Exploring HeinOnline: Legal Observer and Solicitors' Journal

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The Legal Observer & Solicitors' Journal is a work which is useful to both the practical and speculative man. It represents no one section of the legal profession and contains only non-exclusive opinions. The Journal presents a varied page in which the speculations of the jurist, the details of the lawyer, the bold discussion of legislative measures affecting the law, the experience of age, and the vivacity of youth have all lent their aid to render this work useful and interesting to the reader.

 

 

HeinOnline's coverage of the Legal Observer & Solicitors' Journal is vols…

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Exploring HeinOnline: Selective Service Act: Its Legislative History, Amendments, Appropriations, Cognates and Prior Instruments of Security

Exploring HeinOnline, U.S. Federal Legislative History
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This 5-volume set explores the legislative history of the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, also known as the Burke-Wadsworth Act.  It explores the historical background of the Act; the law as it was passed and became effective on September 16, 1940; and the amendments made to the Act during the 6 1/2 years following it’s enactment.  This Act was signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1940 and was the first peace-time draft in United States history.  The Act required that men between the ages of 21-35 register with local draft boards.  After the United States entered World War II, a  new selective service act made men between the ages of 18-45 liable for military service and required that all men between 18-68 register. 
This 5-volume legislative history set will be available in HeinOnline’s U.S…

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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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