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 Journal Library, 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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From the Courtroom to the Streets: A Timeline of the Civil Rights and Black Lives Matter Movements

Current Events, Exploring HeinOnline, Fastcase, Human Rights, U.S. Congressional Documents, U.S. Presidential Library, U.S. Supreme Court
Lauren Mattiuzzo

The recent arrest and death of George Floyd has sparked protesters against police brutality to flood the streets demanding change. With more than 450 protests occurring in towns and cities of the United States and across three continents, some are calling this the biggest civil rights movement yet. Join us as we explore past civil rights movements in U.S. history, and what changes have occurred as a result.

Timeline of Events

The official civil rights movement began in the late 1940s as a push to gain legal equality and the enforcement of civil rights for African Americans…

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Medicine and Law: FREE COVID-19 Themed Issue Now Available

COVID-19, Current Events, Law Journal Library, Medicine
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Medicine and Law

The Official Journal of the World Association for Medical Law

Volume 39, Issue No. 2

We are pleased to offer a special COVID-19 issue of Medicine and Law FREE to our HeinOnline community. The Hein Company and the World Association for Medical Law recognize that this unprecedented crisis has greatly affected everyone, and we are compelled to provide credible information and resources.

About the Issue: The COVID-19 Pandemic


The cancellation of the 2020 World Congress on Medical Law resulted in the June issue of Medicine and Law becoming a time capsule which contemporaneously reviewed the first six months of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic…

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Proud to Be Born This Way: A Look Back at the Road to Pride and LGBTQ Rights

Current Events, Exploring HeinOnline, History of Supreme Court Nominations, Human Rights, Law Journal Library, LGBTQ, Statutes at Large, U.S. Supreme Court, World Constitutions Illustrated
Lauren Mattiuzzo

This June marks a special month for the LGBTQ community. Not only is it Pride month, but it’s also the 50th anniversary of annual LGBTQ and Pride traditions. The very first Pride march took place on the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in New York City on June 28, 1970. More than 500 Pride-related events have been canceled this year due to the COVID pandemic, but that hasn’t stopped people from celebrating. The LGBTQ community has found ways to celebrate online, and others are marching in black lives matter protests to elevate black voices in solidarity for equal rights. Let’s take a closer look at this movement…

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Researching the Facts About Police Brutality and Racial Disparity

American History, Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice & Criminology, Current Events, Law Journal Library
HeinOnline Blogger

In the past week, peaceful protests, violent riots, and spontaneous looting have erupted across the United States in the name of George Floyd, a black man who recently died following an altercation with the police. Many engaging in these both lawful and unlawful protests do so to stand against police brutality and to stand with the Black Lives Matter movement.

Racial disparity in the use of lethal force by law enforcement has been a recurring point of contention for the United States. Before diving into this recent development, read up on the hot topic in this previous blog post.

The Death of George Floyd


THE INITIAL ENCOUNTER

On May 25…

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From Warehouse Worker to CEO: A Look Back at Kevin Marmion’s 50 Year Rise To The Top

Company Info, Current Events, HeinOnline Birthday
Lauren Mattiuzzo

In April 1970, a 16-year old junior in high school started his first job as a temporary warehouse worker for William S. Hein & Co., Inc. Many of you may know him as Kevin Marmion—I know him as “Dad.” Throughout the years, my Dad wore many hats at the company, including truck driver, coordinator, manager, Vice President, and President. Today he stands proudly as the CEO. His hard work and dedication have helped mold the company into what it is today.

I once heard the quote, “Behind the success of every small business, there is a family.” The word “family” in this phrase can be both literal and figurative when it comes to describing the Hein Company…

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Trump Impeachment Hearing: The Testifying Scholars Revealed

Author Profile Pages, Current Events, Exploring HeinOnline, Law Journal Library, Political Science
Tara Kibler

After weeks of public testimony before the House Intelligence Committee, the House Judiciary’s impeachment hearings into President Trump have officially begun. On this first day of the hearings, four law professors take the stand to testify: Noah Feldman from Harvard Law School, Pamela Karlan from Stanford Law School, Michael Gerhardt from the University of North Carolina School of Law—all three picked by Democrats—and Jonathan Turley from the George Washington University Law School—picked by Republicans.

As experts in constitutional law, these professors will publicly testify today regarding the interpretation of the impeachment clause of the Constitution, which allows for the removal of the President of the United States following “high crimes and misdemeanours.”

Each of the experts can be found in HeinOnline’s Law Journal Library…

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Coming for Katy Like a Dark Horse: Copyright Law in the U.S.

Current Events, Hot Topic News, Intellectual Property Law Collection, Law, Popular Culture, U.S. Supreme Court, World Constitutions Illustrated
Tara Kibler

World-renowned pop singer Katy Perry was recently dealt a crushing blow when a jury found that her song “Dark Horse” had copied the work of gospel rapper Marcus Gray. The infringed song, “Joyful Noise,” was said to have an identical beat to “Dark Horse” in terms of length, rhythm, and pitch.

Several points were made in defense of Perry and her co-writers:

  • Perry’s attorneys argued that “each of the purported similarities between the works are commonplace.”
  • Music experts offered two compositions with a similar melody that predate “Joyful Noise.”
  • Perry and her colleagues testified that they had never heard of the song or its creator…

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Remix to Ignition, Heading Right Back to Prison: Sex Trafficking and the Law

Criminal Justice, Current Events, Hot Topic News, Human Rights, Law, Law Journal Library, Popular Culture, Statutes at Large, U.S. Code, United Nations
Tara Kibler

Last month, billionaire Jeffrey Epstein was arrested on charges of sex trafficking girls as young as 14. In the same week, singer and record producer R. Kelly was also arrested for sex trafficking, production of child pornography, child sexual exploitation, kidnapping, and forced labor. In both cases, the arrests follow several years of allegations of sexual abuse against minors. As you await the outcome of both trials, study up on the charges by learning more about sex trafficking with HeinOnline.

Before We Get Started

Don’t miss out! Make sure you have the databases we’ll be mentioning in this post. Follow the links below to start a trial today…

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