• Resources
  • >
  • Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues

Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues

This issue area encompasses discrimination on basis of race, ethnicity, age, sex, gender, health or disability; First Amendment rights; due process and equal protection; abortion rights; privacy. Abortion rights and procedures may fall under Health.

Resources

  • Legislation
  • Abortion

  • Age Discrimination

  • Detention of Persons

  • Disability and Health-Based Discrimination

  • Due Process and Equal Protection

  • Ethnic Studies

  • First Amendment Rights

  • Freedom of Information

  • Pornography

  • Property Rights

  • Protest and Dissent

  • Racial and Ethnic Relations

  • Right of Privacy

  • Sex, Gender, Sexual Orientation Discrimination

  • Voting Rights

  • Women’s Rights

  • Learn More
  • 303 Creative v. Elenis: Supreme Court Recognizes Free Speech Exception to Nondiscrimination Law (CRS)

    7/6/23
  • Afghan Women and Girls: Status and Congressional Action (CRS)

    6/21/2023
  • Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month Speech Resources: Fact Sheet (CRS)

    5/5/23
  • Attorney’s Fees and the Equal Access to Justice Act: Legal Framework (CRS)

    05/02/23
  • Department of Veterans Affairs: Abortion Policy (CRS)

    3/20/2023
  • Equal Protection: Strict Scrutiny of Racial Classifications (CRS)

    4/27/23
  • Federal Support for Reproductive Health Services: Frequently Asked Questions (CRS)

    4/14/23
  • First Amendment Limitations on Disclosure Requirements (CRS)

    04/26/23
  • Fourth Circuit Says Public Charter Schools Are State Actors, Supreme Court Declines to Weigh In (CRS)

    7/19/23
  • FY2023 NDAA: Military Abortion Policies (CRS)

    3/21/2023
  • FY2024 NDAA: TRICARE Coverage of Gender Affirming Care (CRS)

    7/20/23
  • Global Human Rights: International Religious Freedom Policy (CRS)

    4/10/2023
  • Global Human Rights: The Department of State’s Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (CRS)

    4/10/2023
  • Global Women’s Issues: Background and Selected U.S. Efforts (CRS)

    2/17/2023
  • Groff v. DeJoy: Supreme Court Clarifies Employment Protections for Religious Workers (CRS)

    7/5/23
  • Gun Control: ATF Final “Stabilizing Brace” Rule (CRS)

    03/24/23
  • Hate Crimes: Key Federal Statutes (CRS)

    02/23/23
  • India: Human Rights Assessments (CRS)

    6/15/23
  • Involuntary Civil Commitment: Fourteenth Amendment Due Process Protections (CRS)

    05/24/23
  • Juneteenth: Fact Sheet (CRS)

    5/30/23
  • Medication Abortion: New Litigation May Affect Access (CRS)

    2/14/23
  • New Federal Protections for Pregnant and Nursing Workers (CRS)

    4/28/23
  • Overview of FY2024 Appropriations for Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS) (CRS)

    05/18/23
  • Overview of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) and Emergency Abortion Services (CRS)

    3/21/2023
  • Polselli v. IRS: Supreme Court Clarifies Notice Requirements for a Third-Party IRS Summons (CRS)

    7/5/23
  • Pregnancy and Labor: An Overview of Federal Laws Protecting Pregnant Workers (CRS)

    7/3/23
  • Programs for Minority-Serving Institutions Under the Higher Education Act (CRS)

    03/23/23
  • Reasonable Accommodations for Employees with Disabilities (CRS)

    03/30/23
  • Recent Developments in the Rights of Private Individuals to Enforce Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act (CRS)

    04/26/23
  • Regulating Gender in School Sports: An Overview of Legal Challenges to State Laws (CRS)

    6/26/2023
  • Regulating Reproductive Health Services After Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization (CRS)

    4/17/2023
  • State Laws Restricting or Prohibiting Abortion (CRS)

    3/22/23
  • Statistics on Women in National Governments Around the Globe (CRS)

    4/12/2023
  • The Constitution and Race-Conscious Government Action: Narrow Tailoring Requirements (CRS)

    3/14/2023
  • The Equal Rights Amendment: Background and Recent Legal Developments (CRS)

    7/11/23
  • The Nineteenth Amendment and Women’s Suffrage Part 1: Introduction (CRS)

    1/13/23
  • The Nineteenth Amendment and Women’s Suffrage Part 2: The Founding Era and the Civil War (CRS)

    1/13/23
  • The Nineteenth Amendment and Women’s Suffrage Part 3: The Reconstruction Era (CRS)

    1/13/23
  • The Nineteenth Amendment and Women’s Suffrage Part 4: The Progressive Era and Ratification (CRS)

    1/13/23
  • The Nineteenth Amendment and Women’s Suffrage Part 5: Supreme Court Interpretations (CRS)

    1/13/23
  • The Nineteenth Amendment and Women’s Suffrage Part 6: Impacts Beyond the Supreme Court (CRS)

    1/13/23
  • The Supreme Court Strikes Down Affirmative Action at Harvard and the University of North Carolina (CRS)

    6/30/23
  • Title IX’s Religious Exemption: Agency Practice and Judicial Application (CRS)

    6/29/23
  • Transgender Athletes: Education Department Proposes Amendment to Title IX Regulations (CRS)

    6/23/23
  • Transgender Students and School Bathroom Policies: Equal Protection Challenges Divide Appellate Courts (CRS)

    1/17/23
  • U.S. Arms Sales and Human Rights: Legislative Basis and Frequently Asked Questions (CRS)

    4/7/2023
  • Women, Peace, and Security: Global Context and U.S. Policy (CRS)

    3/15/2023
Contact Us

Recent Articles

No posts found!