Unpacking the History of American and International Child Rights

Human Rights, Law, Law Journal Library, Session Laws, Statutes at Large, U.S. Code, U.S. Congressional Serial Set, U.S. Federal Legislative History, U.S. Supreme Court, United Nations, World Treaty Library
Tara Kibler

What is a child? It may seem like a silly question, but the answer is more nuanced than one might think. In biology, the term refers to the state of the human being between birth and puberty. Legally, it refers to a person younger than a predetermined age of majority—the point in time when a person can take legal control over their actions and decisions. Symbolically, children have become much more. Over the past several hundred years, 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 widely considered in need of adult protection.

Pre-20th Century Children

Though this view of the child is one we’re all familiar with now…

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A Fathers’ Day Investigation of the Fathers’ Rights Movement

Law, Law Journal Library, National Survey of State Laws, Session Laws, Subject Compilations of State Laws, World Treaty Library
Tara Kibler

Family law is an area of the legal field concerning matters relating to marriage and partnership, divorce, adoption, surrogacy, child protection from abuse and neglect, and other domestic issues. In the last century or so, the transformation of certain definitions (e.g. wife, marriage, gender) and the recognition of women’s rights have dramatically changed the practice. Over the past few decades, one group has made it their mission to reform family law and the family court system further—fathers. Join us as we use HeinOnline to investigate the history of family law and the relatively new fathers’ rights movement.

Before We Get Started

Don’t miss out! Make sure you have the databases we’ll be mentioning in this post…

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Tip of the Week: Session Law Locator Tool (and Project Update!)

HeinOnline Updates, Session Laws, Tip of the Week, Tips and Tricks, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Do you find yourself browsing through full volumes in the Session Laws Library to locate a specific chapter, act, or page? HeinOnline’s general indexing coverage of the session laws is from inception to current. Use the Session Laws Quick Locator tool to save time and energy! Today’s blog will explore how to utilize this advantageous tool, as well as provide an update to the Session Laws indexing project.

Using the Quick Locator Tool

Users can find the Session Laws Quick Locator Tool on the landing page of the Session Laws Library

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Breathe a Little Easier: #BeatAirPollution This World Environment Day

Current Events, Foreign Affairs, Hot Topic News, Law, Law Journal Library, Session Laws, The Environment, Treaties and Agreements Library, United Nations
Tara Kibler

June 5th is World Environment Day, established by the United Nations in 1974. An international platform for environmental awareness, World Environment Day is officially celebrated in a different host city each year with activities centered around a particular theme. Discover more about World Environment Day, its origins, and the theme of the 2019 celebrations—air pollution—with HeinOnline.

Before We Get Started:

Don’t miss out! Make sure you have the databases we’ll be mentioning in this post. Follow the links below to start a trial today.

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

American History, Current Events, Education, Highlights in History, History of Supreme Court Nominations, Human Rights, Law, Law Journal Library, Political Science, Session Laws, Slavery in America and the World, U.S. Supreme Court, World Constitutions Illustrated
Tara Kibler

May 17, 2019 marks 65 years since the ruling of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, 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 then check out how Brown v. Board fits into the evolution of U.S. education.

Before We Get Started:

Don’t miss out! Make sure you have the databases we’ll be mentioning in this post. Follow the links below to start a trial today.

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Ride to Live for Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month (and Beyond)

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Law, National Survey of State Laws, Popular Culture, Session Laws, Subject Compilations of State Laws
Tara Kibler

We’re kicking off Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month with an overview of motorcycle safety laws in the U.S. Take a quick detour to learn about motorcycle history, then ride on to ensure you have the proper helmet and eye protection to stay safe and legal throughout the upcoming summer months.

Before We Get Started:

Don’t miss out! Make sure you have the databases we’ll be mentioning in this post. Follow the links below to start a trial today.

Motorcycles: A Brief History

The first iteration of the motorcycle can be traced back to the second half of the 19th century…

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Session Laws Library Indexing Project: March 2019 Update

Enhancements, HeinOnline Updates, Session Laws, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Back in June 2018, we blogged about the status of the Session Law indexing project. All 50 states in the Session Law Library are indexed to the chapter or act level from 2000 to current. We are currently expanding this indexing for all states back to inception. Since our last update, we have been diligently working and have indexed six more states back to inception. Let’s take a look at where this project currently stands.

Status of the Project

The following states have been indexed back to inception thus far:

  1. California (1849-2018)
  2. Florida (1822-2018)
  3. Georgia (1735-2017)
  4. Illinois (1809-2017)
  5. Indiana (1801-2018)
  6. Louisiana (1804-2016)
  7. Maryland (1692-2018)
  8. Massachusetts (1661-2016)
  9. Minnesota (1850-2018)
  10. Mississippi (1799-2017)
  11. New York (1691-2017)
  12. Ohio (1788-2016)
  13. Pennsylvania (1700-2015)
  14. Rhode Island (1636-2017)
  15. South Carolina (1694-2017)
  16. Texas (1836-2017)

Next up to be added to this list is the state of Tennessee…

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Session Laws Indexing Project Update June 2018

Enhancements, HeinOnline Updates, Session Laws, What's New
Kaylyn Zurawski

Back in April 2017 we blogged about the Session Laws indexing project and announced that all 50 states were indexed to the chapter or act level from 2000 to current. In January 2018, we released an update to the project, reporting that two states were indexed back to inception. We have been diligently indexing our way through the states and we have some news to share!

Overview of the Project

The following states have been indexed back to inception thus far:

  1. California (1849-2017)
  2. Massachusetts (1661-2015)
  3. New York (1691-2017)
  4. Maryland (1692-2018)
  5. Florida (1822-2017)
  6. Illinois (1809-2016)
  7. Ohio (1788-2016)
  8. Georgia (1735-2017)
  9. Texas (1836-2017)
  10. Indiana (1801-2017)

Minnesota will be the next state indexed back to inception…

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Session Laws Indexing Project Update and New Feature Announcement

Enhancements, HeinOnline Updates, Session Laws, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Back in April 2017 we blogged about the Session Laws indexing project and announced that all 50 states were indexed to the chapter or act level from 2000 to current. In August 2017, we released an update to the project, reporting that two states were indexed back to inception. We have been diligently indexing our way through the states and we have some news to share!

Overview of the Project

The following states have been indexed back to inception thus far:

  1. California (1849-2016)
  2. New York (1691-2016)
  3. Maryland (1692-2017)
  4. Florida (1822-2017)
  5. Illinois (1809-2015)
  6. Ohio (1788-2016)

Next up is the state of Georgia…

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Indexing Our Way Through State Session Laws: An Update

Content News, Customer Suggestion, Session Laws, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

You spoke, we listened. Thanks to feedback from a customer survey, we have enhanced our Session Laws Library by indexing all 50 states to the chapter or act level from 2000 to date. A few months back, we announced an amended tactic: states would be indexed back to inception one-by-one beginning with the most accessed states.

Where Are We Now?

We have completed the states of California (1849-2016) and New York (1691-2016). Both of these states are now indexed back to inception…

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