Petitioners, Mormon "Fundamentalists," transported one or more plural wives in interstate commerce. They were convicted in the district court on the authority of Caminetti v. United States for violation of the Mann Act which prohibits the transportation of women or girls in commerce "for the purpose of prostitution or debauchery, or for any other immoral purpose." The circuit court affirmed and the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari. Held, affirmed. The phrase "or for any other immoral purpose" was properly interpreted in Caminetti v. United States to extend the prohibition of the act to cases where the ·transportation was voluntary and lacked the element of commercialized vice. Cleveland v. United States, (U.S. 1946) 67 S. Ct. 13.
John A. Huston S.Ed.,
CRIMINAL LAW-PROSECUTION OF MORMON "FUNDAMENTALISTS'' UNDER THE MANN ACT-DOCTRINE OF CAMINETTI v. UNITED STATES,
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