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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...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.