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Primaries vs. Caucuses: How Presidential Nominees Are Chosen

Last month, Iowa held its Republican presidential caucus. A week later, New Hampshire held the first primary election of the 2024 election season. All these primaries and caucuses might have you wondering, what’s the difference?

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Decision in Trump’s Immunity Claim Now in HeinOnline

A three-judge panel dismissed Trump’s argument that he cannot be prosecuted because the allegations against him are tied to his official duties as president, denying him the ability to avoid a trial. This decision can be searched in HeinOnline.

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How a Lawmaker Gets Expelled from Congress

On December 1, 2023, George Santos was expelled from the House of Representatives by a 311-114 vote, telling reporters, “To hell with this place!” as he exited the United States Capitol. It was a dramatic moment, fitting for such a rare occasion—only 21 Congress members have ever been expelled.

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Supreme Court Unveils Its First-Ever Code of Ethics

Criticism over undisclosed trips and gifts from wealthy benefactors to some justices has grown from both the public and Congress. On Monday, the Supreme Court announced the first-ever code of conduct governing the ethical behavior of its nine justices.

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The House Speaker Debacle

On October 25, Mike Johnson was elected the new Speaker of the House after Kevin McCarthy was removed from the position—marking the first time that a Speaker has been voted out in U.S. history. But the journey to replace the Speaker was arduous.

Do You Know What’s in Your State Constitution?

With Election Day right around the corner, researchers can take the time to not only review what’s on the ballot but flip through their state constitution before heading to the polls

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Special Purpose Grand Jury Report Now Available in HeinOnline

On September 8, the report from the special purpose grand jury in Georgia, which suggested charges in the 2020 election interference investigation conducted by the Fulton County district attorney, was made public and is now searchable in HeinOnline.

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Major Supreme Court Case Decisions in the 2022-2023 Term

There were five critical issues that were being argued in the Supreme Court during the 2022-2023 term. The Court has issued major decisions that have sparked a flurry of media attention and ignited discussions surrounding the upcoming election.

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New Content Added to the John F. Kennedy Assassination Collection

In adherence to President Joe Biden’s Memorandum, the National Archives and Records Administration recently disclosed previously withheld records regarding the assassination of JFK. More than 13,000 documents are now searchable within HeinOnline.

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Donald Trump’s Indictment Now in HeinOnline

On April 4, Donald Trump appeared in court after being indicted by a New York grand jury on 34 felony charges related to hush money payments during his 2016 presidential election. The indictment can be found in HeinOnline’s U.S. Presidential Library.