Plus: Democrats talk LGBTQ equality, California cracks down on mini-shampoo, and more...
You know, to "fight human trafficking."
Elizabeth Nolan Brown Talks About the Secret Backpage Memos and What They Mean for Free Speech Online
Politicians accused the site of victimizing women and children. A federal investigation found otherwise.
Sealed memos fought over in federal court last week show authorities have known for years that claims about Backpage were bogus.
The operation is still arresting sex workers and calling it a rescue mission.
The claim that 100,000 to 300,000 underage people were being sex trafficked in the United States was used in effort to destroy Backpage.com's founders.
The bipartisan bill says "using drugs or illegal substances to cause a person to engage in a commercial sex act" or in any kind of labor counts as human trafficking.
'We know what we want to do with our bodies, and we don't need government interference.'
Statists, both in and out of government, like to play Kafkaesque games with the idea of consent.
The bill also targets strip clubs
Plus: the biggest trouble with Devin Nunes' Twitter lawsuit, the Senate fails to override Trump's Yemen veto, bad news for the gig economy, and more...
Nabbing Robert Kraft Helped Florida Prosecutors Get Headlines. Now Kraft and Other Orchids of Asia Customers Are Fighting Back
They're joined by an arrested spa owner and manager in fighting the release of surveillance video, with an array of big media companies on the other side.
Harris Clarifies That She Does Not Support Prostitution Decriminalization, Would Use Executive Power To Toughen Gun Laws
Plus: Ohio moves to ban kids in drag shows while Washington wants to keep kids in car seats through middle school.
Did San Francisco really see a 170 percent "spike in human trafficking" last year?
Plus: a Robert Kraft/spa-sting update, Florida sex-buyer registry nixed, D.C. activist alleges entrapment, and more sex-work and sex-policy news.
We were told this sort of spying would only be used to stop terrorists. And yet...
Homeland Security and Florida Cops Spied on Chinese Massage Workers for Months but Still Couldn't Find Evidence of Human Trafficking
Nine women face felony prostitution charges and hundreds of their customers have been arrested. Florida says it's the real victim.
Kamala Harris Won't Denounce Federal Law That Harms Sex Workers, but May Support Decriminalizing Prostitution
"I think that we have to understand though that it is not as simple as that."
'No Allegations of Human Trafficking' and 'Women Could've Walked Out' In Florida Massage-Parlor Prostitution Stings
Authorities are walking back big claims about an international human-trafficking ring involving Patriots owner Robert Kraft.
Patriots Owner Robert Kraft's Bust Is Being Billed as a Human Trafficking Bust, but It Looks More Like Ordinary Prostitution
It's also part of a larger national attack on massage parlors and sex workers.
Last Year Saw 'Furthest-Reaching Attempt to Censor Online Speech' Since the 1990s, Say FOSTA Challengers
As the lawsuit against FOSTA hits appeals court, three essays about the law that everyone should read.
Elizabeth Nolan Brown talks about DHS's "Blue Campaign," which is pushing hotel and airline workers to call the feds if they suspect human trafficking.
How big hotel chains became arms of the surveillance state.
The senator and presidential hopeful went to bat for dirty prosecutors, opposed marijuana legalization, and championed policies that endanger sex workers.
After months imprisoned in Thailand, the Belarusian citizen was deported to Moscow and promptly arrested on charges of luring people into prostitution.
2018 was a mixed bag, but that means there was still a lot of good news.
Congress Ramps Up War on Sex Workers and Their Customers With Secret Votes on Four New 'Protection' Laws
A national strategy for arresting sex buyers and letting local cops wiretap sex workers are among the approved changes.
Plus: Obamacare unconstitutional?
A Tucson Weekly investigation finds that federal funds to "fight sex trafficking" are actually perpetuating it.
Plus: Trump endorses sentencing reform and Bitcoin's value continues to fall.
'Mobile Brothels' Could Be Enabled by Self-Driving Cars, But That Doesn't Mean They Will: Reason Roundup
Plus: Amazon goes to Washington (for good) and Chicago cops shoot man who stopped bar shooting.
He's not the first dead person to win an election.
A city ordinance let officers harass women as part of a licensing inspection process. A judge ruled it unconstitutional.
The ruling is a major win for Backpage founders James Larkin and Michael Lacey, as well as a strike against government overreach.
Death of Dennis Hof, the 'P.T. Barnum of Booty,' Leaves Uncertain Future for Nevada Brothels and Senate Seat
Hof had a huge impact on legal sex work in Nevada and his death has spurred a heady mix of reactions.
Police initially said the arrests were part of "a long-term investigation into...human trafficking" and prostitution.
Plus: fight against FOSTA continues and Tennessee trooper reports Democrat for visiting falafel restaurant.
Plus: why Gary Johnson will be good for the Senate, "toxic culture" at the TSA, the dismissal of an anti-FOSTA lawsuit, and a new economic freedom index.
The PATRIOT Act fell out of fashion-but swap "human trafficker" for "terrorist" and let the civil liberties infringements roll!
Wilson's passport was revoked following a warrant for his arrest in Texas for having paid sex with an underage girl.