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Civil Liberties and Constitutional Issues - Web Resources

Text of the Bill of Rights.

American Civil Liberties Union. Issues briefs, reports, news links, case histories, activism opportunities.

Alliance For Justice. Nationally-based coalition dedicated to ensuring access to justice, strengthening the public interest community and fostering the next generation of advocates.

Justice Department site on the USA PATRIOT Act.

Defending Rights and Dissent. Works to strengthen participatory democracy by protecting the right to political expression.

First Amendment Center. News, opinions, case histories, additional resources about all 1st Amendment issues. Includes a page on student expression in public schools.

Association of Research Libraries' Copyright and Intellectual Property page. Legislation, resources, links.

American Constitution Society. An organization promoting equality and access to justice for all individuals of U.S. society. ACS demonstrates a progressive vision of the law on issues such as privacy, freedom of speech, immigration, and international human rights.

Institute for Free Speech. Promotes and defends the First Amendment rights to freely speak, assemble, publish, and petition the government .

Center for Constitutional Rights. Organization to protect and advance civil rights given by Constitution and Human Rights Declarations. Includes news on legal decisions concerning civil liberties and human rights as well as analysis of anti-terrorism legislation.

Major Political Parties

Republican National Committee.

Republican Party platform.

Democratic National Committee.

Democratic Party platform.

Third Parties

Green Party of the United States.

Green Party platform.

Libertarian Party.

Libertarian Party platform.

Politics1.com. For information on other third parties, use the Politics1.com Directory of American Political Parties.

Government / Politics Links:

The U.S. Government's Official Web Portal.

Congress.org. A service of Capitol Advantage, a private, nonpartisan company that specializes in facilitating civic participation.

CNN.com "Inside Politics"

Political Information.com. A targeted, nonpartisan search engine just for politics and policy.

Public Agenda. A nonpartisan opinion research organization.