Daily Archives: Friday 9 August 2013

Great Resources: HeinOnline – European Centre for Minority Issues

This thirtieth installment continues our series on HeinOnline’s digital collections.

heinonline-logoBased in Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, the European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) is an independent and interdisciplinary institution that conducts practice and policy-oriented research, provides information and documentation, and offers advisory services concerning minority-majority relations in Europe.  Since its inception in 1996, the ECMI has regularly published reports and working papers in five main areas (Citizenship & Ethics, Culture & Diversity, Conflicts & Security, Politics & Civil Society, and Justice & Governance) as well as the Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe.  These ECMI documents and publications are a valuable resource for anyone researching European majority-minority relations and non-dominant group issues.

Through special arrangement, HeinOnline provides access to the ECMI’s Reports and Working Papers, the Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe and other ECMI publications.  While many of these resources are available on the ECMI website, on HeinOnline it is possible to search by keyword as well as by date, and it is also possible to search across all publications, or to search just the reports/working papers,  journal, or other specific publication.  This helps researchers find the needed document quickly and efficiently.

To access the European Centre for Minority Issues collection, click here and select HeinOnline.

To read up on other HeinOnline digital collections, see our coverage of the Congress and the Courts collection, the History of Supreme Court Nominations collection, the Session Laws Library/State Statutes: A Historical Archive, the U.S. International Trade Library, the Children’s Law Journal, the Intellectual Property Law Collection, the State Attorney General Reports and Opinions, the American Indian Law Collection, the World Constitutions Illustrated collection, the Taxation and Economic Reform in America, Parts I and II collection, the U.S. Presidential LibraryEnglish Reports, the World Trials Library, the U.S. Supreme Court Library, the Federal Register Library, the Foreign & International Law Resources Database, the National Moot Court Competition collection, theAmerican Law Institute Library, the History of Bankruptcy:  Taxation & Economic Reform in America Part III, the Statutes of the Realm collection, the Legal Classics Library, the History of International Law, the U.S. Federal Legislative History LibraryPentagon PapersTreaties and Agreements Library, and Canada Supreme Court Reports/Revised Statutes of Canada, and U.S. Congressional Documents.

Legal News of the Day: Solicitor General Files Amicus Brief in Prayer at Town Meetings Case

Supreme CourtLast Thursday, U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, Jr. filed an amicus brief at the U.S. Supreme Court, supporting the petitioner in the upcoming case, Town of Greece v. Galloway.  In the brief, he advocates that prayer should be allowed at town meetings.  While Greece (a town in upstate New York) has been arguing that public, participatory prayers to begin a town hall meeting do not violate the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause, the amicus brief asks that the court remember the history of public prayers at the opening of Congressional sessions.  In looking at the endorsement test, Verrilli noted that once prayer is opened, it cannot be directed in such a way that it would be associated with one specific religion.

The Supreme Court agreed to hear the case in May, but a date has not yet been set for arguments.