Print and electronic resources for First Amendment research at the Taggart Law Library
Last Updated: Feb 11, 2014
When using the Internet for research, be sure to carefully evaluate the websites you are using to determine how authoritative they are and any potential bias they may have on the topic you are researching.
- Exploring First Amendment Law
Website maintained by Prof. Doug Linder at the UMKC School of Law; explores the history and interpretation of the First Amendment, including the Free Speech Clause, the Establishment Clause, and the Free Exercise Clause.
- First Amendment Center
A joint project of Vanderbilt University and the Newseum; features daily updates on news about First Amendment-related developments, as well as detailed reports about U.S. Supreme Court cases involving the First Amendment, and commentary, analysis and special reports on free expression, press freedom and religious-liberty issues.
- First Amendment: An Overview
Overview of First Amendment law by the Legal Information Institute at Cornell Law School; includes links to federal and state materials.
- Freedom Forum
A nonpartisan foundation based in Washington, D.C. that champions the First Amendment as a cornerstone of democracy; site contains links to many publications which are available freely online.
- United States Law Week
Current reports tracking the most significant cases and key legislative, regulatory, and pre-decisional developments across the country and all areas of the law. Features in-depth coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court. (Subscription database provided by the Law Library)