New Journals Added to HeinOnline: July 2021

Content News, HeinOnline Updates, Law Journal Library, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

With the July content release, we added eight new journals, seven of which are active serials. Many of these journals are included as a part of our extended agreement with Emerald Publishing. Let’s dive into our new Law Journal Library titles this month and see the type of content they cover. Don’t forget to check out our exciting news announcement!


Columbia Journal of Race and Law Forum

Vols. 1-11 (2011-2021)
Published by Columbia Law School

The Columbia Journal of Race and Law Forum (CJRL)’s mission is to establish a dialogue on historic and contemporary notions of socio-political and legal challenges facing racial and ethnic minorities…

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New Emerald Publishing Titles Added to HeinOnline!

Content News, Law Journal Library, What's New
Tara Kibler

HeinOnline is pleased to announce that we have incorporated several new titles from Emerald Publishing into the Law Journal Library.

Emerald is one of the world’s leading digital-first publishers, commissioning, curating, and showcasing research that is meant to make a difference.


Emerald content contains mission-led social science research that tackles key societal challenges aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals— the result of academic collaboration across disciplines, countries, industries, and governments and providing research that influences thinking, changes policies, and positively transforms beyond the walls of academia.

Let’s dive into the Emerald titles that are newly available in HeinOnline.


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New Journals Added to HeinOnline: June 2021

Content News, HeinOnline Updates, Law Journal Library, What's New
Tara Kibler

With the June content release, we added 10 new journals, nine of which are active serials. Let’s dive into our new Law Journal Library titles this month and see the type of content they cover.


AFRICAN HUMAN RIGHTS LAW REPORTS

2000-2011

Published by PULP – Pretoria University Law Press

The African Human Rights Law Reports contains legal decisions of relevance to human rights law in Africa. The Reports are indispensable for anyone dealing with African human rights issues—legal practitioners, judges, international and domestic civil servants, members of civil society, and academics—and captures the evolving human rights jurisprudence of the African continent…

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Same DNA but Born this Way: A Look Back at Transgender History

Fastcase, Law Journal Library, LGBTQ, Statutes at Large, U.S. Congressional Documents, United Nations
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Although to many the term transgender seems relatively new, its roots can be traced back to ancient civilizations. Verbiage and categorizations have changed over time and vary in different cultures. This Pride month, we’ll take a look at the history of transgender people and how they are impacted by law today.

What Is Transgender?

Transgender is a term for people who have a gender identity or gender expression that differs from the sex that they were assigned to at birth. Even though some people identify as the sex opposite the one they were born with…

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100 Years after the Tulsa Race Massacre

American History, Bar Journals Library, Civil Rights and Social Justice, Law Journal Library, Session Laws
Stephanie Ruesch

On May 19, 2021, three survivors of the Tulsa Race Massacre testified before a House Judiciary Subcommittee, recounting for the congressional record their memories of May 31 and June 1, 1921, when a white mob descended on the predominately Black neighborhood of Greenwood Avenue in Tulsa, OK, killing hundreds of Black people and leveling homes and businesses. The three survivors were all young children when the massacre occurred and are now all over one hundred years old. Through their testimony they urged Congress to act and give them and other survivors justice while they were still alive. Watch their testimony here.

The Tulsa Race Massacre…

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The Complicated History of Eugenics in the United States

American History, Human Rights, Immigration, Law Journal Library, Legal Classics, Session Laws
Tara Kibler

Most would agree that the future of the human race depends on the capability of its offspring. At the turn of the 20th century, with the rise of the eugenics movement, this premise was taken to a logical yet dismal conclusion: the human race could be improved if only the genetically superior were allowed to reproduce.

Though such talk may be repulsive to many in the modern era, it was surprisingly commonplace just a few generations ago. Even more shocking, you’ll find notable, well-respected names on the list of advocates for the practice. It was only when eugenics was taken to its extreme under Nazi Germany that the movement began to fall out of favor…

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New Journals Added to HeinOnline: May 2021

Content News, HeinOnline Updates, Law Journal Library, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

With the May content release, we added 9 new journals, 7 of which are active serials. Let’s dive into our new Law Journal Library titles this month and see the type of content they cover.


African Human Rights Yearbook (AHRY)

2017-2020

Published by PULP – Pretoria University Law Press

The three institutions making up the African regional human rights system, the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, and the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child…

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All Dogs Go to Heaven, but Not All Go Shopping at Target: Exploring Service Animals

Animal Law, Federal Register, Law Journal Library, Statutes at Large, U.S. Code
Stephanie Ruesch

Happiness is a warm puppy, according to Peanuts creator Charles Schultz. But for many people, dogs are more than a source of happiness, companionship, and love: they are vital lifelines to the outside world. Service animals, including guide dogs, hearing dogs, and seizure response dogs, are defined by Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, but animals have performed these functions long before being codified in the Act. Since the formal introduction of guide dogs into American life in the 1930s, the public at large has become accustomed to seeing harnessed and vest-wearing dogs out in public spaces with their handlers, whether it be the traditional guide dog to “new” emotional support animals…

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President Biden Orders a Minimum Wage Increase

Current Events, Federal Register, Law Journal Library, Political Science, U.S. Presidential Library
Lauren Mattiuzzo

President Joe Biden signed an executive order on April 27, 2021, calling for the minimum wage to be set at $15 for hundreds of thousands of federal contract workers, including those with disabilities, by early 2022. This would increase their existing minimum wage of $10.95 by nearly 37%.

The order also establishes an inflation measure each year for an automatic adjustment based off the cost of living. It further eliminates the tipped minimum wage for federal contractors by 2024, a stipulation that will complete the previous Obama executive order, ensuring that tipped employees working on these contracts will earn the same minimum wage as other employees on federal contracts…

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Associate Justice Kavanaugh’s Nomination Hearings Added to History of Supreme Court Nominations

HeinOnline Updates, History of Supreme Court Nominations, Law Journal Library, U.S. Supreme Court
Tara Kibler

HeinOnline is pleased to announce that we’ve now completed the online volumes in The Supreme Court of the United States: Hearings and Reports on Successful and Unsuccessful Nominations of Supreme Court Justices by the Senate Judiciary Committee. We were able to complete this series with the latest release of Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination hearings, material so voluminous that it comprises 8 volumes. Find it all in HeinOnline’s History of Supreme Court Nominations database.


VIEW THE NEW KAVANAUGH VOLUMES


Dive into this post to learn a bit more about Associate Justice Kavanaugh, his background, and his time on the Supreme Court.

Kavanaugh’s Background and Nomination


Education and Early Work

After attending high school at Georgetown Preparatory School in Bethesda…

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