Category: Law

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Do You Know How Much You’re Eating?

In early February, the House passed legislation which would amend how restaurants would provide the calorie count. Although restaurant owners are in favor of the updated legislation, public health experts are raising concerns. Lets research this topic using HeinOnline!

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Citizens United and Its Impact on Campaign Financing: A Brief Overview

Money and politics have strolled hand-in-hand since the founding of the United States, when wealthy, well-connected candidates financed their own political campaigns. In fact, George Washington spent about $8,000 in today’s currency on alcohol to “treat” voters on election day.

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Deadly Shootings and Gun Laws

In the first seven weeks of 2018, there have been several school shootings in the United States. With the latest school shootings, and other mass shootings, there has been on ongoing debate circling gun laws. Let’s take a look at what has been happening and what laws are currently in place.

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Anti-Vaccination Movement and the Flu

It is officially flu season. The dominant strain this season is the H3N2 strain, known to cause more hospitalizations and deaths than other strains. The severity of this year’s flu has contributed to the ongoing vaccination debate.

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Now We Got Bad Blood: Taylor Swift & Copyright Law

Recently, singer-songwriter Taylor Swift has had to shake off claims that she stole her lyrics for her famous 2014 hit single “Shake It Off.” Call it what you want, but Swift has caused some bad blood in the industry.

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Profile of Judge Jon O. Newman

Judge Jon O. Newman is the author of Hein’s top-selling book of 2017, Benched, but he’s also a well-known and prolific figure in the judicial community. So much so, in fact, that Benched has a foreword by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

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The Flag, the National Anthem, and the First Amendment

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick began kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial injustice. While some people support the protests, others feel it is disrespectful to the flag & the anthem. Let’s take a look at what resources HeinOnline contains in regards to this controversial topic.

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Marriage Equality and Religious Freedom

Five years ago, two gay men were turned away by the Christian owner of a bakery in Lakewood, Colorado because of his religious beliefs. The case has been in court ever since and will be heard by the Supreme Court in its new term, which began on October 2nd.

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The History of Foreign Relations of the United States

The Foreign Relations of the United States series, originally published by the GPO, presents the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity. Join us in the blog as we explore the content held in this collection.