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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

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

Oklahoma Justices Threatened with Impeachment Following Botched Execution

If you're a member of the Oklahoma Supreme Court and you'd discovered that an execution in your state had been horribly botched, that might reasonably lead you

Brooklyn Museum Exhibit Celebrates the Art of the Civil Rights Movement

The Brooklyn Museum's new exhibit, Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties, takes a second look at the visual arts legacy of the civil rights movement--an

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