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U.S. Code

The codification of all U.S. federal law into 50 titles. The U.S. Code exists to organize American law by topic rather than by chronology (as would be done if acts or bills were listed as they were enacted). Parts of the U.S. Code, notably the Internal Revenue Code, are sometimes called codes in their own right, but they are in fact titles under the U.S. Code. It is updated and published every six years. The first U.S. Code was published in 1926.
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Deaths Entitling Survivors to Dependency and Indemnity Compensation, US Code, title 38, sec.
Persons Eligible for Interment in National Cemeteries, US Code, title 38, sec.
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UCMJ Article 2, Persons Subject to this Chapter, US Code, title 10, sec.
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By contrast, it was only included in 37 per cent of the US codes.
If their approach is accepted, then US codes are extensively rule based and prescriptive in nature without ethical quality and, to a lesser degree, non-specific value based.
The findings of the comparative study showed that the UK codes had a higher usage of items that related to the community and customer welfare than Australian codes did, while US codes compared with Australian ones had a higher usage of items relating to customers, equal opportunity and insider trading.

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