The Short List of Supreme Court Candidates

Current Events, Exploring HeinOnline, History of Supreme Court Nominations, Law Journal Library, U.S. Supreme Court
Shannon Furtak

Despite protests from Republican presidential candidates and Senate leaders, President Obama has made it clear that he intends to nominate a replacement for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who passed away suddenly on February 13. Based on reports from several news sources, including USA Today, Newsweek, PBS, and CNN, here is a short list of candidates who could receive the nomination.

Sri Srinivasan

Padmanabhan Srikanth Srinivasan, who once clerked for Sandra Day O'Connor, appeared on all four of the lists compiled by the above news outlets. He's only 48 years old…

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The Best Source for Statutory Materials and GPO Publications

CFR, Exploring HeinOnline, Federal Register, Government Documents, Statutes at Large, U.S. Code, U.S. Congressional Documents, U.S. Federal Agency Library, U.S. Supreme Court
Shannon Furtak

HeinOnline is a legal research powerhouse, filled with 60 unique collections, nearly 100,000 titles, and more than 130,000,000 million pages. The database is image-based and fully searchable, and it contains a tremendous depth of content. While other databases have law reviews and government documents dating back to the 1980s, HeinOnline's collections almost always date back to inception. In addition, HeinOnline often has the most current material, making it the most logical source for both historical investigation and today's legal research.

In addition to more than 2,200 law and law-related periodicals and a phenomenal collection of historical legal treatises which contains works by some of the most celebrated legal minds in history, HeinOnline is an excellent source for United States statutory material and Government Publishing Office publications…

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Important Enhancement to the U.S. Supreme Court Library

Content News, Enhancements, U.S. Supreme Court, What's New
Shannon Furtak

We are pleased to announce a new partnership with a fantastic organization: HeinOnline's U.S. Supreme Court Library now links to Oyez!

Oyez is a free law project at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. It's a multimedia archive dedicated to making Supreme Court case law available to everyone. The website offers transcript-synchronized and searchable audio, easily understandable case summaries, illustrated decision information, and opinions. Oyez also has detailed information on current and past Supreme Court justices and offers a panoramic tour of the Supreme Court building.

To access Oyez linking from HeinOnline, simply enter the U.S. Supreme Court Library and either search for or navigate to your desired case…

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Use HeinOnline to Access Works by Influential Legal Scholars!

Hot Topic News, Law Journal Library, ScholarCheck, U.S. Supreme Court
Shannon Furtak

Recently, wrote this post about Drexel University law librarian John Cannan's Law Library Journal piece, "A Legislative History of the Affordable Care Act: How Legislative Procedure Shapes Legislative History." This article was cited by the U.S. Supreme Court in its decision in King v. Burwell, decided just last month!

HeinOnline is an excellent source of both primary and secondary legal research materials. Users already know that they can retrieve law journal articles from HeinOnline, but it's possible to take your legal research to another level using the wealth of other resources available in the database…

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The U.S. Supreme Court Does What?!

Current Events, U.S. Supreme Court
Shannon Furtak

Recently, the New York Times published this article discussing the interesting fact that the Supreme Court sometimes revises the text of its decisions, even years after the decisions were issued, without any public notification of the changes.

Did you know that with HeinOnline you can access both the slip opinions and the final version of a decision to compare the two? HeinOnline contains the full archive of the U.S. Reports as well as the United States Slip Opinions and United States Reports Preliminary Prints from 2002 to date. Let’s take a look at one of the cases discussed in the New York Times article, Lawrence et al…

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Tip of the Day: How to Search for a Slip Opinion in the U.S. Supreme Court Library

Tip of the Week, Tips and Tricks, U.S. Supreme Court
HeinOnline Blogger

Here’s today’s Tip of the Day in honor of Customer Appreciation Week:

If you are searching for a slip opinion in the U.S. Supreme Court Library, you can search by the name or by the slip opinion number.  To search by the number, you would use the Description field from the drop down menu in the field search option or use the field description in an advanced search.  To search by name, you would use the Title field.  Let’s look at a specific example illustrating how to locate a slip opinion by case name or number and search within that opinion for key terms.

For our examples…

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WEBINAR: December 2nd – Using & Searching HeinOnline's U.S. Supreme Court Library

Training, U.S. Supreme Court
HeinOnline Blogger

Please join us for our upcoming Webinar focused on using and searching in HeinOnline’s U.S. Supreme Court Library.  The Webinar is completely free and registration is open to anyone who is interested.

During this webinar we will include a discussion of the following:
  • Overview of content
  • What is the “Legal Information Institute Indexing?”
  • how to browse/search the Legal Information Institute Index
  • How to pull up a document if you have a citation
  • How to search for a case by case name
  • How to locate a slip opinion by case name or number
  • How to search within a specific case or a slip opinion

Registration Dates/Times:
Click on the time below that you wish to attend…

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Most-Cited U.S. Supreme Court Cases in HeinOnline – Part II

Enhancements, ScholarCheck, U.S. Supreme Court
Shane Marmion

Earlier this year we added our Hein ScholarCheck analysis to the U.S. Supreme Court Library (See our December blog post for details and a brief video demonstration).

We've recently added links when browsing or searching to a case in the U.S. Supreme Court Library which will then allow you to view all articles that cite that case from within HeinOnline's Law Journal Library.


Today we share with you the results of our Hein ScholarCheck analysis on the U.S. Supreme Court Library. The following is a list of the 50 Most-Cited Supreme Court Cases in HeinOnline.


1.) Brown v…

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36th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade – HeinOnline Research Results

Law Journal Library, ScholarCheck, U.S. Supreme Court
Shane Marmion

Yesterday was the 36th anniversary of the decision of the famous Supreme Court case "Roe v. Wade"

Lets take a look at this case through some research in HeinOnline using Hein's ScholarCheck, our new social indexing tool.

This case can be retrieved in the U.S. Supreme Court library by citation (410 U.S. 113):



Or by a conducting field search for the title of the case. You will see from the search results, that this case was cited by 15,991 articles from the HeinOnline Law Journal Library:






By simply clicking the "Cited by 15991" link…

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Most-Cited U.S. Supreme Court Cases in HeinOnline – Coming in December!

Enhancements, ScholarCheck, U.S. Supreme Court
HeinOnline Blogger

Did you know that the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka was cited by more than 16,000 articles in HeinOnline’s Law Journal Library making it the most-cited U.S. Supreme Court case in HeinOnline? As we continue to analyze citations and further our studies of scholarly and social indexing, we are pleased to announce that in December, you will be able to view the "CitedBy" counts for Supreme Court cases found in the U.S. Reports in HeinOnline.

This means that when you run a search in the U.S. Supreme Court Library, any search result linking directly to a case from a U.S. Reports volume will display the number of times that the case is cited by articles from HeinOnline’s Law Journal Library…

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