Inauguration Facts and Figures
Presidential inaugurations have always been expensive, and experts estimate the cost of last week's inauguration of President Donald Trump and the accompanying celebrations to be anywhere between $175 million and $200 million. Here are some interesting facts:
Republicans and Democrats spend about the same amount for each inaugural celebration when the costs are adjusted for inflation.
Each year, critics lament the extraordinary cost.
The cost of a Presidential inauguration is split between private donors and taxpayers.
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Beginning this year, we will be discussing notable figures in legal history and what information can be found on them in HeinOnline. Last week marked the birthdays of Alexander Hamilton and Salmon P. Chase, both of whom greatly influenced the national banking system of the United States.
Alexander Hamilton (January 13, 1808 – May 7, 1873)
Over the past 2 years, much of America has heard of the revolutionary, hip-hop musical new to Broadway,
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Yesterday, the United States observed the holiday which marks Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.
Did you know?
Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia with the original birth name of Michael King. His father was also named Michael King and later changed both his own and his son's name after a trip to Germany. The name Martin Luther was chosen in honor of the German religious reformer from the 1500s.
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With the December release, 62 new documents and 25 new titles have been added to World Constitutions Illustrated; see below for details.
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
We included 14 Constitutional Laws dating from 1862 to 2013 (all currently in force) in diglot German/English editions of the Federal Chancellery
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Fake News: Then and Now
In 1938, Orson Welles directed and narrated an episode of The Mercury Theatre on the Air that allegedly resulted in mass panic, as many listeners mistakenly thought the episode was a legitimate news broadcast. Titled "The War of the Worlds," the broadcast was composed of a series of simulated news bulletins about an alien invasion. It is hypothesized that people who tuned into the broadcast after its introduction,
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What a tumultuous year 2016 turned out to be! Brexit and the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States surprised the world; many entertainment icons passed away, including actor Gene Wilder, actress Florence Henderson, singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, legendary musician and performer Prince, and psychic Miss Cleo, among many others.
» Read more about: 2016 Year in Review »
On June 4, 1947, the first high altitude data gathering balloon was launched from the Alamogordo Army Airfield in New Mexico. Officials later determined that remnants of this balloon were discovered on a ranch near Roswell, New Mexico, prompting the start of what would later become known as the "Roswell Incident." This area still carries an air of mystery, possibly due to an extremely popular feature film directed by Steven Spielberg called Close Encounters of the Third Kind,
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Stay Connected: Update IP Addresses and Ranges
Each day, hundreds of IP addresses try to access HeinOnline but are rejected because those addresses are not authenticated to the database. Surprisingly, the HeinOnline development team started finding that some of these addresses belong to universities and law firms who already subscribe! Most subscribers have organization-wide access, so make sure IP information from all areas has been provided to us.
The start of a new year is the perfect time to do some housekeeping.
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With the November release, 73 new documents and 28 new titles have been added to World Constitutions Illustrated; see below for details.
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.
We include the current/latest English text of the Constitution of 1972 as amended by the Sixteenth Amendment Act of 2014.
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On November 22, 2016, U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant III issued a preliminary injunction denying the U.S. Department of Labor's new regulation to extend mandatory overtime pay. Under the regulation, workers who earn less than $47,476 per year and work more than 40 hours per week would have received mandatory overtime pay beginning December 1, 2016.
The Department of Labor's new guidelines applied to an estimated 4.2 million workers and would have doubled the maximum salary workers were allowed to earn and still be eligible for overtime pay,
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