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All About The Respect for Marriage Act

President Biden signed the Respect for Marriage Act into law on Tuesday, December 13 in order to protect the recognition of same-sex marriage. But what exactly does the act entail, and what does it mean—and not mean—for Americans?

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All About HeinOnline’s Integration with Fastcase

To create an authoritative case law database, HeinOnline has partnered with Fastcase, a leading next-generation legal research service that features powerful “best-case-first” tools that make case law research faster than ever.

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The History of Disaster Relief in America

The Atlantic hurricane season lasts from June 1 to November 30. As this year’s season comes to an end, we’ve already seen several disastrous storms hit U.S. territory. What is the federal government’s responsibility when storms like this hit?

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5 High-Stakes Issues in the 2022-2023 SCOTUS Term

Several high-profile topics are on the SCOTUS docket: First Amendment, environmental protections, affirmative action, voting rights, and more. Let’s take a look at some of these upcoming cases with the help of Preview and other HeinOnline resources.

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Inflation Reduction Act: The FYI on the IRA

On August 16, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act, originally called Build Back Better, into law. Let’s take a look at what this bill includes, using resources from HeinOnline.

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Classified or Declassified? What Does the Law Say

Trump is claiming he had a “standing order” to declassify documents. What does the law say about the protection of classified information? A Congressional Research Service report, just issued on August 12, 2022, includes all the details.

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The Easiest Resource for Comparing Hot Topic Laws by State

Debates about gun regulation, abortion, and voting rights have been the center of news outlets due to recent mass shootings and Supreme Court rulings. To help users better understand these timely topics, HeinOnline offers National Survey of State Laws.

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Mass Shootings in the United States

It’s no secret that America has a mass shooting problem. In May 2022, there were 31 shootings that resulted in at least one death. Why does America have more mass shootings than other country? Let’s use HeinOnline to dive into this important issue.