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adultery

Voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and a person who is not the legal spouse. For good reasons, adultery has generally been condemned. It has ethical, theological and legal implications. In some cultures adultery still carries a death penalty.
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present a valuable introduction to the practical problems of coordinating public health and criminal law investigations (1).
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The expectation throughout the Court's decisions has been that legislators will act with some autonomy, will apply their judgment, and will deliberate to produce criminal laws that reflect the moral sense of the community.
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