Juneteenth Day: Celebrating an End to Slavery in the United States

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Tara Hutchinson

Today, people across the United States are commemorating the end to American slavery. Juneteenth Day—a portmanteau of “June” and “nineteenth”—is the oldest known celebration of African-American emancipation. Though truly the date of slavery’s end in Texas, the holiday has been generalized throughout the United States to honor the end of slavery in general. Recognized by 45 states as a special day of observance, Juneteenth is celebrated with readings of the Emancipation Proclamation, the singing of traditional songs, cookouts, historical reenactments, fairs, parties, and more.

Celebrate this turning point in U.S. history by exploring HeinOnline’s completely free Slavery in America and the World: History…

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The Right to Remain Silent: 53 Years of Miranda Rights

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Tara Hutchinson

Fifty-three years ago today, the landmark decision of Miranda v. Arizona significantly impacted law enforcement procedure, establishing that criminal suspects must be advised of their rights before being taken into police custody. The ruling held that if defendants are not informed of their right to remain silent and consult with an attorney, statements made while in police custody cannot be admissible as evidence.

Though the language may vary between jurisdictions, the “Miranda warning” has become so ingrained in U.S. society due to its portrayal in film and television that many can recite the common phrasing offhand. Lesser known, perhaps, are the details about the case that started it all…

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

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Tara Hutchinson

May 17, 2019 marks 65 years since the ruling of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, 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 then check out how Brown v. Board fits into the evolution of U.S. education.

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HeinOnline’s World Constitutions Illustrated: April 2019 Update

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Lauren Mattiuzzo

Back in January, we updated our users on the content that was released in the World Constitutions Illustrated database dating back to September 2018. Read below to find out what documents have been added to this ever-growing database.

Updates from January to Date

Since our last content news update, we have updated 18 countries and added more than 100 new titles to the World Constitutions Illustrated database.

We will continue to post constitutional content news right here in the HeinOnline blog. Be sure to subscribe to our blog to receive notifications when new posts are published…

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HeinOnline’s World Constitutions Illustrated: January 2019 Update

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Lauren Mattiuzzo

Back in September, we updated our users on the content that was released in the World Constitutions Illustrated database dating back to May. Read below to find out what documents have been added to this ever-growing database.

Updates from September 2018 to Date

Since the last content news update, we have updated 17 countries and added nearly 170 new titles to the World Constitutions Illustrated database.

We will continue to post constitutional content news right here in the HeinOnline blog. Be sure to subscribe to our blog to receive notifications when new posts are published…

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EXCITING UPDATE: WORLD CONSTITUTIONS ILLUSTRATED INCLUDES NEW CUBA CONSTITUTION

What's New, World Constitutions Illustrated
Shannon Furtak

We’re pleased to share a brand-new and extremely important update to HeinOnline’s World Constitutions Illustrated database.

From the World Constitutions Illustrated Database Editor, Jefri J. Ruchti:

Documents added September 2018: 2
Number of countries supplemented: 1

Cuba

On July 22, the National Assembly of the People’s Power adopted a draft text for a new constitution for Cuba. We include the official Spanish edition of the text and our own corresponding translation.

The text now undergoes a period of public discussion and comment from August 13 to November 15…

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HeinOnline’s World Constitutions Illustrated: September 2018 Update

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Lauren Mattiuzzo

Back in May, we updated our users on the content that was released in the World Constitutions Illustrated database dating back to February 2017. Since then, we’ve added even more content! Read below to find out what documents have been added to this ever-growing database.

May 2018 to Date Updates

Since the last content news update, we have updated 31 countries and added nearly 100 new titles to the World Constitutions Illustrated database.

We will continue to post constitutional content news right here in the HeinOnline blog…

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HeinOnline’s World Constitutions Illustrated: A 2017-2018 Update

What's New, World Constitutions Illustrated
Kaylyn Zurawski

HeinOnline’s World Constitutions Illustrated enables legal scholars to research the constitutional and political development of every country in the world. It includes the current constitution for every country in its original language format and an English translation, as well as substantial constitutional histories for all countries. It also includes constitutional periodicals, thousands of classic books, other related works such as the World Factbook, links to scholarly articles and online resources, and bibliographic references.


2017 to Date Updates

From February 2017 to date, we have added 622 constitutional documents, updated 87 countries, and added 202 new titles to our World Constitutions Illustrated database.…

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HEINONLINE WORLD CONSTITUTIONS ILLUSTRATED: DECEMBER UPDATE

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Kaylyn Zurawski

With the December release, 62 new documents and 25 new titles have been added to World Constitutions Illustrated; see below for details.

Albania

  • In September we included the text of the Constitution of 1998 as amended on 22 July 2016. Also included is the English translation from the Venice Commission

 

Austria

  • We included 14 Constitutional Laws dating from 1862 to 2013 (all currently in force) in diglot German/English editions of the Federal Chancellery

 

Azerbaijan

  • The Constitution of 1995 was further amended by the Referendum of 26 September 2016. The Constitutional Court has now provided the Azerbaijani and Russian texts…

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HEINONLINE WORLD CONSTITUTIONS ILLUSTRATED: NOVEMBER UPDATE

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Kaylyn Zurawski

With the November release, 73 new documents and 28 new titles have been added to World Constitutions Illustrated; see below for details.

Algeria

  • We add our own translation of the current/original text of the Constitution of 1989. This document was significantly amended in 1996 and again in 2016.

 

Bangladesh

  • We include the current/latest English text of the Constitution of 1972 as amended by the Sixteenth Amendment Act of 2014.

 

Brazil

  • Last month we published the Portuguese texts of the 93rd Amendment and the Transitional Constitutional Provisions Act (ADCT). Prof Keith Rosenn has now updated his translation of the ADCT…

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