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Inflation Reduction Act: The FYI on the IRA

On August 16, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act, originally called Build Back Better, into law. Let’s take a look at what this bill includes, using resources from HeinOnline.

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Classified or Declassified? What Does the Law Say

Trump is claiming he had a “standing order” to declassify documents. What does the law say about the protection of classified information? A Congressional Research Service report, just issued on August 12, 2022, includes all the details.

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The Easiest Resource for Comparing Hot Topic Laws by State

Debates about gun regulation, abortion, and voting rights have been the center of news outlets due to recent mass shootings and Supreme Court rulings. To help users better understand these timely topics, HeinOnline offers National Survey of State Laws.

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Mass Shootings in the United States

It’s no secret that America has a mass shooting problem. In May 2022, there were 31 shootings that resulted in at least one death. Why does America have more mass shootings than other country? Let’s use HeinOnline to dive into this important issue.

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How the History of Daylight Saving Proves Time Isn’t Real

With the Senate recently passing the Sunshine Protection Act, which proposes year-round daylight savings time, we thought it would be a great time to dive into the complex and often confusing history of humankind’s desire to preserve daylight.

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Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Confirmed to the Supreme Court

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson was recently confirmed to the Supreme Court. She is the first Black woman named to the nation’s highest court. Jackson is replacing Associate Justice Stephen Breyer. Let’s take a closer look at her education and career.

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Why the ERA Is TBD

Join us as we use the extensive resources within HeinOnline, including our Women and the Law (Peggy) database, to explore the history of the ERA and where it stands today—just in time for Women’s History Month.

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All About Justice Stephen Breyer

Justice Stephen Breyer announced that he is retiring after serving more than two decades on the nation’s highest court. Learn about Justice Breyer and how to research his career and major rulings in HeinOnline.

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The Salem Witch Trials: Casting a Spell of Hysteria

Witchcraft has been a subject of interest, derision, fear, and speculation since before our nation was built—and lucky for you, HeinOnline is brewing with resources where you can uncover more about the Salem Witch Trials and its impacts on today’s legal system.