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Tip of the Week: How to Locate the Text of a Public Law

Have you ever tried to locate the text of a public law or an Act, but didn’t have a U.S. Statutes at Large citation or a public law number handy? This week’s tip will showcase how to utilize three different sources in HeinOnline to locate the text of a public law using its popular name.

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Handling the Supreme Court Vacancy: Is Court Packing a Viable Option?

In the wake of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, some Democrats have pushed the idea of expanding the number of justices on the Supreme Court. This concept is called court packing. What is court packing, really? Allow HeinOnline to help answer all your court packing questions here.

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Unpacking the History of American and International Child Rights

What is a child? It may seem like a silly question, but the answer is more nuanced than one might think. Let’s explore how 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.

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A Quick ‘N Easy Guide to FDR’s Most Influential New Deal Programs

The 1920s-1930s witnessed most severe economic downturn the industrialized Western world had ever seen. In the United States, recovery was primarily helmed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt through his first and second “New Deal.” Rediscover the legislation with HeinOnline.

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Social Security Turns 84: A History of Roosevelt’s Landmark Act

You may have a Social Security number, but do you actually know why? On this day 84 years ago, the first act was signed to implement social security programs in the United States. Explore the origins of U.S. Social Security with HeinOnline.