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Roe v. Wade Threatened in Supreme Court Shadow Docket Ruling

In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a shadow docket refusing to block a Texas law banning abortion after six weeks. This new law violates the 1973 landmark decision Roe v. Wade, which declared a pregnant person has a constitutional right to an abortion.

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Researching Critical Race Theory in HeinOnline

Critical race theory is a concept that has been around for decades but became a hot topic of discussion in 2020 after the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other African Americans by police officers. Join HeinOnline as we take a deeper dive into what Critical Race Theory is and its history.

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The Complicated History of Eugenics in the United States

It was surprisingly commonplace just a few decades ago to think that only the genetically superior should be allowed to reproduce. When this concept, eugenics, was taken to its extreme under Nazi Germany, the movement began to fall out of favor. Learn about the history of eugenics with HeinOnline.

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McGirt v. Oklahoma: A Historic Win for Native American Rights

This summer, a landmark decision from the Supreme Court marked a historic win for Native American tribes, acknowledging their rights and transforming the justice system. Explore the landmark decision, its background, and what was actually affected by the ruling with HeinOnline.

Secrets of the Serial Set: The Apartheid Era

A look back on the development and fall of the South African system of apartheid. Featuring Dutch and British colonization, the institution of the system, and African and international resistance.

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Unpacking the History of American and International Child Rights

What is a child? It may seem like a silly question, but the answer is more nuanced than one might think. Let’s explore how the child has become not only an allegory for innocence and the embodiment of freedom, but also a shining beacon of hope for future generations.