Champion v. Ames
Significance, An Element Confessedly Injurious To The Public Morals, Suppression Of Lotteries Is A Power Of The States
Charles F. Champion
John C. Ames
That a federal statute prohibiting the carrying of lottery tickets across state lines was unconstitutional.
Chief Lawyer for Appellant
Chief Lawyer for Appellee
Beck, Assistant Attorney General
Justices for the Court
Henry Billings Brown, John Marshall Harlan I (writing for the Court), Oliver Wendell Holmes, Joseph McKenna, Edward Douglass White
David Josiah Brewer, Melville Weston Fuller, Rufus Wheeler Peckham, George Shiras, Jr.
Date of Decision
23 February 1903
Lottery tickets were traffic and carrying them from one state to another was interstate commerce. Under its power to regulate commerce among the states, Congress could prohibit the carrying of lottery tickets from state to state.
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- Hanley v. Kansas City S. R. Co., 187 U.S. 617 (1903).
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