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Foreign Elements in Family Disputes

William Cornish

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XIII: 1820–1914 Fields of Development

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199239757
eISBN:
9780191705151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239757.003.0029
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The pragmatic, utilitarian thrust of English private international law in the 19th century meant an absence of commitment either to territory or to person as the presumptive organizing idea of the ... More


How to Give the Present a Past? Family Law in the United States 1950–2000

Michael Grossberg

in Cross Currents: Family Law and Policy in the US and England

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198268208
eISBN:
9780191683442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268208.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter places the last fifty years of United States family law in historical context in order to help introduce a series of substantive analyses of particular aspects of contemporary ... More


Playing by the Rules: A Philosophical Examination of Rule-Based Decision-Making in Law and in Life

Frederick Schauer

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198258315
eISBN:
9780191681844
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198258315.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This is a philosophical but non-technical analysis of the very idea of a rule. Although focused somewhat on the role of rules in the legal system, it is also relevant to the place of rules in ... More


Policing Impassioned Men

Mark E. Kann

in Taming Passion for the Public Good: Policing Sex in the Early Republic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814770191
eISBN:
9780814759462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814770191.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines how America's early civic leaders and public officials went about policing sex among men. If males were fundamentally creatures of passion, they were not good in governing other ... More


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