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Dakota Access Pipeline Project: Good or Bad?

American Indian, Case Law, Citations, Current Events, Exploring HeinOnline, Fastcase, Hein Blog, U.S. Supreme Court, World Treaty Library
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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New Ranking Metric and Sorting Options Added to HeinOnline's Author Profiles

Author Profile Pages, Citations, Law Journal Library, What's New
Shannon Sabo

HeinOnline's Author Profile Pages allow users to view an author's list of articles and ScholarCheck rankings. Metrics used to calculate an author's overall ScholarCheck ranking already included the number of times that author's articles have been cited by other articles, by articles written only in the past 10 years, and by cases, along with the number of times the articles have been accessed by other HeinOnline users within a rolling 12-month period.

Thanks to a great suggestion from Marie Hamm, the Assistant Director for Collection Development and Adjunct Professor at the Regent University School of Law, author rankings now include a new metric, which counts the number of times an author's articles have been cited by articles written only within the past 12-24 months…

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Incredible Content Additions and Two New Features

Citations, Content News, Enhancements, U.S. Code
Shannon Sabo

We are committed to regularly increasing the value of a HeinOnline subscription. Each month, we add hundreds of thousands of pages of new content to existing collections. We also strive to improve our users' legal research experience by enhancing existing features and developing new tools. Here's a summary of major content included in the January release:

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Enhancements to ScholarCheck

ALI, Citations, Enhancements, ScholarCheck, What's New
Shannon Sabo

November was an extremely busy month for our development team! In addition to these previously-announced new features, we have two ScholarCheck enhancements to report.

American Law Institute's Restatements of the Law

Citations from Restatements of the Law will now light up as inline hyperlinks. Look for these citations to be highlighted in blue:

Clicking the hyperlink will direct the user to the section referenced in the citation:

Restatement citations will also appear as inline hyperlinks in Fastcase documents:

ScholarCheck Icon and Auto-Display of Statistics

We are pleased to welcome the return of the ScholarCheck icon…

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Cite Checking in HeinOnline

Citations, Cite-Checking, FAQ, HeinOnline
Benjamin Boron

In December of 2013, HeinOnline partnered with Fastcase to bring case law to HeinOnline subscribers free of charge! Because of this partnership, HeinOnline users have access to additional primary research sources, and are able to use both primary and secondary research materials without leaving the database.

Case law powered by Fastcase includes access to Fastcase's negative treatment indicator, called Bad Law Bot. This indicator displays a red flag on cases that courts have treated negatively (i.e., reversed or overruled on any grounds):

For users who have synchronized their existing Fastcase accounts with HeinOnline, or have upgraded their subscription to include Fastcase Premium

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