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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New Journals Added to HeinOnline: April 2021

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

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


AUBD – Legal Forum / AUBD – Forum Juridic

2020

Published by Analele Universității din București

AUBD – Legal Forum aims to offer professors, Master students, and PhD students in the field of law (in both Romania and abroad) the opportunity to discuss their ideas, opinions, and proposals regarding current and interesting issues.  This journal’s intended audience consists of professors, scholars, and legal practitioners with an interest in law-related topics…

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Crime of the Century: The Kidnapping of Peter Weinberger

History of Capital Punishment, Law Journal Library, Statutes at Large, U.S. Supreme Court, World Trials
Stephanie Ruesch

It was an unremarkable Independence Day in equally unremarkable Westbury, New York, a sleepy suburban village of approximately 15,000 souls in Long Island’s Nassau County. Westbury was a community prototypical of the post-war boom, a quiet place where everyone knew their neighbors, children played safely outside, and no one locked their doors at night. On that afternoon in 1956, Betty Weinberger sat on the patio of her modest ranch-style home with her one-month-old son, Peter, enjoying the summer air. She placed her sleeping son in his carriage on the patio and briefly stepped inside the house. But when she returned just a few minutes later, Peter was gone. Panicked and bewildered…

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New Journals Added to HeinOnline: March 2021

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

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


Journal of Law & Social Policy (JLSP)

2019-2020

Published by Bahria University

This peer-edited journal is designed to contribute to the understanding of law from different perspectives. It aims to provide research articles on different aspects of legal and social issues, including papers on the relationship of law with religion, philosophy, psychology, anthropology…

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Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient

American History, Exploring HeinOnline, Law Journal Library, U.S. Congressional Serial Set, Women's Studies
Stephanie Ruesch

The Medal of Honor is America’s highest military honor, awarded by the President in the name of Congress for extraordinary acts of valor. First presented in 1863 to the surviving Andrews Raiders, Union soldiers who volunteered to commandeer the Confederate train The General, the Medal of Honor has since been awarded more than 3,500 times. The criteria and design of the Medal has changed since 1863, and today three variants of the Medal exist: one for the Department of the Army (awarded to soldiers), one for the Department of the Navy (awarded to sailors, marines, and coast guardsmen)…

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New Journals Added to HeinOnline: February 2021

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

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


ATHENS JOURNAL OF LAW (AJL)

2015-2020

Published by the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER)

The Athens Journal of Law (AJL) is a quarterly, double-blind peer-reviewed journal from Athens Institute for Education and Research, considering papers from all areas of law. Many of the articles are selected from the papers presented at various annual international academic conferences sponsored by the Business, Economics and Law Division of the Institute…

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Uneasy Lies the Head That Wears ‘The Crown’

Exploring HeinOnline, Highlights in History, Law Journal Library, World Constitutions Illustrated
Stephanie Ruesch

Last week, the nominees for the Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards were announced, with Season 4 of the Netflix drama The Crown reigning as the Globes’ most-nominated TV series of 2021 and tying at the SAGs for the most nominations for a TV show. Along with these accolades, this season of The Crown has also brought its fair share of controversy, primarily urging from the United Kingdom’s culture secretary that Netflix add a disclaimer warning viewers that the show is fictionalized, a call that stems primarily from Season 4’s portrayal of Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s tumultuous marriage; Netflix ultimately refused to add such a disclaimer…

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