Statistics for occurrence #1 of “United States” in chapter 171 of Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2.:
...e of peace, and that when war is declared, it leaves the condition of public affairs to be determined by the law of war, in the country where the war exists.
It is true that the Constitution of the United States does adopt the law of war as a part of the instrument itself, during the continuance of war. The Constitution does not provide that spies shall be hung.
Is it unconstitutional to hang a spy?
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