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In many places, laws seeking to control prostitution forbid not the act itself, but soliciting for it. The Washington, D.C. statute, thought by some to be model legislation because of its sex-neutral language, is one of them. In a decision not reported elsewhere than in L&SA, however, that statute has been found to violate prostitutes' freedom of speech and privacy, and to deny them equal protection of the laws. United States v. Moses, encompassing Criminal Nos. 17778-72, 21346-72, 18338-72, 34472-72, 36618-72, and 39272-72, was handed down November 3, 1972, in the courtroom of Judge Charles W. Halleck, Superior Court of the District of Columbia, Criminal Division.

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