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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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In or Out: The Complicated History Between NATO and Ukraine

On February 24th, Russia launched what Vladimir Putin called a “special military operation” in Ukraine, claiming to seek demilitarization and denazification. In this blog we take a look at the complicated history between NATO and Ukraine.

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Paving the Way: Colin Powell’s Career and Legacy

Colin Powell, former secretary of state and at one time the highest-ranking Black person in the nation, passed away on Monday, October 18 from complications of COVID-19 at age 84. Despite being fully vaccinated, Powell’s fight with multiple myeloma had significantly weakened his immune system.

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Mandates to Vaccinate: A Brief History

Vaccination requirements aren’t new in the United States. Many infectious diseases have resulted in mandatory inoculations at the federal and state level—well before today’s health and safety measures were put into place.

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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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President Biden Orders a Minimum Wage Increase

President Joe Biden signed an executive order on April 27, 2021, calling for the minimum wage to be set at $15 for hundreds of thousands of federal contract workers by early 2022. Learn how to research the topic of minimum wage and how to locate executive orders just like this one.

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All About President Biden’s New Supreme Court Commission

President Joe Biden recently issued an executive order creating a bipartisan commission of 36 experts to study structural changes to the Supreme Court. View this executive order in the Federal Register within HeinOnline to learn more about these changes.