Subject Compilations of State Laws: New Volume and Online Update Available

Subject Compilations of State Laws, What's New
Kaylyn Zurawski

New 2016-2017 Volume!

The new 2016-2017 volume is now available in print and in the Subject Compilations of State Laws database! This volume contains 600 entries under 225 main subject headings. New topics in this volume include robots and transportation companies like Uber and Lyft. The annotated material includes law review and other periodical articles, appellate court opinions, books, briefs from cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and other federal and state courts, commercial database contents, federal and state government publications, looseleaf services, and websites. Database users also enjoy access to the current and all prior volumes in this series…

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The Supreme Court and Workers’ Rights

Current Events, Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases, Searching
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Three cases were brought before the Supreme Court on May 21st, involving tens of thousands of nonunion employees. The cases were brought against Ernst & Young, LLP; Epic Systems Corporation; and Murphy Oil USA, Inc. to rule whether or not class action waivers were a violation of the National Labor Relations Act. The Supreme Court ruled by a 5-4 vote that employers can use contracts with workers to ban them from joining class-action lawsuits, as well as mandating individual arbitration in the event of a dispute.

About the Cases

The three companies involved in the Supreme Court case required their employees to waive their rights to join a class-action suit…

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The George Wythe Collection is Now Available in Legal Classics!

Legal Classics, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

In February, we announced that the Legal Classics database had reached more than 11,000 titles. We are now excited to announce a new addition to this database! The George Wythe Collection, composed of 160 titles, is now available in Legal Classics. Although the George Wythe Collection is much larger than 160 titles, the HeinOnline collection contains mainly law-related content. This collection has been added at no additional cost to subscribers.

Who Was George Wythe?

George Wythe was the first American law professor…

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HeinOnline Is Legal!

Company Info, Exploring HeinOnline
Shannon Furtak

This month, HeinOnline celebrates its 18th birthday. Since May of 2000, HeinOnline has provided legal and academic information to the library community and beyond in an image-based, user-friendly, and fully searchable format!

Where It All Began

HeinOnline’s history is extensively traced in The Invention of HeinOnline: The Story of Hein’s Dramatic Transformation in Response to the Coming of the Electronic Age by Joe Gerken. In 1995, before ‘internet’ was a household word, a memo was drafted by Kevin Marmion, then vice president of William S…

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Racial Disparity and Lethal Force

Current Events, Searching
Lauren Mattiuzzo

A study published in February by the American Journal of Public Health was conducted to update previous examinations of racial/ethnic disparities in the use of lethal force by law enforcement in the United States. According to the study, black men are nearly three times as likely to be killed by legal intervention than white men. Additionally, American Indians or Alaska Natives are also nearly three times as likely and Hispanic men are nearly twice as likely to be killed. View the full report here.

Study Results

James Buehler…

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New Titles Available in the Law Journal Library!

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

We are always increasing the value of a HeinOnline subscription, and are pleased to announce that we have expanded our existing agreement with Cambridge University Press! Nearly 40 Cambridge University Press journals, including more than 20 brand new titles, are now part of the Law Journal Library. These titles are being added at no additional cost. We hope you enjoy these new additions!

Cambridge University Press Titles in HeinOnline

The following titles are available in HeinOnline…

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Important Information Regarding HeinOnline Security Upgrade

Access, HTTPS
Kaylyn Zurawski

HeinOnline has supported both HTTP and HTTPS protocols for many years. Effective June 19th, 2018, HeinOnline is phasing out the HTTP protocol and is automatically redirecting all visitors to the secured (HTTPS) version of our site: https://heinonline.org/HOL/Welcome.


We have received positive feedback about this security upgrade. We would like to address a few questions that have been asked: 


  1. Users may start using the new (secured) version of our site right away: https://heinonline.org/HOL/Welcome. This secured version has been supported for several years.
  2. We will automatically redirect http to https for the foreseeable future…

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NEW DATABASE: Prestatehood Legal Materials: A Fifty-State Research Guide Including New York City and the District of Columbia

Prestatehood Legal Materials, What's New
Kaylyn Zurawski

Available digitally for the first time!

This new database is derived from the AALL’s Joseph L. Andrews Literature Award-winning 2005 sourcebook, Prestatehood Legal Materials, which is edited by Michael Chiorazzi and Marguerite Most and is held in more than 350 libraries. It provides brief overviews of state histories from colonization to statehood and identifies a wide range of both readily available and hard-to-find materials from each state; links to more than 1,500 full-text documents are provided. This is an invaluable and comprehensive tool for researchers. Unprecedented in its coverage of territorial government, this database holds resources that reveal the underlying legal principles that helped shape the United States…

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HeinOnline’s World Constitutions Illustrated: A 2017-2018 Update

What's New, World Constitutions Illustrated
Kaylyn Zurawski

HeinOnline’s World Constitutions Illustrated enables legal scholars to research the constitutional and political development of every country in the world. It includes the current constitution for every country in its original language format and an English translation, as well as substantial constitutional histories for all countries. It also includes constitutional periodicals, thousands of classic books, other related works such as the World Factbook, links to scholarly articles and online resources, and bibliographic references.


2017 to Date Updates

From February 2017 to date, we have added 622 constitutional documents, updated 87 countries, and added 202 new titles to our World Constitutions Illustrated database.…

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Facebook Scandals and Internet Security

Current Events, Searching
Lauren Mattiuzzo

In March, it was revealed that Cambridge Analytica, a U.K.-based data-mining firm, used Facebook to collect demographic information on tens of millions of Americans. This firm has ties to President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign. Reports state that the information was collected via an app which gave developers access to data such as photos, work histories, birthdays, and religious and political affiliations. This was all revealed after the indictment of 13 Russians and three companies which unveiled a network designed to manipulate the same campaign. These controversies have sparked a conversation about the ethics of data mining.

The Cambridge Affair

Facebook granted permission to University of Cambridge psychology professor Aleksandr Kogan to collect information from users who downloaded his app in 2014…

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