Reigning Supreme: All About the Highest Court in the United States

Exploring HeinOnline, Fastcase, History of Supreme Court Nominations, Law Journal Library, Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases, U.S. Supreme Court, World Constitutions Illustrated
Lauren Mattiuzzo

The Supreme Court of the United States, otherwise known as SCOTUS, is the highest tribunal in the nation for all cases and controversies arising under the Constitution. It marks the boundaries of authority between state and nation, state and state, and government and citizen. Although SCOTUS receives approximately 7,000-8,000 petitions each term, the justices grant and hear oral arguments for about 80 cases annually. Let’s take a closer look at SCOTUS and see what unique resources you can find in HeinOnline.

Who Makes Up SCOTUS

The Supreme Court was established by Article III of the Constitution…

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Medicine and Law: FREE COVID-19 Themed Issue Now Available

Current Events, Law Journal Library, Medicine
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Medicine and Law

The Official Journal of the World Association for Medical Law

Volume 39, Issue No. 2

We are pleased to offer a special COVID-19 issue of Medicine and Law FREE to our HeinOnline community. The Hein Company and the World Association for Medical Law recognize that this unprecedented crisis has greatly affected everyone, and we are compelled to provide credible information and resources.

About the Issue: The COVID-19 Pandemic


The cancellation of the 2020 World Congress on Medical Law resulted in the June issue of Medicine and Law becoming a time capsule which contemporaneously reviewed the first six months of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic…

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New Journals Added to HeinOnline This Month!

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

With the June content release, we added 18 new journals, all of which are active serials. Fifteen are new Criminal Justice journals from SAGE Publications, which have now not only been added to the Law Journal Library, but will also be included within our newly revamped Criminal Justice & Criminology collection.

Join us as we take a closer look at each of the new titles and the type of content they cover.


AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF CRIMINOLOGY

Full Text: Vols. 1-49 (1968-2016)
Indexed: Vols. 1-53#1 (1968-2019)

SAGE Publications

The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology is one of the world’s longest-running criminology journals…

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Proud to Be Born This Way: A Look Back at the Road to Pride and LGBTQ Rights

Current Events, Exploring HeinOnline, History of Supreme Court Nominations, Law Journal Library, LGBTQ, Statutes at Large, U.S. Supreme Court, World Constitutions Illustrated
Lauren Mattiuzzo

This June marks a special month for the LGBTQ community. Not only is it Pride month, but it’s also the 50th anniversary of annual LGBTQ and Pride traditions. The very first Pride march took place on the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in New York City on June 28, 1970. More than 500 Pride-related events have been canceled this year due to the COVID pandemic, but that hasn’t stopped people from celebrating. The LGBTQ community has found ways to celebrate online, and others are marching in black lives matter protests to elevate black voices in solidarity for equal rights. Let’s take a closer look at this movement…

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A Fathers’ Day Investigation of the Fathers’ Rights Movement

Law, Law Journal Library, National Survey of State Laws, Session Laws, Subject Compilations of State Laws, World Treaty Library
Tara Kibler

Family law is an area of the legal field concerning matters relating to marriage and partnership, divorce, adoption, surrogacy, child protection from abuse and neglect, and other domestic issues. In the last century or so, the transformation of certain definitions (e.g. wife, marriage, gender) and the recognition of women’s rights have dramatically changed the practice. Over the past few decades, one group has made it their mission to reform family law and the family court system further—fathers. Join us as we use HeinOnline to investigate the history of family law and the relatively new fathers’ rights movement.

Before We Get Started

Don’t miss out! Make sure you have the databases we’ll be mentioning in this post…

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Researching the Facts About Police Brutality and Racial Disparity

American History, Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice & Criminology, Current Events, Law Journal Library
HeinOnline Blogger

In the past week, peaceful protests, violent riots, and spontaneous looting have erupted across the United States in the name of George Floyd, a black man who recently died following an altercation with the police. Many engaging in these both lawful and unlawful protests do so to stand against police brutality and to stand with the Black Lives Matter movement.

Racial disparity in the use of lethal force by law enforcement has been a recurring point of contention for the United States. Before diving into this recent development, read up on the hot topic in this previous blog post.

The Death of George Floyd


THE INITIAL ENCOUNTER

On May 25…

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New Feature! Availability Facet Added to the Law Journal Library

Customer Suggestion, Law Journal Library, New Features
Tara Kibler

Over its 20 years of existence, HeinOnline has evolved into a premier online research platform primarily due to constructive feedback from its customers. When users find something in HeinOnline that can be enhanced, they send us an email, give us a call, start a live chat, or even send us a social media message. We carefully consider each request, and very often begin implementing the suggestion without delay.

Last month, we received another great suggestion over live chat. While performing some search queries in the Law Journal Library, Isabelle noticed that a few of her results were highlighted in red. These results indicated content that was indexed…

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New Journals Added to HeinOnline This Month!

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

With the May content release, we added 11 new journals, 7 of which are active serials. Join us as we take a closer look at each of the new titles and the type of content they cover.


EDUCATION LAW JOURNAL

2000-2017 All Published

Published by LexisNexis

Education Law Journal provides an up-to-date, authoritative source of information on all the latest developments in education law. Written by Great Britain’s leading education lawyers, judges and academics, it keeps busy practitioners, local authorities, tribunal judges and academics reliably informed…

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Law Day 2020: 4 Ways to Research This Year’s Theme in HeinOnline

Exploring HeinOnline, Law Journal Library, U.S. Congressional Serial Set, Women and the Law, Women's Studies, World Constitutions Illustrated
Tara Kibler

On May 1 each year, the United States observes Law Day to reflect upon the importance of the legal system and the rule of law in our society. Officially recognized by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1960, Law Day has become a means for bar associations, legal research centers, and law schools to educate society at large about law-related topics, usually with a targeted annual theme designated by the American Bar Association (ABA).

This Law Day, ABA has chosen the theme of Your Vote, Your Voice, Our Democracy: The 19th Amendment at 100 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the constitutional amendment that allowed women the right to vote…

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New Journals Added to HeinOnline This Month!

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

With the April content release, we added 10 new journals (nine of which are active serials) and one new bar journal! Join us as we take a closer look at each of the new titles and the type of content they cover.

Law Journal Library Additions


COMMUNICATION LAW AND POLICY
Full Text: Vols. 1-19 (1996-2014)
Indexed: Vols. 1-25#1 (1996-2020)

Published by Taylor & Francis

The societal, cultural, economic, and political dimensions of communication, including the freedoms of speech and press, are undergoing dramatic global changes…

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