Yo, Ho, Ho and a Bottle of Rum: A Tale of Piracy and Maritime Law

Holidays and Observances, Law Journal Library, World Treaty Library, World Trials
Tara Hutchinson

Ahoy there, maties! This very day be International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Do ye know wha’ that means? Aye, that’s right, me hearties—we shall be natterin’ about pirates today! Ready yer sea legs, grab yer cup o’ grog, and leave them landlubbers behind.

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Piracy: Then and Now

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Remembering the Fallen: Researching the Tragedy of 9/11

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Highlights in History, Law Journal Library, Reports of U.S. Presidential Commissions, Statutes at Large, U.S. Presidential Library
Tara Hutchinson

On this day in 2001, the United States experienced the single worst terrorist attack in human history. The morning of Tuesday, September 11 saw four separate but coordinated attacks in various U.S. locations, which killed 2,966 people, injured more than 6,000 others, and resulted in billions of dollars in damages. The events of September 11th shocked the world, paving the way for a more aggressive, preemptive U.S. approach to foreign policy and national security. Join HeinOnline in understanding the tragedy and researching its impact as we remember the fallen.

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Trees of Green, Red Roses, Too: Keeping It a Wonderful World

Law Journal Library, Treaties and Agreements Library, World Treaty Library
Tara Hutchinson

This past August, a record number of wildfires ravaged the Amazon rainforest. In June, it was estimated that deforestation in the Amazon has risen by more than 88% compared to 2018. This increase in tree loss has sparked concerns about the fate of the Amazon and other forests across the globe. Learn about the environmental, societal, and economic importance of trees and discover current efforts to slow deforestation with HeinOnline.

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New Active Journals Added to HeinOnline This Month!

Law Journal Library, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

We are beginning monthly posts highlighting new, actively published journals in the Law Journal Library. Visit with us each month to see what new content is being added to this ever-growing collection, and be sure to read our monthly tip on how to best utilize our most popular database!

New Active Journals

With this month’s content release, we added 14 new titles to the Law Journal Library. Out of these journals, 12 are active titles. Let’s take a close look at the details of each of these…

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The Life and Career of Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black

History of Supreme Court Nominations, Law Journal Library, Pentagon Papers, Statutes at Large, U.S. Supreme Court, World Constitutions Illustrated
Tara Hutchinson

Eighty-two years ago, Hugo Lafayette Black was appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States. The fifth-longest serving justice, an avid New Deal supporter, and a former Ku Klux Klansman, Hugo Black proved to be controversial yet influential in the outcome of landmark Supreme Court decisions. Read about Justice Black’s jurisprudence and Supreme Court career with HeinOnline.

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Social Security Turns 84: A History of Roosevelt’s Landmark Act

Highlights in History, Law Journal Library, Reports of U.S. Presidential Commissions, Statutes at Large, U.S. Federal Agency Library, U.S. Federal Legislative History, U.S. Presidential Library
Tara Hutchinson

You may have a Social Security number, but do you actually know why? On this day 84 years ago, the first act was signed to implement social security programs in the United States. Explore the origins of U.S. Social Security with HeinOnline.

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

Current Events, Hot Topic News, Law Journal Library, Statutes at Large, U.S. Code, United Nations
Tara Hutchinson

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.

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Is a Picture Worth a Thousand Words? Exploring Emojis and the Law

Fastcase, Holidays and Observances, Hot Topic News, Law Journal Library, U.S. Supreme Court
Tara Hutchinson

Did you know that today is World Emoji Day? In recent years, emojis have evolved into an essential tool for expressing emotions and ideas, becoming nearly equivalent to words themselves. As of 2015, 92% of people use emojis in their online communications. Just check out this Emoji Tracker to view the realtime usage of emojis on Twitter. Furthermore, Oxford University Press named an emoji as its 2015 “Word of the Year.” Emojis are so popular that there was even a terrible movie made about them.

As true components of contemporary language, it’s no wonder that emojis are increasingly submitted as evidence in court cases all over the United States…

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The Right to Remain Silent: 53 Years of Miranda Rights

Current Events, Highlights in History, Law Journal Library, U.S. Supreme Court, World Constitutions Illustrated
Tara Hutchinson

Fifty-three years ago today, the landmark decision of Miranda v. Arizona significantly impacted law enforcement procedure, establishing that criminal suspects must be advised of their rights before being taken into police custody. The ruling held that if defendants are not informed of their right to remain silent and consult with an attorney, statements made while in police custody cannot be admissible as evidence.

Though the language may vary between jurisdictions, the “Miranda warning” has become so ingrained in U.S. society due to its portrayal in film and television that many can recite the common phrasing offhand. Lesser known, perhaps, are the details about the case that started it all…

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Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: Law Journal Library Now Holds More Than 2,700 Journals!

Law Journal Library, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

When HeinOnline was first launched in May 2000, it contained a small collection of law reviews, amounting to about 250,000 pages. With the addition of ten new journals this past month, the Law Journal Library now contains more than 2,700 journals, 64,000 volumes, and 36 million pages. Although this database initially held only the top legal journals, it now comprises of a variety of subjects such as political science, technology, history, and much more. Let’s take a closer look at what this multidisciplinary database has to offer.

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