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2006-01-25 15:02:10

By Adam Tanner SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The U.S. government can prosecute Americans who travel abroad and engage in paid sex with children, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Wednesday. At issue before the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals was whether the U.S. Constitution's commerce clause, which gives Congress the power to regulate foreign trade, permits criminal sanctions against U.S. citizens paying for sex abroad. "We hold that Congress acted within the bounds of its constitutional...


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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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