Mann Act

Mann Act

Mann Act

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about Mann Act in the Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement:

The passing of the White Slave Traffic Act of 1910 (36 Stat. 825), popularly known as the Mann Act, was the federal government's regulatory response to the white slavery hysteria that gripped the country during the early years of the 20th century. The act, which applied the commerce clause of the Constitution to combat prostitution, contained vague language that was broadly interpreted by the Court of last resort of the Country. Its enforcement at times created the potential for blackmail, criminalization of the women it was designed to protect, and abuse of prosecutorial discretion.

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