Hoke v. United States

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Hoke v. United States
by the Supreme Court of the United States

Hoke v. United States, 227 U.S. 308 (1913), was a decision by the United States Supreme Court, which held that the United States Congress could not regulate prostitution per se, as that was strictly the province of the states. Congress could, however, regulate interstate travel for purposes of prostitution or “immoral purposes.” It upheld the Mann Act. Excerpted from Hoke v. United States on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

United States Supreme Court

227 U.S. 308

Hoke  v.  United States

 Argued: January 7 and 8, 1913. --- Decided: February 24, 1913

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Messrs. C. W. Howth, Hal W. Greer, T. H. Bowers, and Charles C. Luzenberg for plaintiffs in error.

[Argument of Counsel from pages 310-313 intentionally omitted]

Assistant Attorney General Harr for defendant in error.

[Argument of Counsel from pages 313-316 intentionally omitted]

Mr. Justice McKenna delivered the opinion of the court:


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