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.

Fast Facts & Figures

What makes HeinOnline’s journal (and other) content unique is its image-based…

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Breathe a Little Easier: #BeatAirPollution This World Environment Day

Current Events, Holidays and Observances, Hot Topic News, Law Journal Library, Session Laws, Treaties and Agreements Library, United Nations
Tara Hutchinson

June 5th is World Environment Day, established by the United Nations in 1974. An international platform for environmental awareness, World Environment Day is officially celebrated in a different host city each year with activities centered around a particular theme. Discover more about World Environment Day, its origins, and the theme of the 2019 celebrations—air pollution—with HeinOnline.

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New Journal Added to the Edward Elgar Law Publishing Package!

Edward Elgar Publishing Law Package, Law Journal Library, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

We’re happy to announce that we added Competition Law Journal to the Edward Elgar Publishing Law Package! This new journal is also available in the Law Journal Library with a three-year embargo. Containing 18 volumes and more than 6,000 pages, Competition Law Journal is a key reference for every competition and corporate law library!

About the Journal

The Competition Law Journal provides scholars and practitioners in the field of competition and antitrust with a reliable source of analysis on the law and practice in the UK and EU…

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New Wiley Journals Available in the Law Journal Library!

Law Journal Library, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

We are pleased to announce that we have expanded our existing agreement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.! More than 20 Wiley journals, including 13 brand new titles (and one coming soon), are now part of the ever-growing Law Journal Library which contains more than 2,700 journals. These titles are being added at no additional cost and cover a wide array of subjects. We hope you enjoy these new offerings!

Wiley Titles in HeinOnline

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Turtles, and Tortoises, and Terrapins – Oh, My!

Animal Law, Current Events, Holidays and Observances, Law Journal Library, World Treaty Library
Tara Hutchinson

Today is World Turtle Day, and HeinOnline wants to shell-abrate! Join us in discovering how the world continues to help these adorable reptiles survive and thrive.

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World Turtle Day

Since the year 2000…

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“Heartbeat Bills” and the Push to Overturn Roe v. Wade

Current Events, History of Supreme Court Nominations, Law Journal Library, U.S. Supreme Court, Women and the Law
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Last week, the Alabama legislature passed the most restrictive abortion bill in the United States, which Republican Governor Kay Ivey signed into law. The bill would make it a felony for the doctors to perform or attempt to perform an abortion in the state (although the woman who receives an abortion would not be held criminally culpable or civilly liable). Other states, such as Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Ohio, have passed “heartbeat bills,” which prohibit abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, which is typically when a doctor can first detect a fetal heartbeat. These laws will likely be appealed, as many violate the undue burden notion of established federal law…

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Celebrating the 65th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education

Current Events, Highlights in History, History of Supreme Court Nominations, Law Journal Library, Session Laws, Slavery in America and the World, U.S. Supreme Court, World Constitutions Illustrated
Tara Hutchinson

May 17, 2019 marks 65 years since the ruling of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, the landmark decision in which the Supreme Court determined racial segregation in schools to be unconstitutional. Continue reading to discover more about the case, and then check out how Brown v. Board fits into the evolution of U.S. education.

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Class is Now in Session: Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week

Current Events, Holidays and Observances, Law Journal Library, Statutes at Large, U.S. Federal Agency Library, U.S. Supreme Court
Tara Hutchinson

HeinOnline is honoring educators of all kinds for Teacher Appreciation Week (May 5-11 2019). We thank those teachers who furthered our own development, as well as those who are currently guiding future generations. Celebrate Teachers’ Week by setting aside those lesson plans and exploring the growth of education in the United States.

Revisiting U.S. Education with HeinOnline


The United States system of education has evolved under a variety of influences dating back to the Colonial Era.

17th-18th Centuries

Compulsory education is rooted in the ideals of the Thirteen Colonies…

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Millennial Leadership in Libraries…and Beyond

Exploring HeinOnline, Law Journal Library, What's New
Shannon Furtak

Enough with the Avocado Toast, Already

Every generation feels misunderstood by the generation that came before them. It’s basically a rite of passage to listen to stories about how much harder each older generation had it than the one that followed. This is evident today in the way millennials are perceived by some Generation Xers and baby boomers: mindless robots, addicted to smartphones and other forms of technology, and unwilling to settle down and purchase homes because they’re too busy wasting money on gadgets and pricey brunch food.

The reality is that millennials, especially older millennials (the Oregon Trail generation) are aging into middle adulthood and entering leadership roles at a rapid pace…

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