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“Heartbeat Bills” and the Push to Overturn Roe v. Wade

Several states have passed “heartbeat bills,” prohibiting abortions after 6 weeks of pregnancy. Their goal is to push the boundaries of Roe v. Wade, bringing the issue back to the Supreme Court to overturn the landmark case. Learn more about Roe v. Wade and abortion legislation in this blog post.

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Celebrating the 65th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education

May 2019 marks 65 years since the ruling of Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark decision in which the Supreme Court determined racial segregation in schools to be unconstitutional. Continue reading to discover more about the case and check out how Brown v. Board fits into the evolution of U.S.

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Researching the Right to Die

The concept of the ‘right to die’ is fraught with controversy and legal issues. The debate of giving the terminal ill the ability to die with dignity v. the concept being unethical is likely to continue indefinitely, so let’s review key U.S. Supreme Court cases on this topic in HeinOnline.

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Capital Punishment Research Resources in HeinOnline

Capital punishment is one of the most controversial issues facing global society. Many countries have abolished the death penalty. Those which have not include the United States, China, India, Japan, and most Islamic states. The U.S. is the only Western nation still using capital punishment.

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Most-Cited U.S. Supreme Court Cases in HeinOnline: Part III

Almost ten years ago, we blogged about how we applied scholarly indexing to the U.S. Supreme Court Library. Then, a few months later we announced that we added links for users to access the articles which cite cases in HeinOnline, otherwise known as Hein’s ScholarCheck.

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The Flag, the National Anthem, and the First Amendment

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick began kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial injustice. While some people support the protests, others feel it is disrespectful to the flag & the anthem. Let’s take a look at what resources HeinOnline contains in regards to this controversial topic.

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Serial Killers, Book Deals, and Legal Research

This month marks the 40th anniversary of the arrest of serial killer David Berkowitz, more famously known as “Son of Sam” or the “.44 caliber killer.” Research the resulting laws, related constitutional issues, and Supreme Court cases on this killer topic in HeinOnline.

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Five Things You Can Do in Less Than 15 Seconds in HeinOnline

In the research world, time is often critical when it comes to billable hours and project deadlines. The HeinOnline support team has compiled a short list of tasks which can be accomplished in less than 15 seconds in HeinOnline. This list is by no means comprehensive.