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How a Lawmaker Gets Expelled from Congress

On December 1, 2023, George Santos was expelled from the House of Representatives by a 311-114 vote, telling reporters, “To hell with this place!” as he exited the United States Capitol. It was a dramatic moment, fitting for such a rare occasion—only 21 Congress members have ever been expelled.

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New Oxford University Press Titles Available in HeinOnline

We are excited to announce the addition of four new journals from Oxford University Press to HeinOnline! Additionally, due to an updated agreement with the publisher, two journals that previously existed in HeinOnline now have expanded coverage.

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Behind the Bindings: 5 Fun Facts About New Year’s Day

New Year’s Day is when we collectively bid adieu to the chapters of the past and embrace the unwritten promises of tomorrow. But before we pop the champagne, let’s travel back in time to learn the deep-rooted history of this special day.

Eugene Debs, the Espionage Act, and the Election of 1920

Near the end of World War I, Eugene Debs delivered an anti-war speech in Ohio. Two weeks later, he was arrested and imprisoned for his words. In 1920, he ran for president from his prison cell, ultimately waging the most successful campaign by a socialist candidate in American history.

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The Ratification of the Bill of Rights

December 15 marks Bill of Rights Day, commemorating the 1791 ratification of the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, collectively known as the Bill of Rights. However, crafting a Bill of Rights was highly controversial at the time.