Hoke v. United States
|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|
|Citations||227 U.S. 308 (more)|
|Congress cannot regulate prostitution per se, which is strictly the province of the states, but it can regulate interstate travel for the purposes of prostitution or other "immoral purposes."|
|Majority||McKenna, joined by unanimous|
|U.S. Const. art. I, sec. 8, cl. 3|
Hoke v. United States, 227 U.S. 308 (1913), was a decision by the United States Supreme Court that held that the United States Congress could not regulate prostitution per se, which was strictly the province of the states. Congress could, however, regulate interstate travel for purposes of prostitution or other "immoral purposes."
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