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Kevin Marmion to Be Inducted into AALL Hall of Fame

AALL, Company Info, Current Events
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Just last year I had the privilege of highlighting my father’s career for his 50th anniversary with William S. Hein & Co. This year, I am honored to announce that my father, and Hein’s CEO, Kevin Marmion, will be inducted into the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Hall of Fame during the 2021 virtual conference. Kevin is known for his hard work and dedication, as he quite literally worked his way from the bottom of the organization to the top. Let’s take a closer look at his accomplishments and service to AALL and the library community.

About the AALL Hall of Fame Award

The Hall of Fame Award was established in 2009 to recognize AALL members who have made significant…

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Researching Critical Race Theory in HeinOnline

Civil Rights and Social Justice, Current Events, Exploring HeinOnline, Immigration, Indigenous Peoples of the Americas, Slavery in America and the World
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Critical race theory is a concept that has been around for decades but became a hot topic of discussion in 2020 after the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other African Americans by police officers. During this time, former President Donald Trump issued an executive order banning federal contractors from conducting racial sensitivity training, reversed earlier this year by President Joe Biden. Trump also claimed during  the White House Conference on America History that the The 1619 Project distorts and rewrites American history, which has since sparked the fight over critical race theory being taught in public schools.

What is Critical Race Theory…

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President Biden Orders a Minimum Wage Increase

Current Events, Federal Register, Law Journal Library, Political Science, U.S. Presidential Library
Lauren Mattiuzzo

President Joe Biden signed an executive order on April 27, 2021, calling for the minimum wage to be set at $15 for hundreds of thousands of federal contract workers, including those with disabilities, by early 2022. This would increase their existing minimum wage of $10.95 by nearly 37%.

The order also establishes an inflation measure each year for an automatic adjustment based off the cost of living. It further eliminates the tipped minimum wage for federal contractors by 2024, a stipulation that will complete the previous Obama executive order, ensuring that tipped employees working on these contracts will earn the same minimum wage as other employees on federal contracts…

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We’re Turning 21 and Nothing Holds a Candle to this Birthday Giveaway!

Company Info, Current Events, HeinOnline Birthday
Lauren Mattiuzzo

This month, HeinOnline is turning 21! While William S. Hein & Co., Inc.’s roots date back more than 100 years, it’s hard to believe that we have been serving the library and academic community in an online setting for more than 2 decades. What better way to celebrate our birthday than to thank our loyal customers for their unwavering support and assistance in making HeinOnline the research powerhouse that is it today.

We’re excited to announce that we’re giving away a $500 VISA® gift card! Do you want to go on a shopping spree courtesy of HeinOnline? Watch the short video below to learn how you can enter to win…

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All About President Biden’s New Supreme Court Commission

Author Profile Pages, Current Events, Exploring HeinOnline, Political Science, Reports of U.S. Presidential Commissions, U.S. Supreme Court
Lauren Mattiuzzo

President Joe Biden recently issued an executive order creating a bipartisan commission of 36 experts to study structural changes to the Supreme Court. The commission is comprised of legal scholars, former federal judges and practicing lawyers, and others with expertise in constitutional law, history, and political science. The panel has 180 days to complete a report on measures to improve the federal judiciary, including increasing the number of justices and term limits. In his order, Biden instructed the commission to hold public hearings on the issue and to accept testimony and submissions from other legal experts, organizations and members of the public who want to weigh in…

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Research These 5 Key Issues Before Casting Your Vote in the Upcoming Presidential Election

COVID-19, Current Events, Exploring HeinOnline, Gun Regulation and Legislation in America, Immigration, International Trade, Political Science, Women and the Law
Lauren Mattiuzzo

The 2020 presidential election has proven to be the most debated, divisive, and important election of our time. No matter which side you are leaning towards, there are key topics that each voter should be educated on when casting their vote, either by mail or in-person in the next 2 weeks. Let’s take a look at where each candidate stands on 5 key issues, and how to research these topics using HeinOnline.

1. COVID-19

Dedicated HeinOnline Database: COVID-19 in America: Response, Issues and Law

One of the hottest topics on the table for the 2020 election is the current global pandemic…

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New Database: Civil Rights and Social Justice

Civil Rights and Social Justice, Content News, Current Events, Human Rights, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

In the midst of Black Lives Matter protests, and what some are calling the next civil rights movement, HeinOnline is pleased to offer a new database, Civil Rights and Social Justice. This database brings together a diverse offering of publications covering civil rights in the United States, as their legal protections and definitions are expanded to cover more and more Americans. Civil Rights and Social Justice is included free of charge to all U.S. and international Core subscribers and to the libraries of any other interested organization or institution. Check out a brief overview of the database in the video below…

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Everything You Need to Know About Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett

Current Events, Exploring HeinOnline, Fastcase, History of Supreme Court Nominations, Law, Law Journal Library, Political Science, U.S. Supreme Court
Lauren Mattiuzzo

The recent passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg opened up a seat on the United States Supreme Court, just weeks before the presidential election. On September 26th, President Donald Trump nominated Amy Coney Barrett, a conservative federal appeals court judge, to succeed Ginsburg. If confirmed, Barrett would keep the number of women serving on the Court at three, joining Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. She would also become the youngest member of the Court. Most importantly, she would likey cement a 6-3 conservative majority. Today we will explore Barrett’s career and where she stands on major constitutional issues using HeinOnline…

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I Dissent: The Life and Legacy of the Incomparable Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Author Profile Pages, Current Events, Exploring HeinOnline, History of Supreme Court Nominations, Law, Law Journal Library, Political Science, U.S. Supreme Court
Lauren Mattiuzzo

This past weekend, the nation lost one of its biggest social justice warriors, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. After serving on the Supreme Court of the United States for nearly three decades, Ginsburg passed away from complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer at the age of 87. She was the second female justice, after Sandra Day O’Connor, to serve on the Court and was well known for her fiery dissents, her tireless fight for gender equality, and her ability to overcome adversity. Although she weighed only 100 lbs, this 5’1″ feminist icon was larger than life.

The Beginning of Greatness

Ruth Bader Ginsburg attended Cornell…

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Every Mind Matters: Researching Mental Health During National Suicide Prevention Week

Current Events, Exploring HeinOnline, Fastcase, Law Journal Library
Lauren Mattiuzzo

This week is National Suicide Prevention Week, a campaign in the United States to draw attention to suicide prevention and reduce the stigma of mental health. Now more than ever, many Americans are facing stress and anxiety on a daily basis due to the coronavirus pandemic and lockdowns, the subsequent economic impact, and the ever-evolving civil rights crisis. Increased social isolation, lack of employment, and grief from losing a loved one are just a few reasons suicide is on the rise, although it has been for years.

Fast Facts on Suicide

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