Research Resources Belser

Research Resources: Bill of Rights Debate

As always, keep a running word document to record the source of your information and notes.


http://www.oyez.org/cases/ - Get information on how the Supreme Court operates; read about all the cases in the video, and learn what oyez means all in one place.

http://www.billofrightsinstitute.org/page - Check the menu on the left for topics and court cases

http://www.findlaw.com/casecode/constitution/ (This site provides summaries of some court cases and many good links to other information.)

http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/cases/topic.htm - (Great; historic court cases by topic)

http://www.ala.org/ala/oif/firstamendment/courtcases/courtcases.cfm#ffe (American Library Association – good information on First Amendment cases; this has a separate section on issues involving schools and young people)

http://www.aclu.org/ - The American Civil Liberties Union - This site offers extensive information on a number of issues related to civil liberties and individual rights. Type in the relevant amendment in the search bar.

http://newamerica.net/publications/policy/revitalizing_u_s_democracy_promotion - These are the Foundations of American Democracy pages of the American Strategy partnership. The Institute of Museum and Library Services, Constitutional Rights Foundation the American Association of Museums, and the Getty Information Institute are the organizing leaders of American Strategy. – Type the relevant amendment in the search bar at the top right.

http://www.crf-usa.org/research-links/links.html - - The Constitutional Rights Foundation - There are links to books, websites, newspapers, and more

http://www.landmarkcases.org/ - See the list of cases on the right side of this site. This is a really good resource with questions about certain famous cases; if one of these cases is relevant to your issue, take advantage of the many links for each

http://www.supremecourtus.gov/ (Official Supreme Court site)

http://www.loc.gov/index.html (Library of Congress - excellent resource)

http://thomas.loc.gov/ (Library of Congress site directed to writings of Thomas Jefferson)

http://www.house.gov/ (good site; you can type in topics such as “First Amendment” to find information.

http://www.landmarkcases.org/ - a really good resource with questions about certain famous cases; if one of these cases is relevant to your issue, take advantage of the many links for each

http://supct.law.cornell.edu/supct/ - Cornell University legal Information Institute; go to "court opinions” on left menu, go to appropriate description, and then enter the plaintiff or defendant's name.)

http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/faclibrary/index.aspx (Many good links arranged by amendment)

http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/cases/topics/tog_first_amendment.html (This takes you right to First Amendment court cases; go back to home page to find information about other amendments.)

http://www.freedomforum.org/templates/document. - The Freedom Forum offers information and discussion on freedom of the press, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of assembly and the First Amendment

http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0101289.html (This address takes you directly to historic cases; you can also type in a topic to narrow your search.)

http://www.in.gov/judiciary/citc/ (Indiana courts)

http://www.gpoaccess.gov/constitution/index.htm

www.eric.ed.gov

http://www.sconet.state.oh.us/ (Ohio)

http://www.foundingfathers.info/ (The quotes section might provide important information about your issue.)

http://www.constitutionfacts.com/ (There are several good links at the top of this page.)

http://hancock.constitutioncenter.org/constitutionday/label/founding_fathers

http://www.firstamendmentschools.org/

http://www.supremecourthistory.org/06_research/06_d03.html

http://www.aclj.org/Cases/Default.aspx?Section=78 (American Center for Law and Justice)

http://www.socialstudieshelp.com/CourtCases.htm - Check out American history topics.

Other Links - The Supreme Court Historical Society - http://www.supremecourthistory.org/06_research/06_d03.html
Encarta Encyclopedia;
  • NOTE: You can, of course, run a search on the issue e.g. free speech and First Amendment rights.
  • Be sure to check the validity of the resource if you do this.
  • Don’t forget to use some of the excellent book resources the school library has provided us.