Hoke v. United States
Argued January 7–8, 1913
Decided February 24, 1913
Full case name
Effie Hoke and Basile Economides, Plaintiffs in Error, v. United States
U.S. 308 ( ) more
Though Congress could not regulate prostitution per se—as that was strictly the province of the states—it could regulate interstate travel for purposes of prostitution or “immoral purposes.”
, 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.
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Keire, Mara L. (2001). "The Vice Trust: A Reinterpretation of the White Slavery Scare in the United States, 1907-1917". Journal of Social History. Journal of Social History, Vol. 35, No. 1. 35 (1): 5–41. doi: 10.1353/jsh.2001.0089. JSTOR 3789262.