75 years ago today - Nov 18, 1946

Liberal justice William O. Douglas announces the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court which upholds the conviction of six polygamist Fundamentalists for violating Mann "White Slavery" Act, for driving across the Utah border with their plural wives. Congress originally passed the Mann Act against interstate transportation of prostitutes. This is the first U.S. Supreme Court decision about Mormon polygamy since 1890.

[The Mormon Hierarchy - Extensions of Power by D. Michael Quinn, [New Mormon History database (http://bit.ly/NMHdatabase)]]

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