Constitutional Law Research

Constitution and Founding Documents
First Amendment: freedom of religion, separation of church and state, freedom of speech, press, and assembly.
Second Amendment: right to bear arms.
Guides, Commentaries, and Background on Constitutional Issues - general constitutional issues.
Constitutional Law Organizations: Organizations with a broad focus on Constitutional and civil rights issues.
Constitutional Law Publications
Civil Rights: Including race and ethnicity, religion, disabilities, gender, and orientation.

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Constitution and Founding Documents

Constitution (unannotated) by Emory University
Constitution - By GPO Access. Case annotations. Document is in .pdf format, no links to full text of cases.
Constitution Net - text of the Constitution with links to a glossary; the Constitution in the news, links to other Constitutional resources.
Constitutional Law - by the Cornell Legal Information Institute, LII.
Presents documents of U.S. Democracy - links to the Constitution, Declaration of Independence, the Federalist Papers, and early journals and annals of Congress.
Vinculos Fundamentales de Derecho Constitucional - Fundamental links about Constitutional Law.

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First Amendment

First Amendment Center
First Amendment Overview and Links by the Cornell Legal Information Institute, LII.
Freedom Forum Online - foundation dedicated to freedom of speech, press, religion, and spirit.  links to news on First Amendment issues, background materials, the full text of Media Studies Journal
International Coalition for Religious Freedom - a non-profit, non-sectarian organization dedicated to religious freedom.  includes a country-by-country breakdown of the status of religious freedom.
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press - reference materials, news stories, articles, and additional links on freedom of the press issues.

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Second Amendment

Cease Fire - national organization dedicated to educating the public about the danger of keeping guns in the home.   links to pending legislation and news stories.
Second Amendment Foundation - dedicated to promoting a better understanding of the right to possess firearms.
Second Amendment Law Library - links to text of articles on the Second Amendment.

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Guides, Commentaries and Organizations on Other Constitutional Issues

The Appointments Clause - annotated guide to the Appointments Clause.
A Citizen's Guide to Impeachment - by Alan Hirsch, a writer, legal scholar, and adjunct professor of law.
Federal Impeachment Process: A Bibliographic Guide
Georgetown Environmental Law & Policy Institute

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Constitutional Law Organizations

ABA Section on Individual Rights and Responsibilities - online magazine and additional information available.
American Civil Liberties Union - nonpartisan organization dedicated to protecting the individual freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights.
Rutherford Institute - nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving human rights and civil liberties.

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Constitutional Law Publications

Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly - article abstracts available.
University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law - full text articles.
William and Mary Bill of Rights Journal - article abstracts beginning with vol. 6 no. 3.

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