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The Right to Remain Silent: 53 Years of Miranda Rights

Fifty-three years ago today, the 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. Explore the Miranda v. Arizona case first-hand in HeinOnline.

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U.S. Immigration Law and Policy: Past and Present

Immigration continues to be a hot and controversial topic in U.S. news. Luckily, HeinOnline has gathered the most important U.S. immigration legislation into one unique database to help users stay on top of developments in relevant law and policy.

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Secrets of the Serial Set: The Lewis and Clark Expedition

This month, HeinOnline continues its Secrets of the Serial Set series by exploring the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Join us each month to explore notable events in U.S. history using the primary sources themselves.

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Exploring the Evolution of Memorial Day with HeinOnline

As previous generations have done before us, this Memorial Day we honor those who have given their lives in military service to the United States. In this post, we revisit the surprisingly controversial history of Memorial Day and use HeinOnline to examine its institution as a U.S. federal holiday.

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

May 2019 marks 65 years since the ruling of Brown v. Board of Education, 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 check out how Brown v. Board fits into the evolution of U.S.

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Find Out What It Means in HeinOnline

Women’s History Month is celebrated in March every year around the world to honor the vital role of women in history. To commemorate this celebration, let’s take a look at the women who have paved the way for today’s generation, inspiring us to fight for equality.

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The Flag, the National Anthem, and the First Amendment

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick began kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial injustice. While some people support the protests, others feel it is disrespectful to the flag & the anthem. Let’s take a look at what resources HeinOnline contains in regards to this controversial topic.

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Celebrating United Nations Day

October 24, 2017 is United Nations Day. This day celebrates the anniversary of when the United Nations was established in 1945 as an intergovernmental organization whose main objective is to create and maintain international order.