Washington's Birthday or Presidents' Day?
The American holiday of Presidents' Day was originally established in 1885 in recognition of the first President of the United States, George Washington. It was officially called Washington's Birthday and observed as a federal holiday on February 22nd, Washington's actual day of birth. Washington's Birthday was the first federal holiday celebrating the life of an individual American, joining only four national bank holidays – Christmas Day,
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On January 31, 2017 Judge Neil Gorsuch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit was officially nominated by President Donald J. Trump to fill the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy. The vacancy was created by the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia last year on February 13, 2016.
Born in Denver, Colorado, he moved to Washington, D.C. when his mother, Anne Gorsuch Burford,
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HeinOnline's ScholarCheck is a series of tools which help researchers locate and access related material from inside HeinOnline and via Fastcase. ScholarCheck also keeps track of the number of times articles are cited by other articles and cases. One of the more recent metrics tracked by ScholarCheck is the number of times articles have been accessed within a rolling 12-month period by other HeinOnline users. The HeinOnline development team recently ran a report of the articles which had the greatest increase in the number of times accessed between January 2016 and now,
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Each February, Americans honor both people and significant events in African-American history during Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month.
Among the myriad reasons Black History Month is important is the underrepresentation of people of color in standard history classes. For instance, the recently released biographical drama Hidden Figures depicts the story of three female African-American mathematicians who worked at NASA and were integral in getting American astronauts into space.
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Since President Donald Trump took office on January 20, he has issued several executive orders. To understand the importance and potential consequences of these actions, let's review legal scholarship on the topic in HeinOnline.
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A search for title: "executive order"
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HeinOnline is excited to announce a new help video series, created by the masterminds at Quimbee, which is now available on the HeinOnline YouTube channel!
About the HeinOnline Video Series
Several months ago, Quimbee approached the Hein Company with the idea to create a course for attorneys and students on the use of HeinOnline. After some initial collaboration, Quimbee took the information provided by HeinOnline's support team and help page and ran with it,
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A recent newspaper investigation revealed that drug wholesalers have shipped 780 million prescription painkillers to West Virginia over a six-year period. This amounted to more than 400 pills per person in West Virginia.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), six counties of West Virginia ranked in the top 10 in the nation for fatal pain pill overdoses. Between 2007 and 2012, more than 1,700 West Virginians died of hydrocodone or oxycodone overdoses,
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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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