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Cacique Caribe24 Jun 2017 9:49 a.m. PST

From its inception it was never enforced properly, was also misapplied/abused, and the sentences were a joke for the real crimes.


KSmyth24 Jun 2017 10:12 a.m. PST

Lots of folks convicted of the Mann Act, often for political or other reasons not exactly to conform to the intent of the law. Charlie Chaplin was convicted under the Mann Act. Jack Johnson (the heavyweight boxer) convicted under the Mann Act. Chuck Berry was convicted and served jail time under the Mann Act. The act is still on the books but now aimed at specific acts like making child pornography and prostitution. Not suggesting all those guys were pure or acted properly, but it was enforced, albeit selectively.

Pretty funny movie with Jack Nicholson, Warren Beatty and Stockard Channing about a pair of ne'er do well fortune hunters trying to avoid the Mann Act--1975's The Fortune.

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