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50 Years of Precedent: Will Roe v. Wade Be Overturned?

On Monday, in an unprecedented leak from the U.S. Supreme Court, Politico released a draft of Justice Samuel Alito’s majority opinion that would rescind Roe v. Wade, ending 50 years of abortion protection at the federal level. What does this mean?

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All About Justice Stephen Breyer

Justice Stephen Breyer announced that he is retiring after serving more than two decades on the nation’s highest court. Learn about Justice Breyer and how to research his career and major rulings in HeinOnline.

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All About Sonia Sotomayor

Sonia Sotomayor is known as the first woman of color, first Hispanic, and first Latina member of the Supreme Court of the United States. In this blog, we’ll explore Sotomayor’s education, early legal career, and notable rulings.

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Deck the Courts with Boughs of Establishment Clause Litigation

The holiday season brings discussions of the First Amendment, cries of interference and discrimination, and glances at nativity scenes. Using HeinOnline, let’s clear up some of this Christmastime confusion and see what the Supreme Court has to say on the constitutionality of these traditions.

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Everything You Need to Know About Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett

On September 26th, Amy Coney Barrett, a conservative court judge was nominated. If confirmed, Barrett would keep the number of women serving on the Court at three. Today we will explore Barrett’s career and where she stands on major constitutional issues using HeinOnline.

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I Dissent: The Life and Legacy of the Incomparable Ruth Bader Ginsburg

September 2020 the nation lost one of its biggest social justice warriors, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. After serving on the Supreme Court of the United States for nearly three decades, Ginsburg passed away from complications of cancer. Join us as we explore the life of the Notorious RGB.

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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.

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Reigning Supreme: All About the Highest Court in the United States

The Supreme Court of the United States, otherwise known as SCOTUS, is the highest tribunal in the nation for all cases and controversies arising under the Constitution. Let’s take a closer look at SCOTUS and see what unique resources you can find in HeinOnline.