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Chapter 7: Attempt, Conspiracy, and Solicitation
  1. Learn about the complexities of a wheel conspiracy by examining a U.S. Justice Department indictment against individuals involved in a global conspiracy to distribute online child pornography. Explain why this is a wheel conspiracy.

  2. Read an Illinois decision that explores whether a defendant may be convicted of two counts of soliciting a murder where one of the individuals solicited took no steps to commit the murder and the other carried out the killing. Explain the reasoning of the Illinois court.

  3. In Commonwealth v. Henley, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court refused to recognize the defense of legal impossibility. Does it make sense to hold an individual legally liable for an attempt to commit an act that is not a crime?