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Android App Now Available & iOS App Updated!

The HeinOnline app is a great way to search HeinOnline or quickly retrieve a document on your mobile device. Thousands of iOS users have taken advantage of this free tool, and we're pleased to announce that the app is now available for Android users! If you haven’t downloaded the HeinOnline App for your mobile device yet, you’re missing out on an excellent research tool. According to websites like Legal Productivity, US News,

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A Brief History of Beer Laws

It's American Craft Beer Week! With locally-owned breweries popping up in cities all over the country, the small-business beer industry is booming and rejuvenating formerly abandoned industrial areas in the process. Of course, beer is (usually) alcohol, and alcohol and the law have had a rather contentious relationship throughout American history. Check out this brief timeline of events, and click the available links to access the laws in HeinOnline:

  • On January 28,

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HEINONLINE WORLD CONSTITUTIONS ILLUSTRATED: APRIL UPDATE

With the April release, 19 new documents and 16 new titles have been added to World Constitutions Illustrated; see below for details.

Burkina Faso

  • We added our current/latest translation of the Constitution of 1991 as amended by Constitutional Law No. 072-2015/CNT of 5 November 2015

Cape Verde

  • 8 official Portuguese texts have been added covering the period beginning with the independence of Cape Vere: 1975-1999
  • Our own current/latest translation of the Constitution of 1992 as amended to 2010 is now in preparation

Peru

  • The Congress of Peru now provides the current/latest consolidation of the Constitution of 1993 as amended to 2015

Senegal

  • We add 5 documents concerning the Constitution of 2001 as amended in 2012 and 2016.

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HeinOnline Is Old Enough to Drive…

Where will we go from here?

There are infinite possibilities as to how we can add content and features to the online research powerhouse that HeinOnline has become during the past 16 years. In a world where big business has taken over much of the publishing sector, William S. Hein & Co., Inc. and HeinOnline have thrived as both an independent legal publisher and a locally owned and operated legal and academic research database.

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Subject Compilations of State Laws: May’s Featured Library

Subject Compilations of State Laws by Cheryl Rae Nyberg has long been recognized as the most comprehensive source for identifying thousands of articles, books, government and loose-leaf publications, court opinions, and websites that compare state laws on hundreds of subjects. The first volume, which was compiled by Lynn Foster and Carol Boast, won the AALL Joseph L. Andrews Bibliographical Award in 1982. The print version is typically updated annually,

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Research NCCUSL’s UELMA In HeinOnline

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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HEINONLINE WORLD CONSTITUTIONS ILLUSTRATED: MARCH UPDATE

With the March release, 60 new documents and 13 new titles have been added to World Constitutions Illustrated; see below for details.

Albania

  • 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. Also included are consolidations to 2008 and 2012

Algeria

  • The long-awaited reform to the Constitution of Algeria of 1989,

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Research Entertainment Law and the Music Industry in HeinOnline

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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Top Five Ways to Get In Touch

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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Legislative History of the USA Patriot Act in HeinOnline

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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