Wharton's Rule: Necessary Or Guilty Of Conspiracy?

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Joshua, your thread is superbly written! Your military experience is apparent and a cognate in Strategic Intelligence is appropriate indeed. It is agreed that there are no one-man conspiracies.1 Conspiracy laws have changed out of necessity as many laws generally do. At common law where husband and wife were considered one, this meant that the two could not be guilty of conspiracy without the participation of some third person;2 however, this is no longer the case.3 On the other hand, two people may not always be enough. The so-called Wharton’s Rule placed a limitation on conspiracy prosecutions when the number of conspirators equaled the number of individuals necessary for the commission of the underlying offense.4 Conspiracy requires
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