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7. Alimony and financial orders

7. Alimony and financial orders  

Jonathan Herring

in Family Law: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
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9780191779657
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10.1093/actrade/9780199668526.003.0008
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‘Alimony and financial orders’ considers how disputes over financial issues are debated and resolved in family law. There is a widespread perception that divorce causes financial ruin for ... More
2. The arc of civilianization

2. The arc of civilianization  

Eugene R. Fidell

in Military Justice: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2016
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Oct 2016
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9780190625191
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10.1093/actrade/9780199303496.003.0003
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Since World War II, there has been an accelerating trend toward the assimilation of military and civilian legal systems, with military justice increasingly approximating civilian criminal ... More
3. Balance of powers

3. Balance of powers  

David J. Bodenhamer

in The U.S. Constitution: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2018
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Apr 2018
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9780190865689
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10.1093/actrade/9780195378320.003.0003
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Two questions guided the framers when dividing power among the branches of government: What were the limits and purposes of national power? What were the roles and responsibilities of the ... More
6. Balancing rights—free speech and privacy

6. Balancing rights—free speech and privacy  

Andrew Clapham

in Human Rights: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Nov 2015
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Nov 2015
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9780191785436
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10.1093/actrade/9780198706168.003.0006
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‘Balancing rights—free speech and privacy’ considers the human rights that have built-in limitations. The thrust of international human rights law for these rights is that limitations to ... More
3. Before birth

3. Before birth  

Charles Foster

in Medical Law: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778322
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10.1093/actrade/9780199660445.003.0003
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‘Before birth’ first considers the rights and obligations to reproduce. The law defends the right to reproduce and there are few limitations on that right. The right not to be a parent ... More
4. The chief justice

4. The chief justice  

Linda Greenhouse

in The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jul 2020
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Jun 2020
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9780190079840
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10.1093/actrade/9780190079819.003.0004
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The chief justice is not mentioned in the judicial article of the Constitution (Article III), but “The chief justice” demonstrates how the role has grown in importance over time. It is a ... More
6. Child abuse

6. Child abuse  

Jonathan Herring

in Family Law: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
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10.1093/actrade/9780199668526.003.0007
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‘Child abuse’ examines this extremely emotive and hotly debated area of family law. The law is able to remove a child from a situation where abuse is suspected, but this is a power that ... More
5. Children's rights

5. Children's rights  

Jonathan Herring

in Family Law: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
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10.1093/actrade/9780199668526.003.0006
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‘Children's rights’ looks at different definitions of childhood that exist in the law and the rights that a child has in today's family law. Children have a right to life and the right not ... More
7. Civil injuries and the law of torts

7. Civil injuries and the law of torts  

G. Edward White

in American Legal History: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2013
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Dec 2013
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9780199375240
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10.1093/actrade/9780199766000.003.0007
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9780199766000
‘Civil injuries and the law of torts’ explains that tort law's identity as a discrete field was initially associated with the rise and expansion of negligence as a standard of civil ... More
6. Clinical negligence

6. Clinical negligence  

Charles Foster

in Medical Law: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778322
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‘Clinical negligence’ discusses no-fault schemes and the elements of clinical negligence claims in tort. A claimant must prove that the defendant owed him a duty of care, there has been a ... More
5. Command influence, lawful and unlawful

5. Command influence, lawful and unlawful  

Eugene R. Fidell

in Military Justice: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2016
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Oct 2016
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9780190625191
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10.1093/actrade/9780199303496.003.0006
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The military is a hierarchical and pervasively regulated society in which individuals can exert tremendous influence over subordinates. Military codes in the United States and elsewhere ... More
Conclusion: The politics of resistance

Conclusion: The politics of resistance  

Siva Vaidhyanathan

in Intellectual Property: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
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9780190231385
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10.1093/actrade/9780195372779.003.0006
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Intellectual property exists as it does because powerful interests want it to exist. Our global intellectual property systems reflect three centuries of changes in industries, politics, ... More
6. Conduct unbecoming and all that

6. Conduct unbecoming and all that  

Eugene R. Fidell

in Military Justice: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2016
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Oct 2016
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Much of the court-martial docket involves cases concerned with the same kinds of criminality seen in the civilian courts. ‘Conduct unbecoming and all that’ explains that the docket also ... More
4. Confidentiality and privacy

4. Confidentiality and privacy  

Charles Foster

in Medical Law: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2013
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9780191778322
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10.1093/actrade/9780199660445.003.0004
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Should doctors disclose any of their patients' confidences? When is disclosure justified? Is disclosure ever mandatory? Should there be an absolute rule of non- disclosure? If not, why not? ... More
5. Consent

5. Consent  

Charles Foster

in Medical Law: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778322
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10.1093/actrade/9780199660445.003.0005
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‘Consent’ outlines the generally recognized principles of the law of consent. It considers what is a competent adult and shows that once can demand omissions (refuse treatment), but not ... More
9. Coping with crises

9. Coping with crises  

Anthony Arnull

in European Union Law: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2017
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May 2017
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9780191814259
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10.1093/actrade/9780198749981.003.0010
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‘Coping with crises’ describes the eurozone crisis triggered by the 2008 financial crash and the 2015 migration crisis when the EU experienced an influx of over a million migrants from ... More
2. Copyright, culture, and commerce

2. Copyright, culture, and commerce  

Siva Vaidhyanathan

in Intellectual Property: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
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9780190231385
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10.1093/actrade/9780195372779.003.0002
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Copyright is the most pervasive cultural regulatory system in the world. In recent decades, copyright law has become stronger, covers more activities, restricts more uses, and lasts longer ... More
6. The Court and the other branches

6. The Court and the other branches  

Linda Greenhouse

in The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jul 2020
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Jun 2020
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9780190079840
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10.1093/actrade/9780190079819.003.0006
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Is the phrase separation of powers misleading? “The Court and the other branches” looks at the Court in relation to the president and Congress. A more accurate description of the ... More
7. The Court and the public

7. The Court and the public  

Linda Greenhouse

in The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jul 2020
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Jun 2020
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9780190079840
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10.1093/actrade/9780190079819.003.0007
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“The court and the public” argues that a judge’s awareness of public opinion is not only inevitable, but also necessary. Can the Court also influence the public? The long tenures of the ... More
8. The Court and the world

8. The Court and the world  

Linda Greenhouse

in The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jul 2020
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Jun 2020
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9780190079840
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10.1093/actrade/9780190079819.003.0008
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9780190079819
When the Framers set the Supreme Court in motion, they had no template for what they were about to create. “The court and the world” demonstrates that other countries were able to use the ... More

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