McKinley v. United States
249 U.S. 397 (1919)

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McKinley v. United States, 249 U.S. 397 (1919)

McKinley v. United States

No. 417

Submitted March 3, 1919

Decided April 14, 1919

249 U.S. 397

Syllabus

Congress, under the authority to raise and support armies, may make rules and regulations to protect the health and welfare of the men composing them against the evils of prostitution, and may leave the details of such regulations to the Secretary of War.

Conviction sustained, for setting up a house of ill fame within five miles of a military station, the distance designated by the Secretary of War, under the Act of May 18, 1917, c. 15, § 13, 40 Stat. 76.

Affirmed.

The case is stated in the opinion.

Page 249 U. S. 398

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