New Database! NOMOS: American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy

Content News, Law Journal Library, Nomos: American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Nomos, from Ancient Greek, stands for the body of law governing human behavior, or the “spirit of the law” in Greek mythology. This became the basis for the highly regarded NOMOS series, launched in 1958 by the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy (ASPLP). It includes scholarly work from some of the most distinguished and accomplished scholars in political and legal philosophy. This robust thematic collection contains more than 60 volumes* covering valuable interdisciplinary research. It has become a go-to resource for scholars to kick-start their research.

We are pleased to announce the addition of this series in our new database, NOMOS: American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy

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Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop Buying GameStop

Economics, Law Journal Library, Popular Culture, Taxation and Economic Reform in America
Tara Kibler

In a David and Goliath story for the modern era, at-home Reddit-browsing retail investors have taken on the investment firms of Wall Street—and the Redditors, up until recently, were winning.

Gaming GameStop for All It’s Worth (and More)

If you are or were a video game enthusiast, you may be familiar with GameStop, an American video game, electronics, and gaming merchandise retailer. As online game services such as Xbox Live, Playstation Network, and Steam have risen in popularity, the market for physical game retailers has been in steep decline. Over the past six years, GameStop has subsequently been losing money. Not surprisingly, its stock plummeted.

Pivot to the investment firms of Wall Street who…

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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 January content release, we added 9 new journals, 8 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.


CONSTRUCTION LAW JOURNAL

Vols. 1-16#1 (2003-2020)

Published by the Construction Law Section of the State Bar of Texas

The Construction Law Journal is published semi-annually by the Construction Law Section of the State Bar of Texas with the assistance of students from South Texas College of Law Houston. The purpose of the Journal is to publish well-researched…

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A Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Medicine Go Down: A Brief History of Compulsory Vaccination

COVID-19, Exploring HeinOnline, Government Documents, Law Journal Library, Legal Classics, Medicine, State Reports: A Historical Archive, Statutes at Large, U.S. Congressional Documents, U.S. Supreme Court
Stephanie Ruesch

Vaccination efforts against COVID-19 are underway across the world. In the United States, two vaccines have been authorized by the Food and Drug Administration for use, one developed by Moderna and one by Pfizer-BioNTech. Limitations on the amount of available doses have led the Centers for Disease Control to provide recommendations on who should be vaccinated first, but eventually the general public will be able to receive the vaccine. Its widespread availability will naturally lead to questions for both the public and for policy makers on whether vaccination against COVID-19 will be a requirement to board a plane, return to school, attend a concert…

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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

Laptop with notebook and coffee

With the December content release, we added 10 new journals, all of which are active serials. We are particularly pleased to include with this release the NOMOS series—annual volumes discussing political and legal theory from the highly regarded American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy.

Let’s dive into our new Law Journal Library titles this month and see the type of content they cover.


ACCORD, A LEGAL JOURNAL FOR PRACTITIONERS

Vols. 1-6 (2011-2017) All Published

Published by Arizona Summit Law School

Accord is the internet-based companion of Phoenix Law Review, the flagship publication of Phoenix School of Law (now known as Arizona Summit Law School)…

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New Topic Taxonomy Brings “Categories” and “Subjects” into the HeinOnline Mix

Exploring HeinOnline, Law Journal Library, New Features, Searching
Tara Kibler

If you’ve spent a fair amount of time in the Law Journal Library, you may be familiar with HeinOnline’s Topics.

Using a combination of human curation along with natural language processing and machine learning, we’ve extracted narrow research concepts from each article in the Law Journal Library database. This has provided a robust foundation of more than 1,500 distinct multidisciplinary concepts which we’ve used to categorize each and every Law Journal Library document.

We call these concepts “Topics.” Every document in the Law Journal Library is assigned at least one of these Topics, and these concepts have been made available for users when browsing and searching…

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Deck the Courts with Boughs of Establishment Clause Litigation

Exploring HeinOnline, History of Supreme Court Nominations, Law Journal Library, Religion & the Law, U.S. Supreme Court
Stephanie Ruesch

Last month, on Thanksgiving Day, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that New York State could not place attendance limits on places of worship in areas of the state that had been designated as coronavirus hot spots. The rules drafted by Governor Andrew Cuomo had stated that areas of the state designated as orange zones could have no more than 25 people attend each service; in areas designated as a red zone, that cap was at 10 people. Citing interference with the First Amendment’s guarantee of religious liberty, the current ruling by the Court reversed its position from earlier this year, when it upheld similar attendance limits enacted in California and Nevada…

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The Elephant in the Room: Animal Welfare in the United States

Animal Law, Law Journal Library, Session Laws, Statutes at Large, The Environment, U.S. Congressional Documents
Tara Kibler

In 1948, the United Nations declared that freedom, justice, and peace rely on a respect for human rights. A few decades later, a global campaign surfaced, advocating that this respect be extended to other animals, as well. This fight for animal rights stems from the idea that, as sentient beings, animals are entitled to the consideration and protection that has been afforded to humans, particularly the right to avoid suffering.

Advocates for animal rights consider anything less than this basic protection to be speciesism, a prejudice as irrational as that of racism or sexism. Critics, however, argue that humans are fundamentally different from nonhuman animals—only humans have developed moral systems, possess self-awareness and purpose…

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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 November content release, we added nine new journals, all of which are active serials. In addition, the incorporation of these publications brings HeinOnline’s Law Journal Library to a whopping 2,900 journals! 

Let’s dive into these new titles and see what type of content they cover.


ANNALS OF THE CONSTANTIN BRANCUSI UNIVERSITY OF TARGU JIU, LETTERS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES SERIES

2008-2020#1

Published by University of Targu Jiu

Annals of the Constantin Brancusi University of Targu Jiu, Letters and Social Sciences Series includes articles from the historical, social, and philosophical perspectives with the objectives of encouraging research in education and expanding the horizon of knowledge in the field of letters and social sciences…

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Poison on the Shelves: Federal Product Tampering Laws and the Chicago Tylenol Murders

Exploring HeinOnline, Federal Register, Food and Drug Law, Law Journal Library, Medicine, Statutes at Large, U.S. Congressional Documents
Stephanie Ruesch

The holidays are fast approaching. Whether you’re gathering in-person with family or carving individual ham steaks over Zoom, preparations still need to be made, bringing along the usual hassle, chaos, and stress that come from trying to accommodate everyone’s schedules, prepare a meal, and decide whether it’s okay to mute Uncle Jim when he starts talking politics. All this family togetherness can bring on a headache, and you may reach for your trusty bottle of Holiday Acetaminophen™ to provide some relief. This relief is only obtainable after you rip off the plastic wrapper around the bottle’s neck, battle open the child-proof cap, peel off the inner foil safety seal, peel off the little bits of the seal you didn’t get off the first time…

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