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10/9/18: Woodhull v. FOSTA. Woodhull et al v. the United States of America. Notice of 

BREAKING: Woodhull Freedom Foundation Appeals FOSTA Ruling– Oct 16th, 2018

Federal Judge in Backpage.com Case Rules for Defense Team in Crucial First Amendment Victory Oct 15th, 2018

Federal Judge Denies Government Bid to Disqualify First Amendment Attorneys from Backpage Defense Team  Oct 13th, 2018

Washington Post Gives ‘Three Pinocchios’ To Rep. Ann Wagner For Falsely Claiming FOSTA Stopped 90% of Sex Trafficking Ads-  Oct 12th, 2018

Backpage Defense Team Wages First Amendment Battle on Two Fronts -Oct 9th, 2018

District Court Misses The Forest For The Trees In Dismissing Constitutional Challenge To FOSTA -Sept 25th, 2018

A side effect of trafficking law: More street prostitution?- Sept 24th, 2018

Backpage.com Founders Michael Lacey and James Larkin Were Accused of Sex Trafficking by the Senate. Now They Tell Their Story: Reason Roundup -Aug 21st, 2018

The Senate Accused Them of Selling Kids for Sex. The FBI Raided Their Homes. Backpage.com’s Founders Speak for the First Time.  -August 21st, 2018

Backpage’s Sales Director Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy August 18th, 2018

2257 Judge Delivers Big Win in Final Judgment, Decree- August 6th, 2018

House Judiciary Committee Falsely Claims Credit For Stopping 90% of All Sex Trafficking Because Of FOSTA-  July 24th, 2018

Woodhull Freedom Foundation et al. v. the United States  June 2018

Lawsuit to Stop FOSTA Gets Court Hearing, But Nothing Happens– July 19th, 2018

Woodhull Freedom Foundation et al. v. the United States motion for preliminary injunction and memorandum of law in support. June 28th, 2018

Hearing Thursday: EFF Asks Court to Block Enforcement of FOSTA While Lawsuit Proceeds- July 17th, 2018

Justice Department Seeks Dismissal of FOSTA Lawsuit-  July 12th, 2018

FOSTA Judge Gives Justice Department an Extension of Time  -July 10th, 2018

FSC, Justice Department Can’t Agree About Proposed 2257 Judgment -July 9th, 2018

More Police Admitting That FOSTA/SESTA Has Made It Much More Difficult To Catch Pimps And Traffickers– July 9th, 2018

BROAD ANTI-TRAFFICKING LAW FACES ITS FIRST CONSTITUTIONAL CHALLENGE– June 28th, 2018

EFF Sues to Invalidate FOSTA, an Unconstitutional Internet Censorship Law- June 28th, 2018

New Lawsuit Challenges FOSTA – The Federal Law Sparking Website Shutdowns- June 28th, 2018

Woodhull Freedom Foundation et al. v. the United States June 28th, 2018

National Sex Workers’ Summit Culminates in Manifesto Calling for Decriminalization of Prostitution-  June 25th,2018

January 2020 trial set for Backpage.com founders– April 30th, 2018

BUFFALO LAWYER, PAUL CAMBRIA, DEFENDING BACK PAGE CO-FOUNDERApril 27th, 2018

A BRIEF BACKGROUND; FOSTA SESTA the BILL-April 25th, 2018

POLICING BACK PAGE AND THE BACK PAGES- April 19th,2018

 A Vest Pocket Guide to Brothels in 19th-Century New York for Gentlemen

Hearing set for jailed Backpage founder in a case over sex ads– April 16th, 2018

Backpage CEO Carl Ferrer pleads guilty in three states, agrees to testify against other website officials– April 13th, 2018

Backpage Founder’s 93 Charges Lack Actual Sex-Trafficking Claims April 9th, 2018

Backpage execs indicted on federal prostitution, money laundering charges April 9th, 2018

New Backpage Ruling Lays Bare Some of the Lies Undergirding FOSTA April 2nd, 2018

Backpage inditement -March 28th, 2018

On April 6, 2018, Backpage was seized by the United States Department of Justice, and it was reported that Michael Lacey’s home had been raided by authorities.[86] The seizure came in the wake of the passing of the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA), which amends Section 230 to explicitly exclude federal or state sex trafficking laws from its immunity. Although the bill had been passed in March, it had yet been signed into law on the day of the seizure. Critics of the bill, which was primarily designed to target Backpage,[87] had argued that the bill was unnecessary because of established case law making websites liable for knowingly facilitating sex trafficking.[88][89][90] Technically the seizure has been performed by the FBI and the nameservers of the domains were changed to “ns1.seizedservers.com” in order to display the authorities seized page.[91

In late-March 2018 and early-April 2018, courts in Massachusetts and Florida affirmed that Backpage’s facilitation of sex trafficking fell outside of the immunity granted by Section 230 safe harbors. The latter ruling argued that because Backpage “materially contributed to the content of the advertisement” by censoring specific keywords, it became a publisher of content and thus no longer protected.[

District Court Ruling Highlights Congress’ Hastiness To Pass ‘Worst of Both Worlds FOSTA’– Doe 1 v. Backpage– March 30th, 2018

Prosecutors And Anti-Sex Trafficking Advocates Aren’t Happy With The Government’s  Treatment Of Backpage- by Tim Cushing -Feb 14th, 2017

WHEN EVEN PROSECUTORS THINK BACKPAGE’S SHUTDOWN SUCKEDFeb 7th, 2017

Kamala Harris slaps new charges on Backpage, in a case that threatens tech sector– By ETHAN BARON- Dec 23rd, 2016

Some Comments on the CA/TX Attorneys’ General Prosecution of Backpage’s Executives-  · by  October 13, 2016

Backpage.com CEO Carl Ferrer Arrested in Texas for Pimping, Conspiracy Oct 6th, 2016

Supreme Court declines sheriff’s appeal in Backpage sex ads fight- Oct 3rd, 2016

Sex Workers Joint statement regarding the harassment of backpage – Nov 2016

Sheriff Dart, Meet the First Amendment  Dec 2st, 2015

Doe v. Backpage.com LLC – SCOTUSblog 2015

Backpage.com v. Hoffman, et al. | Digital Media Law Project 2013

BACKPAGE.COM, LLC V. MCKENNA– 2012

Backpage.com, LLC v. Cooper – Casetext  2012

M.A. v. Village Voice Media Holdings, 2010

 Craigslist to Remove Category for ‘Erotic Services’ –  May 2009

Dart v. Craigslist, Inc. – Wikipedia 2009

Craigslist’s agreement with attorneys general around the country, anyone who posts an “erotic services” ad will be required to provide a working phone number and pay a fee with a valid credit card.  Nov 2008

Lacey and Larkin were arrested in Arizona by then-Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office in 2007 for publishing information about a secret grand jury subpoena demanding information on its stories and online readers. They won a $3.75 million settlement from county government as a result of their now-discredited arrests.

Backpage was a classified advertising website launched in 2004.

Doe v. MySpace Inc. – Wikipedia 1995