Founders of Backpage.com insist site is protected by First Amendment after  prosecutors cl...

Backpage founders insist site is protected by First Amendment amid claims they ran prostitution ads – Daily Mail

Founders of Backpage.com insist site is protected by First Amendment after  prosecutors claimed they knowingly ran ads for prostitution including sex trafficking victimsLawyers defending Michael Lacey and James Larkin told jurors Wednesday the ads published by their clients were controversial but constitutional The classifieds site - known for its ads for 'adult services' - was seized by the U.S. government in April of 2018, 'as part of an enforcement action'Prosecutors say Lacey and Larkin knowingly ran ads for prostitution Attorneys for the site founders argued in opening statements that the site ran legally allowable ads for escort services, but didn´t publish ads for …

 

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