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

Daniel Gross answered on Mar 28, 2011

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... Read more »

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Q: What does media concludendi mean?

Daniel Gross answered on Jan 6, 2011

This term is a little-used Latin phrase which looks at all steps in an argument to see if they are logical. When an appeal court is reviewing a fining, the court can look to see if the judgment is conclusive in all parts of the arguments.

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Q: How do I run a continuance for my pre trial? Must I appear in person?

Daniel Gross answered on Dec 21, 2010

If the continuance is agreed to by both sides of the case, it can generally be submitted to the clerk’s office for the judge to consider without a hearing being required. If one side opposes the continuance then a hearing will generally be required. Please note that this general advice only and... Read more »

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