AP American Government: Civil Liberties Debates

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  • Whistleblowers. Reference Shelf series. JF1525.W45 W457 2015 (also an online ebook)
  • Wikileaks and the age of transparency / Micah L. Sifry. JK1764 .S5479 2011

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How to debate like a pro (PBS presents great advice from Georgetown Univ. students who won the 2012 National Debate Tournament)

American Civil Liberties Union (For almost 100 years, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States)

FAMM (Families Against Mandatory Minimums) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization fighting for smart sentencing laws that protect public safety. 

Criminal Justice Policy Foundation is one of the oldest drug policy reform organizations in the United States. CJPF's mission is to educate the public about the impact of drug policy on the criminal justice system. 

National Criminal Justice Reference Service  (A federally funded resource offering justice and drug-related information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide) https://www.ncjrs.gov

NWC: National Whistleblower Center

United States Department of Labor The Whistleblower Protection Programs

United States Drug Enforcement Administration