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8 Forgotten Stories from American History

American history is brimming with lesser-known—but still fascinating—phenomena that even the most diligent historian may have forgotten. Read to explore a few of these stories with HeinOnline.

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Crime of the Century: The Kidnapping of Peter Weinberger

In 1956, Betty Weinberger sat on the patio with her one-month-old son, Peter. She briefly stepped inside the house, but when she returned just a few minutes later, Peter was gone. Read up on this crime of the century and others, as well as kidnapping-related legislation.

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All About President Biden’s New Supreme Court Commission

President Joe Biden recently issued an executive order creating a bipartisan commission of 36 experts to study structural changes to the Supreme Court. View this executive order in the Federal Register within HeinOnline to learn more about these changes.

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Deck the Courts with Boughs of Establishment Clause Litigation

The holiday season brings discussions of the First Amendment, cries of interference and discrimination, and glances at nativity scenes. Using HeinOnline, let’s clear up some of this Christmastime confusion and see what the Supreme Court has to say on the constitutionality of these traditions.

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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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Everything You Need to Know About Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett

On September 26th, Amy Coney Barrett, a conservative court judge was nominated. If confirmed, Barrett would keep the number of women serving on the Court at three. Today we will explore Barrett’s career and where she stands on major constitutional issues using HeinOnline.

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I Dissent: The Life and Legacy of the Incomparable Ruth Bader Ginsburg

September 2020 the nation lost one of its biggest social justice warriors, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. After serving on the Supreme Court of the United States for nearly three decades, Ginsburg passed away from complications of cancer. Join us as we explore the life of the Notorious RGB.