HeinOnline Is Legal!

Company Info, Exploring HeinOnline
Shannon Sabo

This month, HeinOnline celebrates its 18th birthday. Since May of 2000, HeinOnline has provided legal and academic information to the library community and beyond in an image-based, user-friendly, and fully searchable format!

Where It All Began

HeinOnline’s history is extensively traced in The Invention of HeinOnline: The Story of Hein’s Dramatic Transformation in Response to the Coming of the Electronic Age by Joe Gerken. In 1995, before ‘internet’ was a household word, a memo was drafted by Kevin Marmion, then vice president of William S…

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Climate Change, the Environment and the Law

Current Events, Exploring HeinOnline, Searching
Lauren Mattiuzzo

The topic of climate change has been more prevalent in the past few years as global temperatures have risen. This challenging and complex issue affects everyone, everywhere. This blog discusses the definition of climate change, the current U.S. government administration’s policies on and responses to this change, and how users can research this topic in HeinOnline.

Climate Change

Climate change is defined as a change in global or regional climate patterns over an extended period of time. This change can include a shift in average weather conditions or a variation of weather within long-term conditions…

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Legislative Intent and Statutory Interpretation

Exploring HeinOnline, Searching, U.S. Federal Legislative History
Lauren Mattiuzzo

In cases that involve a statute, there is often a need for statutory interpretation. Some statutes can have straightforward meanings, while others can be ambiguous. In cases where a statute may be vague, judges must step in to decipher the legislative intent.

Statutory Interpretation

The language is the most important part of a statute. If the language itself is straightforward and plain, it must be applied according to its terms. However, if a statute is unclear, the interpretative process begins. Read about this process in the CRS Report…

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Do You Know How Much You’re Eating?

Current Events, Exploring HeinOnline, Searching
Lauren Mattiuzzo

By May 7th, 2018, restaurants and food establishments in the United States will be required to comply with requirements to add calorie information labels to foods that are offered and served. In early February, the House passed legislation which would amend how restaurants would provide the calorie count. Although restaurant owners are in favor of the updated legislation, public health experts are raising concerns.

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, was enacted by the 111th United States Congress and signed into law by former President Barack Obama on March 23…

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Citizens United and Its Impact on Campaign Financing: A Brief Overview

Current Events, Exploring HeinOnline
Shannon Sabo

Money and politics have strolled hand-in-hand since the founding of the United States, when wealthy, well-connected candidates financed their own political campaigns and were essentially the only people who ran for office. In fact, George Washington spent about $8,000 in today’s currency on alcohol to “treat” voters on election day.

Andrew Jackson was the first presidential candidate who didn’t come from a wealthy background. He ran for office for the second time in 1828 and became the first organized campaigner.  While he didn’t seek financial support, he was an early practitioner of rewarding political loyalists with the only thing some find more valuable than money: power…

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Everything You Need to Know about Author Profile Pages

Author Profile Pages, Exploring HeinOnline, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Author Profile Pages are an excellent way to showcase and promote an author’s scholarly work. This page automatically displays a list of an author’s articles and ScholarCheck statistics and can be enhanced to include a photo, biographical information, and links to the author’s website and social media accounts. Use email alerts to stay up to date with authors’ works. Let’s take a closer look at this HeinOnline feature and what’s new!

Accessing Author Profile Pages

To find an author profile page, use the Advanced Search option found on the Law Journal Library homepage…

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HeinOnline Never Sleeps

Exploring HeinOnline, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

For the past few months we have been working diligently to add new features to enhance your HeinOnline experience. We’ve been busy implementing customer suggestions and incorporating new ideas. Let’s review what’s new!

New Features in HeinOnline

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The Flag, the National Anthem, and the First Amendment

Current Events, Exploring HeinOnline, U.S. Code
Lauren Mattiuzzo

In 2016, then-49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial injustice, particularly the killing of black Americans by police. During a campaign-style rally in Alabama this past September, President Trump denounced the kneeling protests and proclaimed that any players who refused to stand during the anthem should be fired. After Trump’s comments, hundreds of players joined the protest and the NFL promoted the message that it was unified. Several owners released statements criticizing the president’s comments and some locked arms with their players during the anthem. While some people support the protests, others feel it is disrespectful to the flag and the anthem…

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Celebrating United Nations Day

Exploring HeinOnline, United Nations
Lauren Mattiuzzo

October 24, 2017 is United Nations Day. This day celebrates the anniversary of when the United Nations was established in 1945 as an intergovernmental organization whose main objective is to create and maintain international order. This post highlights the history of the United Nations, as well as the extensive UN content that HeinOnline holds.

History of the United Nations

The United Nations replaced the League of Nations, which was considered to be ineffective during World War II. The term United Nations was first used by Franklin D…

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The History of Foreign Relations of the United States

Exploring HeinOnline, Foreign Relations of the U.S.
Shannon Sabo

The United States has formal diplomatic relations with most countries, including all United Nations member states, as well as with the European Union, the Holy See, and Kosovo. Recent global actions of the United States have made headlines: the decision to withdraw from the Paris Accord, the stated refusal to certify Iran’s compliance with the Iran Nuclear Program, and escalating tensions and repeated threats of military action against North Korea, among several others.

HeinOnline contains an essential collection of documents useful for forming a detailed understanding of the history of today’s foreign policies and international relations. The Foreign Relations of the United States series…

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