Silly Public, The Mann Act Is For Kids

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We share in your outrage (for surely you possess it) following Mr. Spitzer's gliding skate off center ice without so much as a bloodied nose. We're not often the ones hissing "it's a conspiracy," but with passages like this emanating from the New York Times, it's hard not to think that "the fix is in."

In the interview, Mr. Garcia said that although there was evidence that Mr. Spitzer had violated the Mann Act, which prohibits transporting people across state lines for the purpose of prostitution, there were none of the other factors that traditionally weighed in favor of bringing charges, like the use of juvenile prostitutes, or commercial or other exploitation of them.

So let me get this straight. We're off to other business because the charges we would have brought don't include statutory rape? This is the threshold we are going to require?

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