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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.

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4 Heinous Wrongful Convictions in American History

Unfortunately, wrongful convictions—when an innocent person is convicted of a crime—are not a rarity in American history. Countless people, perhaps more than we will ever know, have gone to jail or even been executed for crimes that they did not commit.

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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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Education & Empowerment: The History of HBCUs

Prior to the Civil War, African Americans weren’t allowed to receive an education. The Emancipation Proclamation may have freed the enslaved according to legislation, but truly, African Americans couldn’t achieve equality without education. And that’s where HBCUs came into play.