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Federal and state agencies have protected our delicate eyes and ears from offensive material for centuries—so much so that, if we didn't have a First Amendment expressly prohibiting that sort of thing, we might describe it as the American way.

Civil Liberties Spotlight10

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.

Is Access to Water a Human Right?

Is water a human right? International human rights treaties say yes, but many American policymakers appear to say no.

Bill Clinton on Civil Liberties

The civil liberties legacy of President Bill Clinton, who served from 1993 to 2001.

George Herbert Walker Bush on Civil Liberties

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

Occupy Wall Street

Timeline history of Occupy Wall Street.

The Sexual Revolution

A timeline history of the sexual revolution.

The Information Commons

A timeline history of the information commons.

ACLU Timeline

Timeline of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

The First Red Scare

The First Red Scare, a period of racist and anti-immigrant panic overlapping with World War I, was the United States' closest brush with fascism.

Justice Department Announces Racial Profiling Data Clearinghouse

When historians look back on Eric Holder's time as attorney general, there's a lot they may remember him for--some of it good, some of it not so good. But we

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