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

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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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Stay in the Know with SCOTUS Cases this 2019-2020 Term!

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Lauren Mattiuzzo

Last week, the Supreme Court of the United States began hearing three separate cases which could determine whether LGBTQ people are protected in the workplace by the 1964 Civil Rights Act. As the term continues, SCOTUS will also hear cases regarding age discrimination, maritime law, abortions, the insanity defense, and much more. With Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases you can stay in the know with these upcoming cases!

About Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases

The American Bar Association’s Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases is a publication that provides comprehensive expert analysis of all cases granted certiorari before the Supreme Court prior to the arguments…

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Capital Punishment Research Resources in HeinOnline

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Shannon Furtak

Capital punishment is one of the most controversial issues facing global society, both today and historically. Many countries have abolished the death penalty. Those which have not include the United States, China, India, Japan, and most Islamic states. The United States is the only Western nation still using capital punishment.

Proponents of the death penalty argue that it is a deterrent to crime, prevents offenders from committing further crimes, and is a tool prosecutors and police can use when plea bargaining with defendants. Opponents believe capital punishment is inhumane, discriminates against poor and minority defendants, and does not actually deter crime.

Death Penalty Fast Facts

  • Since 1976…

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The Supreme Court and Workers’ Rights

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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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Marriage Equality and Religious Freedom

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Lauren Mattiuzzo

Five years ago, two gay men were turned away by the Christian owner of a bakery in Lakewood, Colorado because of his religious beliefs. The case has been in court ever since and will be heard by the Supreme Court in its new term, which began on October 2nd. This controversial case will examine issues of both equal rights and religious liberty.

Facts of the Case

In 2012, Charlie Craig and David Mullins planned to legally wed in Massachusetts, because their residing state of Colorado did not recognize same-sex marriage…

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2016 Year in Review

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Shannon Furtak

What a tumultuous year 2016 turned out to be! Brexit and the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States surprised the world; many entertainment icons passed away, including actor Gene Wilder, actress Florence Henderson, singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, legendary musician and performer Prince, and psychic Miss Cleo, among many others. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia also died suddenly, leaving a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court that has yet to be filled…

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It's been an Insanely Busy October!

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Shannon Furtak

HeinOnline is constantly adding content and tools to enhance users' research experiences, but this month featured more announcements than most. Be sure to sign up for our monthly newsletters to stay informed on what's new and what's coming soon!

Since there was so much to absorb, here's a summary of what happened in October:

1. HeinOnline's overall page count surpassed 140,000,000! There are more than 120,000 titles, nearly 300,000 volumes, and more than 60 databases available. On average, HeinOnline adds 1,000,000 pages every month.

2. Slavery in America and the World: History…

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NOW AVAILABLE: Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases

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Shannon Furtak

Recently, HeinOnline and the American Bar Association announced a new partnership: Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases is now available exclusively through HeinOnline in an easily accessible, fully searchable, digital format. The first issue published online has been emailed to all subscribers, and database access information has been given via email and snail mail to all subscribers.

If you are a Preview subscriber who has not yet received access information, please email marketing@wshein.com today so we can update our records!

Advantages of Preview Online

Content Archives and Searchability

Subscribers now have access to the current issues and complete backfile of this incredibly valuable title…

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