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Facebook Scandals and Internet Security

In March, it was revealed that Cambridge Analytica, a U.K.-based data-mining firm, used Facebook to collect demographic information on tens of millions of Americans. The controversy has sparked a conversation about the ethics of data mining.

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Climate Change, the Environment and the Law

Climate change has been more prevalent in the past few years as global temperatures have risen. This blog discusses the definition of climate change, the current U.S. government administration’s policies on and responses to this change, and how users can research this topic in HeinOnline.

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Time’s Up, #MeToo, and the Equal Rights Amendment

In many ways, 2017 was a historic year for women’s empowerment in the United States. First there was the Women’s March for human rights, and then came movements such as Time’s Up and #MeToo.

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Deadly Shootings and Gun Laws

In the first seven weeks of 2018, there have been several school shootings in the United States. With the latest school shootings, and other mass shootings, there has been on ongoing debate circling gun laws. Let’s take a look at what has been happening and what laws are currently in place.

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Research Immigration Policy in HeinOnline

Immigration has historically been a polarizing issue, arguably never more so than in today’s political climate. The purpose of this post is to provide a quick tutorial on major aspects of immigration law and highlighting points which have received intense recent media coverage.

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Presidential Pardoning Power

Recently, the Law Librarian Blog posted this short piece on whether or not a president can pardon himself. If a researcher would like to dig a bit deeper into this complicated topic, HeinOnline has a new beta tool which provides users with the ability to quickly and easily retrieve similar articles.

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The Watergate Scandal: Part I

Although the Watergate scandal happened in the early 1970s, it’s been in the news recently. Most people associate Watergate with President Richard M. Nixon’s eventual resignation, but what happened leading up to that? Join us as we dive into the Watergate scandal.

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The Refugee Crisis: Exploring U.S. Resettlement

The world has faced multiple refugee crises, defined as movements of large groups of displaced people. Today, more than 60 million people worldwide have been forcibly displaced from their home countries due to political upheaval, violence, religious persecution, and a myriad of other reasons.