Category: Law

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Serial Killers, Book Deals, and Legal Research

This month marks the 40th anniversary of the arrest of serial killer David Berkowitz, more famously known as “Son of Sam” or the “.44 caliber killer.” Research the resulting laws, related constitutional issues, and Supreme Court cases on this killer topic in HeinOnline.

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No Beef About It: Factory Farming

Factory farming, also known as industrial livestock production, has nearly replaced traditional farming. In fact, 99% of farm animals are raised in factory farms. These farmsteads focus on a high-level output of meat, egg, and milk production.

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Research Spotlight: Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Earl Warren

The month of March marks the birthdays of former Chief Justice Earl Warren and retired Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor of the Supreme Court of the United States, both of whom substantially impacted the United States Supreme Court and the American legal system.

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Michael Flynn and The Logan Act

After less than one month of service, retired U.S. Army lieutenant general Michael T. Flynn resigned as United States national security advisor on February 13, 2017 after a controversy arose about his prior conversations with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the United States.

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U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch

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. Read Gorsuch’s law review articles in HeinOnline, by accessing the list on his author profile page:

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Research Trending Legal Topics in HeinOnline

ScholarCheck is a series of tools which help researchers locate and access related material. Our development team recently ran a report of the articles which had the greatest increase in the number of times accessed between January 2016 and now. Check out some trending topics that we found.

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Tilikum, Circus Elephants, and Animal Rights

After animal rights protests and protracted litigation, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus began phasing out Asian elephants from the show in 2015. On January 14, the circus’ producer announced that after 146 years, they would permanently end all performances this upcoming May.

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Research the Effects of Opioids on Society

More than 33,000 people in the U.S. were killed from opioid overdoses in 2015, and in that year, for the first time, the number of deaths from heroin surpassed those from gun homicides, according to the CDC. Join us as we take a look at this increasing epidemic.