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Researching Executive Power in HeinOnline

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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.

NOTE: HeinOnline's content is composed of image-based PDFs, which are exact replicas of original print documents, so authenticity is never a question. Also, we promise that none of the content will spontaneously vanish from the site.

A search for title: "executive order"

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Mandatory Overtime Pay

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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The Best Source for Statutory Materials and GPO Publications

HeinOnline is a legal research powerhouse, filled with 60 unique collections, nearly 100,000 titles, and more than 130,000,000 million pages. The database is image-based and fully searchable, and it contains a tremendous depth of content. While other databases have law reviews and government documents dating back to the 1980s, HeinOnline's collections almost always date back to inception. In addition, HeinOnline often has the most current material, making it the most logical source for both historical investigation and today's legal research.

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Two New Features Now Available!

It's been a busy year, but we couldn't let December slip by without adding two new features to HeinOnline!

Code of Federal Regulations

When using the Title/Part/Section Quick Locator from the CFR collection homepage to access 2015 CFR material, additional information will display in the red box indicating where the cited section was affected in the Federal Register. For example, select 2015, Title 5, Part 531:

Clicking the link will direct users to the Federal Register section in which the CFR citation is referenced:

When applicable,

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In-Depth Indexing Added to the Federal Register!

We are pleased to announce that HeinOnline has indexed the Federal Register to the section level with this month's content release! Section types include proposed rules, rules and regulations, and notices.

Material from 1995 to date, as well as all future Federal Registers added to HeinOnline, will have this enhanced indexing which will drastically improve both browsability and search result accuracy. The indexing added more than 675,000 tags for this 20-year period;

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Research Net Neutrality in HeinOnline!

Net neutrality, also known as network neutrality, Internet neutrality or net equality, is the concept that Internet service providers (ISPs) and governments should treat all data on the Internet equally. It means that ISPs should allow access to all content and applications regardless of the source, and without favoring or blocking particular products or websites.

On February 26, the Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 in favor of net neutrality regulations which ban companies from being able to pay for faster access to web surfers in a practice called "paid prioritization."

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75th Anniversary of the Code of Federal Regulations

June 2013 marks the 75th Anniversary of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).  HeinOnline’s coverage of the CFR begins from the CFR’s inception in 1938, and is the only source for complete coverage of the CFR in an image-based format. 

The CFR is the codification of the general and permanent rules and regulations (sometimes called administrative law) published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government of the United States.

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Tip of the Week: Identify Legislation Leading to a Final Rule and Save Your Research Using MyHein

This week’s tip is going to build off of our last tip of the week, How to Find Preambles in the Federal Register.  This week however, we are going to identify the other key pieces of legislation involved in this rulemaking  including the public law, CFR and US code codifications, the proposed rule and comments on the proposal, and along the way, we are going to use a MyHein account to save all of our research that led to this final rulemaking.

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Tip of the Week: How to Find a Preamble in the Federal Register

Do you often find yourself looking for the preamble of a final rule and don’t know where to start in the Federal Register?  If you’re a frequent user of the Federal Register in HeinOnline, you likely know that the most effective search technique to use is keyword searching. This week’s tip explores how to do a keyword search across the Federal Register to find a preamble for a Final Rule.  Next week’s tip will then focus on how to use a MyHein account,

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HeinOnline Content Now Includes Hot-linked URLs

For a few years now, HeinOnline has had the "citations on this page" feature available. This tool has allowed HeinOnline users to click a citation on the page they are currently viewing, and link directly to that cited material in HeinOnline.
We have now expanded this feature to include URLs to cited content housed outside of the HeinOnline database. The new hot-linked URLs work in the same manner as the citations have.

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