Block on Trump's Asylum Ban Upheld by Supreme Court
In a prosecution for transporting and knowingly transporting a person under the age of 18 in interstate commerce with the intent that the person transported engage in prostitution, the district court's judgment is affirmed where: 1) the government need not prove for purposes of the section 2423(a)charge that defendant knew that the person he transported was under the age of 18 because knowledge of the victim's minor status is not an element of the statute; and 2) the court did not abuse its discretion in admitting at trial evidence of defendant's credit card fraud, where such prior act was an essential part of the overall crime.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division.
Argued February 24, 2009
Decided August 18, 2009