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Q: Was there a Conspiracy Law set in place in 1865

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Daniel Gross
Daniel Gross
  • Washington, DC
  • Licensed in District of Columbia

A: Much of the law in the United States including Washington, DC is based on British common law. This is law from cases and judicial opinions which may never get made into an actual statute. The concept of conspiracy and the common law basis for a conspiracy charge predated 1865. I believe that Congress codified a conspiracy law in the 1867 draft of the US Code.

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