Here in the legal world, we love our acronyms.
The Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (UELMA) was approved by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL) in July 2011. Uniform law commissioners are appointed by their states to draft and promote enactment of uniform laws designed to solve problems common to all states.
UELMA was inspired by a 2007 American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) summit in which an AALL report found that "a significant number of the state online legal resources are official but none are authenticated or afford ready authentication by standard methods."
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With the February release, 60 new documents and 13 new titles have been added to World Constitutions Illustrated; see below for details.
The Constitution of 1998 was amended for the fourth time by Law No. 137/2015 of 17 December 2015
We include the Albanian text of the amending law from the Parliament and from the official gazette, and the consolidated text in Albanian and English.
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Last week, the world lost another entertainment icon, Prince. His music crossed generations and genres alike, and after news of his untimely and sudden death broke, many donned purple and blasted his familiar hits. In Minnesota, Prince's home state, fans celebrated his life with dance parties. Prince, whose full name was Prince Rogers Nelson, was a singer and multiple-instrumentalist who was known for his flamboyant entertainment style and eclectic work.
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It's 10 a.m. on the Monday your legal brief is due. You've been up since yesterday, and coffee is the only thing keeping your eyes open. You need to check all of your citations to make sure they're correct, and just realized you need to retrieve several Federal Register documents that you thought you printed in the library, but they've gone missing.
It's 4 p.m. on Friday, and you're looking forward to an evening with your long-lost friends,
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In response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Congress rushed to pass legislation to alleviate the fears and concerns felt by Americans, and to strengthen national security. The result was the USA Patriot Act, or the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001, signed by President George W. Bush on October 26, 2001. The Patriot Act impacted several existing acts available in HeinOnline's U.S.
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For those following this year's election, the phrase "super PAC" is probably familiar, but even if you're trying to tune out the 2016 presidential race entirely, you might be interested to learn how super PACs can affect an election.
PAC stands for political action committee, and super PACs are allowed to raise unlimited sums of money from corporations, unions, and individuals and then spend that money to openly advocate for or against a political candidate.
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"Without libraries, what have we? We have no past and no future." -Ray Bradbury
As a corporate blogger, I have learned to be politically neutral, succinctly informative, and unfailingly professional. If I have feelings on a particular blog topic, it is my duty to ensure that my emotions are not reflected in the words I write for our readership and on behalf of the company I represent. Today, I am gleefully hurling this philosophy of dispassion out a 10-story window,
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In addition to featuring Taxation & Economic Reform in America Parts I & II this month, we thought we would celebrate a much-anticipated spring by adding History of Bankruptcy (TERA Part III) as a second featured collection for April.
This collection focuses on bankruptcy in the United States, and contains an extensive collection of compiled legislative histories and books pertaining to this pervasive problem which affects millions of Americans each year.
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April means springtime for many areas of the United States, the start of the regular baseball season, and the tax filing deadline for millions of Americans. The history of taxation in America began before the American Revolution, when colonists protested British taxation policies in the 1760s, and it continues to be a frequently discussed and controversial topic today.
HeinOnline's Taxation & Economic Reform in America Parts I & II (TERA) collection contains millions of pages and thousands of volumes of legislative history and other documents pertaining to taxation and the economy in the United States.
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HeinOnline's Author Profile Pages allow users to view an author's list of articles and ScholarCheck rankings. Metrics used to calculate an author's overall ScholarCheck ranking already included the number of times that author's articles have been cited by other articles, by articles written only in the past 10 years, and by cases, along with the number of times the articles have been accessed by other HeinOnline users within a rolling 12-month period.
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