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December 7, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Washington’s online sex-trafficking law struck down in federal court

Manuel Valdes /  The Associated Press A federal judge on Thursday struck down a Washington state law aimed at battling online sex trafficking after an Internet advocacy group filed a lawsuit challenging the measure’s constitutionality. Judge Ricardo Martinez’s order was filed Thursday in Seattle after the state declined to continue arguing in U.S. District Court over Engrossed…

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September 26, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Seattle mayor says he’ll keep fighting Backpage.com practices

Mayor Mike McGinn said city departments could begin advertising in Seattle Weekly for the first time since July 2011 now that its new owners have distanced themselves from  Backpage.com, a listing service that has been accused of exploiting minors for illegal sex trade. But that doesn’t mean he’s done fighting Backpage.com’s business…

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June 5, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Judge puts hold on law mandating age verification for sex ads

The Associated Press A federal judge in Seattle has temporarily blocked enforcement of a new Washington state law that would require classified advertising companies to verify the ages of people in sex-related advertisements. On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Ricardo Martinez granted a 14-day temporary restraining order sought by the website Backpage.com. Backpage filed suit this week to…

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