White Slave Traffic Act Law and Legal Definition
White Slave Traffic Act is a federal statute to regulate interstate and foreign commerce by prohibiting the transportation therein for immoral purposes of women and girls, and for other purposes. It is also known as the Mann Act.
The White Slave Traffic Act of June 25, 1910, c. 395, 36 Stat. 825, is a legal exercise of the power of Congress under the commerce clause of the Constitution and does not abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the states or interfere with the reserved powers of the states, especially those in regard to regulation of immoralities of persons within their several jurisdictions. [Hoke v. United States, 227 U.S. 308, 317 (U.S. 1913)].