reflects on the question.

Is Feminism Relevant?
Is feminism relevant? Tom Head looks at the question.

Kelo v. New London (2005) - Eminent Domain Case
This controversial Supreme Court, Kelo v. New London, about the taking of private property, changed eminent domain law in the United States.

Groups Protecting Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
Ten organizations that focus on civil rights and civil liberties issues.

An Overview of Gun Rights and Laws in Idaho
Gun rights in Idaho. Learn more about gun rights in Idaho in this overview of gun laws in Idaho. From Idaho gun control to Idaho handgun laws, this is intended as a brief guide for Idaho gun owners.

Quotes About Presidential Power - Quotations About Presidential Power and Civil Liberties
Quotes about presidential power.

7 Reasons to Vote for Obama over Romney - Obama vs. Romney on Civil Liberties
Obama vs. Romney on civil liberties. 7 reasons to vote for Barack Obama rather than Mitt Romney.

History of the Tea Party Movement - A Timeline History of the Tea Party Movement
A timeline history of the Tea Party movement.

Ninth Amendment Supreme Court Cases
Supreme Court cases dealing with the Ninth Amendment.

History of Church and State in the United States - A Timeline History of Church and State in the United States
A history of church and state in the United States.

History of Marijuana Laws in the United States
A timeline history of marijuana laws in the United States.

Student Rights Supreme Court Cases - Supreme Court Cases Dealing with Student Rights
An overview of Supreme Court cases dealing with student rights.

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

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

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

History of Miranda Rights Timeline - Timeline History of the Miranda Warning
A timeline history of Miranda rights and the Miranda warning.

Fifth Amendment Supreme Court Cases
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.

History of State's Rights - A Timeline History of State's Rights
A timeline history of state's rights.

History of Banned Books Censorship Timeline - A Timeline History of Banned Books Censorship
A short timeline history of banned books censorship.

History of Indecency and the FCC - Timeline History of Indecency and the FCC
A timeline history of the FCC and broadcast indecency decisions.

History of Obscenity in the United States - A Timeline History of Obscenity in the United States
A timeline history of obscenity in the United States.

Timeline History of McCarthyism - A History of McCarthyism in Timeline Format
A timeline history of McCarthyism.

History of Pornography - A Short Timeline
A timeline history of pornography, from 5200 BCE to the present.

History of Copyright - Timeline History of Copyright
A timeline history of copyright, from ancient Egyptian manuscripts to the Creative Commons.

History of Film Censorship Timeline - A Short Timeline History of Film Censorship
A short timeline history of film censorship.

History of Press Censorship in the United States - A Timeline History of Press Censorship in the United States
A timeline history of press censorship in the United States.

History of Art Censorship Timeline - A Timeline History of Art Censorship
A short timeline history of art censorship.

History of Censorship in Schools Timeline - A Timeline History of Censorship in Schools
A short timeline history of censorship in schools.

History of Music Censorship Timeline - A Timeline History of Music Censorship
A short timeline history of music censorship.

History of the Imperial Presidency as a Timeline - A Timeline History of the Imperial Presidency
A timeline history of the imperial presidency.

Amnesty International - Profile of Amnesty International
A profile of Amnesty International.

War on Drugs History and Timeline
A timeline history of the War on Drugs.

Ex Post Facto - Legal Term & Definition
Definition of the legal term ex post facto.

Habeas Corpus - Definition of Legal Terms
Definition of habeas corpus. Civil Liberties.

Feminism Definition - Civil LIberties
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The Libertarian Party Platform - A Quick Summary
A look at the Libertarian Party's Platform, including the party's stance on fiscal policy, property rights, public services and corporations.

Oregon Gun Rights, Laws and Regulations
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.

An Overview of Firearms Laws in South Carolina
Gun rights in South Carolina. Learn more about gun rights in South Carolina in this overview of gun laws in South Carolina. From South Carolina gun control to South Carolina handgun laws, this is intended as a brief guide for South Carolina gun owners.

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

Libertarian Definition
What is a libertarian? Civil Liberties.

U.S. Constitution Establishment Clause, About Religion
A history and description of the passage in the First Amendment that guarantees the separation of church and state.

Free Exercise Clause - Definition
The Free Exercise Clause is the part of the First Amendment that reads: Congress shall make no law prohibiting the free exercise (of religion).

An Overview of Gun Laws and Rights in New Jersey
Gun rights in New Jersey. Learn more about gun rights in New Jersey in this overview of gun laws in New Jersey. From New Jersey gun control to New Jersey handgun laws, this is intended as a brief guide for New Jersey gun owners.

Should the Government Legislate Relationships?
The debate over same-sex marriage brings to mind an excellent question: Should the government legislate relationships at all?

Civil Rights of Homeless Persons in the U.S.
Overview of civil rights issues affecting homeless persons.

Civil Liberties and the War on Terror - Timeline of Civil Liberties and the War on Terror After 9/11
A timeline of civil liberties and the War on Terror after the 9/11 attacks.

Hawaii Gun Rights - An Overview of Gun Laws in Hawaii
Gun rights in Hawaii. Learn more about gun rights in Hawaii in this overview of gun laws in Hawaii. From Hawaii gun control to Hawaii handgun laws, this is intended as a brief guide for Hawaii gun owners.

Discussion of Whether Torture Is Ever Justified
Is torture justified? It isn't necessarily an easy question.

Originalism - Definition of the term originalism
What is originalism? Civil Liberties.

Tennessee Gun Laws - Concealed Carry Rights
From Tennessee gun control to Tennessee handgun laws, this is intended as a brief guide for Tennessee gun owners.

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

McDonald v. Chicago - Chicago Handgun Ban Overturned
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 Text, Origins and Meaning of the Sixth Amendment
All about the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which protects suspects' rights to a jury, a speedy trial, and an attorney.

Overview of Pennsylvania Gun Rights
Learn more about the firearms laws in the Keystone State. This overview covers Pennsylvania handgun laws like concealed carry, castle doctrine and others.

Censorship in the United States - An Illustrated History
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.

History of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) - An Illustrated History of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA)
An illustrated history of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), from its origins to the Bush wiretapping controversy.

Death Penalty Debate - All About the Death Penalty Debate
An illustrated guide to the death penalty debate in America.

T. Don Hutto Family Residential Facility - Profile of the T. Don Hutto Family Residential Facility in Taylor, Texas
The T. Don Hutto Family Residential Facility, a converted medium-security prison in Taylor, Texas, was site to numerous reported human rights violations.