U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch

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Bonnie Hein

neilgorsuchsupremecourtnominee

On January 31, 2017 Judge Neil Gorsuch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit was officially nominated by President Donald J. Trump to fill the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy.  The vacancy was created by the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia last year on February 13, 2016.

Born in Denver, Colorado, he moved to Washington, D.C. when his mother, Anne Gorsuch Burford, was appointed as the first female head of the United States Environmental Protection Agency. He went on to graduate from Columbia University with honors and earn his Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School, where he received a Truman Scholarship. As a Marshall Scholar…

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Happy Birthday Alexander Hamilton & Salmon P. Chase

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Bonnie Hein

Beginning this year, we will be discussing notable figures in legal history and what information can be found on them in HeinOnline.  Last week marked the birthdays of Alexander Hamilton and Salmon P. Chase, both of whom greatly influenced the national banking system of the United States.

Alexander Hamilton (January 13, 1808 – May 7, 1873)

Over the past 2 years, much of America has heard of the revolutionary, hip-hop musical new to Broadway, Hamilton. With continued sold out performances on Broadway along with a national tour in 2017, this cultural phenomenon is far from over; even President Obama joined the Hamilton bandwagon.

Let’s not forget that the show is based upon one of our Founding Fathers…

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Dakota Access Pipeline Project: Good or Bad?

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Bonnie Hein

On Monday, the Department of the Army announced their denial of the final easement of the Dakota Access Pipeline project under Lake Oahe, stating: "The best way to complete that work responsibly and expeditiously is to explore alternate routes for the pipeline crossing."  To the protestors recently numbering more than 2,000, this decision is a great victory at the Standing Rock site; however, their fight may be far from over.

The announcement comes after months of litigation, protests, and at times violence, over the completion of the DAPL project.  On the recent Sunday evening of November 20th, 400 protesters collided with police, leading to the hospitalization of many protesters…

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NOW AVAILABLE: Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases

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Shannon Sabo

Recently, HeinOnline and the American Bar Association announced a new partnership: Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases is now available exclusively through HeinOnline in an easily accessible, fully searchable, digital format. The first issue published online has been emailed to all subscribers, and database access information has been given via email and snail mail to all subscribers.

If you are a Preview subscriber who has not yet received access information, please email marketing@wshein.com today so we can update our records!

Advantages of Preview Online

Content Archives and Searchability

Subscribers now have access to the current issues and complete backfile of this incredibly valuable title…

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HeinOnline, Case Law, and Football

Case Law, Exploring HeinOnline, Fastcase
Shannon Sabo

The National Football League made the news recently when a former player sued the league for $5 million after the player was preliminarily diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, which is caused by repeated head trauma. This lawsuit follows a 2015 class-action lawsuit settlement between the NFL and former players which provides up to $5 million per retired player for medical conditions caused by repeated head trauma.

HeinOnline's partnership with Fastcase provides access to state and federal case law to all HeinOnline Core subscribers free of charge. Users can obtain the full text of case law from all federal district and circuit courts, bankruptcy courts, and state courts for all 50 states…

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What Are Super PACs?

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Shannon Sabo

For those following this year's election, the phrase "super PAC" is probably familiar, but even if you're trying to tune out the 2016 presidential race entirely, you might be interested to learn how super PACs can affect an election.

PAC stands for political action committee, and super PACs are allowed to raise unlimited sums of money from corporations, unions, and individuals and then spend that money to openly advocate for or against a political candidate. Unlike traditional PACs, however, super PACs are prohibited from donating money directly to political candidates, and their spending must not be coordinated with that of the candidates they benefit, according to opensecrets.org. Both traditional and super PACs advocate for or against a candidate by purchasing television…

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MyHein Features Now Available with Case Law Powered by Fastcase!

Case Law, Enhancements, MyHein, What's New
Shannon Sabo

In our continuing effort to enhance your HeinOnline research experience, we have made the features of MyHein available for use with case law powered by Fastcase! Users who set up and login to MyHein individual research accounts can bookmark cases by clicking Save to MyHein from the case:

Next, select an existing bookmark category, or enter a new bookmark:

Click here to view saved bookmarks:

Your bookmark will appear in your MyHein account's saved bookmarks list:

For users enjoying the additional features of Fastcase Premium or synchronized HeinOnline and Fastcase accounts…

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NOW AVAILABLE: Fastcase/HeinOnline Account Synchronization and Fastcase Premium!

Case Law, Enhancements, Fastcase, What's New
Shannon Sabo

As most of you know, HeinOnline partnered with Fastcase  to release Case Law Powered by Fastcase in December of 2013, which provides access to case law for HeinOnline Core subscribers at no additional cost! This partnership is the winner of the 2014 AALL New Product of the Year Award and has been extremely well-received by our customers.

This partnership has recently been enhanced: users who subscribe to both HeinOnline and Fastcase now have the ability to synchronize their accounts and take advantage of additional features of case law powered by Fastcase via HeinOnline, again at no additional charge

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Navigate Quickly between Cited Material in HeinOnline

Case Law, Exploring HeinOnline, Law Journal Library, Tips and Tricks
Jackie Stanley

Have you noticed citations highlighted in blue in HeinOnline? This is our ScholarCheck tool at work! In addition to providing cited-by numbers for articles, cases, authors, and more, ScholarCheck enables users to quickly jump between related documents by highlighting various citations and external hyperlinks throughout HeinOnline.

When browsing a title in HeinOnline, the ScholarCheck tool looks for all citations in the text of the page that you are viewing and highlight the citations in blue. If the cited material is available in HeinOnline, the citation will contain a direct link to the page allowing you to jump to the cited material with the click of your mouse. If an article cites a case, the case citation will also be highlighted in blue and will link to the case in either HeinOnline or Fastcase…

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Parallel Case Law Citations

Case Law, Fastcase, Miscellaneous, What's New
Miranda Rosati

Case Law is now available on HeinOnline powered by Fastcase and available to all HeinOnline Core Subscribers! Have you checked this out yet? If not and you are a core subscriber, you can do so now.

You may have noticed parallel citations showing as you view case law in HeinOnline. Since cases or judicial opinions can be published by more than one publisher, the case name may be followed by one or more parallel citations. The official reporter is provided by the publisher with which the court has contracted to publish the reports; any other citation is called unofficial. It is acceptable to cite either the official or unofficial versions as the text of the opinions will be the same…

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