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Civil Rights Law

U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights

The Department of Justice web site provides access to all merits briefs filed in the courts of appeal by the Appellate Section since September 1, 1999, as well as selected briefs filed before that date. Also available are selected complaints, consent decrees and investigative finding letters. A Special Topics page covers subjects of particular note, such as American Indians and Alaska Natives, Church Arson, Conflict Resolution, Fair Lending and Fair Housing, Voting, etc., linking to substantive resources. Researchers will also find press releases, speeches and testimony of senior members of the Civil Rights Division

Legal Information Institute Civil Rights

Cornell Law School and the Legal Information Institute jointly publish this web page. It is an excellent source providing links to primary civil rights materials, including the federal Constitution and statutes, Code of Federal Regulations, U.S. Supreme Court civil rights decisions, and U.S. Courts of Appeal cases. There is a link to a search engine for searching state statutory material, and links to state judicial decisions, international materials including conventions and treaties, and links to key civil right Internet sources.

American Civil Liberties Union

The ACLU's web site provides links to a variety of civil rights topics, such as criminal justice, cyber-liberties, death penalty, disability rights, free speech, racial equality, reproductive rights, etc. By selecting a topic link, a researcher can access substantive resources summarizing relevant issues. A search engine is provided for the ACLU's News Database for current information on civil liberties topics, and there is a link to a service that monitors Congressional activity. ACLU press releases also are available.

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

The NAACP publishes "Issue Alerts," which are statements and news on issues that threaten the civil rights of minorities and provide a means for communicating the NAACP's message to the public. Researchers will also find links to local community groups and speeches and columns written by NAACP President Kweisi Mfume. Press releases are available and archived since 1996.

FindLaw: Civil Rights

FindLaw's civil rights resources page includes a link to a civil rights message board for educational and information purposes. Users can also click on "Civil Rights Documents, Briefs, Articles and Books" for substantive links to a variety of civil rights topics. There is a Civil Rights Web Guide providing links to a variety of sites.

Contact: Nancy F. Johnson (revlis1@hotmail.com)
Last updated: 7/13/02
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