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View Resource National Freedom Scorecard: ACLU

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) launched this site to help citizens, especially activists, keep track of how their representatives in the Congress voted on legislation which involved civil liberties. Users can view members' voting records in several ways. They can compare individual member's records with ACLU positions or the records of other representatives from the same state....
View Resource Ten Commandments Sold as Debate over Religious Expression in Public Buildings Continues Across US

This week, county commissioners in Chattanooga, Tennessee voted to pay their attorneys by selling plaques featuring the Ten Commandments that had once hung on the walls of the Hamilton County Courthouse. Early in May 2002, US District Judge Allan Edgar found the commission's display of the Ten Commandments to be in violation of the First Amendments provision for the separation of church and...