The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) provides legal resources online. This link is to the U.S. code that makes blackmail a federal crime.
This National Conference of State Legislatures provides short summaries of laws on cyberbullying, as well as links to the full-text acts, for each state.
Cyberharassment and Cyberstalking
This National Conference of State Legislatures provides short summaries of laws on cyberharassment and cyberstalking, as well as links to the full-text acts, for each state.
The Berkman Center for Internet and Society, a research center at Harvard University, hosts the The Digital Media Law Project. They provide links to state laws on defamation. Note: Not all states have criminal defamation laws
FindLaw is a Thomas Reuters business that provides information on laws and related topics. They provide links to state legislature on extortion. Click on the state link to see relevant definitions and statutes for that state.
Freedom of Religion
Freedom of religion is guaranteed under the US Constitution’s First Amendment, through the Free Exercise Clause.
The Anti-Defamation League provides a map of the U.S.. Click on the state to see relevant statutes on hate crimes (note: general information is provided in each state webpage; there will be a link in the lower right-hand corner to more information on hate crime laws in that state).
Religious Discrimination and Related Crimes
The Federal Bureua of Investigation (FBI) provides a list and descriptions of federal civil rights statutes which are relevant to religious discrimination and crimes against people based on their religion.
FindLaw is a Thomas Reuters business that provides information on laws and related topics. They provide links to state legislature on stalking. Click on the state link to see relevant definitions and statutes for that state.