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All About The Respect for Marriage Act

President Biden signed the Respect for Marriage Act into law on Tuesday, December 13 in order to protect the recognition of same-sex marriage. But what exactly does the act entail, and what does it mean—and not mean—for Americans?

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5 High-Stakes Issues in the 2022-2023 SCOTUS Term

Several high-profile topics are on the SCOTUS docket: First Amendment, environmental protections, affirmative action, voting rights, and more. Let’s take a look at some of these upcoming cases with the help of Preview and other HeinOnline resources.

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Roe v. Wade Has Been Overturned: Read the Findings in HeinOnline

This morning, the Supreme Court ruled in Dobbs v. Jackson to overturn Roe v. Wade, the court case that had established a constitutional right to an abortion. Several states already laws in place that could go into effect to restrict or ban abortion.

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Mass Shootings in the United States

It’s no secret that America has a mass shooting problem. In May 2022, there were 31 shootings that resulted in at least one death. Why does America have more mass shootings than other country? Let’s use HeinOnline to dive into this important issue.

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Secrets of the Serial Set: The Lincoln-Douglas Debates

With the issue of slavery at the forefront, the Lincoln-Douglas debates were the first political debates to receive nationwide attention, becoming public attractions that drew crowds of thousands of people and shaped politics for decades to come.

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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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7 Milestone Moments in the Fight for Women’s Rights

March is Women’s History Month, but the fight for gender equality in the United States is ongoing. While we continue to work towards a more equitable future, it’s the perfect time to review some milestone moments in the women’s rights movement.

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Speech, Crime, and Son of Sam Laws

Crime can pay, but Son of Sam laws attempt to prevent criminals from cashing in on their crimes. Various states and the federal government have such laws on their books. Learn about these laws in this post.