Exploring HeinOnline: Medical Device Amendments of 1976 & Safe Medical Devices Act of 1990

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When the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act was passed in 1938, the FDA was charged with removing adulterated or mis-branded medical devices from the market.  It did not however give the FDA the ability to review medical devices before they entered the market.  When the Act was passed in 1938, medical devices were for the most part simple instruments in which defects could have been easily detected.  Since then, technology and research has provided for the development of far more complex medical devices, many for which defects could not be and are not easily detectable.

From 1938 to 1976…

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Exploring HeinOnline: Legislative History – Saline Water Conversion Act

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Compiled by Raymond C. Coulter and C. Richard Boehlert from the U.S. Department of Interior, this 11 volume set explores the legislative history of the first federal desalination statute that was passed in 1952.  The Saline Water Conversion Act was developed due to “the acute shortage of water in the arid areas of the Nation and elsewhere and the excessive use of underground waters throughout the Nation”.  The Act was established enabling Congress to “provide for the development of practicable low-cost means of producing from sea water, or from other saline waters, water of a quality suitable for agriculture, industrial, municipal…

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Exploring HeinOnline: Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978

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Enacted on October 25, 1978, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) established procedures for physical and electronic surveillance of “foreign intelligence information” between foreign powers and agents of foreign powers.  Agents of foreign powers includes American citizens and permanent residents suspected of being engaged in espionage and violating U.S. law on territory under United States control.  FISA resulted from extensive investigations by Senate Committees into the legality of domestic intelligence activities. 

Led separately by Sam Ervin and Frank Church in 1978, these investigations started in response to President Richard Nixon’s use of federal resources to spy on political and activist groups…

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Exploring HeinOnline: Law and Lawyers; Or, Sketches and Illustrations of Legal History and Biography

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This work attempts to trace the lives and fortunes of some eminent lawyers, in an effort to show the means by which they elevated themselves, and the struggles they underwent in achieving that elevation.

Every work within these volumes has been fully searched, as they were thought to contain information respecting the profession and those who have been prominent as leaders. It is the hope of the author, Archer Polson, that these volumes provide utility to readers. The examples provided within of men, who, by the mere force of their own talents and persevering energy, have conquered opposing circumstances, must provide encouragement to those whose position is unfavorable…

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Exploring HeinOnline: The Air & Space Lawyer

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The Air & Space Lawyer, published quarterly, is the newsletter of the American Bar Association Forum on Air and Space Law. This newsletter informs members of the significant developments in air and space law and keeps them apprised of the activities of the Forum. The Forum on Air and Space Law is the largest organization devoted to the legal aspects of aeronautics in the United States and abroad. Members are drawn from all segments of aeronautics, including airlines, aircraft manufacturers, general aviation, and more. HeinOnline's coverage of The Air & Space Lawyer is vols…

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Exploring HeinOnline: The Procurement Lawyer

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The Procurement Lawyer is the quarterly newsletter for the Section of Public Contract Law. It provides the latest news on federal, state, and local government procurement and brief articles that discuss common issues and problems facing private sector and government procurement officials. In doing so, The Procurement Lawyer also strives to provide a balance of views on the topics that are important to the Section's diverse membership. HeinOnline's coverage of The Procurement Lawyer is vols. 1-44(1965-2009).

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Exploring HeinOnline: Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996

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Public Law 104-132, the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act (AEDPA) of 1996, was passed into law on April 24, 1996 for the purpose of deterring terrorism, providing justice for victims, providing for an effective death penalty as well as other purposes.  Drafted and passed in part due to the Oklahoma City bombings and the World Trade Center Bombings, the AEDPA had a significant impact on the law of habeas corpus in the U.S. as applicable to state and federal prisoners on death row or imprisoned for a term of years. Through the passing of the AEDPA, the following amendments were instituted to the federal habeas corpus law:

  • The abuse-of-the-writ doctrine was replaced with an absolute bar on second or successive petitions
  • 1 year statute of limitations was created
  • 6 month statute of limitation created in death penalty cases
  • States were encouraged to appoint counsel for indigent state death row inmates during state habeas or unitary appellate proceedings
  • Petitioners who had filed a previous federal habeas petition were required to secure authorization from the federal court of appeals

Additional provisions were included in this act that addressed justice for victims; international terrorism prohibitions; terrorist and criminal alien removal and exclusion; nuclear…

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Exploring HeinOnline: Law Revision Commission of New York, Reports, Recommendations, and Studies

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Created in 1934, the Law Revision Commission is the oldest continuous agency in the common-law world devoted to law reform through legislation.  The Commission serves to examine the common law and statues of the State and current judicial decisions in order to identify areas needing improvement, and subsequently recommends needed reforms.  They also receive and consider proposed changes in the law recommended by the American Law Institute (ALI), the commissioners for the promotion of uniformity of legislation in the United States, and any bar association or other body.  They also receive and consider suggested changes from judges, justices, public officials…

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Exploring HeinOnline: The Indian Journal of Law and Technology

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The Indian Journal of Law and Technology was founded in August 2004 in order to furnish a platform in India for the discussion of domestic and international issues on technology. A deep understanding of these issues is crucial to the development of India’s technology economy, both from the point of view of businesses and from a public policy perspective. Published by the Law and Technology Committee at the National Law School of India, the IJLT contains articles by individuals from the academic and legal professions, the business world, government, and law students. This journal will be added to HeinOnline's Law Journal Library by the beginning of December, 2009.

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Exploring HeinOnline: Legislative History of P.L. 109-58 Energy Policy Act of 2005

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This legislative history set is made up of 24 volumes and includes the reports, hearings, and debates that led to the passing of Public Law 109-58, The Energy Policy Act of 2005.  This bill was passed by Congress on July 29, 2005 to combat the growing energy problems by changing U.S. energy policies.  The general provisions of the bill would: authorize loan guarantees for innovative technologies that avoid greenhouse gases, seek to increase coal as an energy source, authorize subsidies for alternative energy producers, provide tax breaks for those making energy conservation improvements in their homes, provide incentives to companies drilling for oil in the Gulf of Mexico…

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