Biden picked a V.P. candidate whose record on police and criminal justice reform is as terrible as his own.
Sen. Josh Hawley Says He 'Took on an Asian Trafficking Ring' and 'Freed a Dozen Women in Sex Slavery.' That's Not True.
As a state attorney, the young GOP senator oversaw raids of more than a dozen massage parlors, but he didn’t secure a single sex trafficking conviction.
"Supreme Court jurisprudence...is heavily weighted against you," an appeals judge told state prosecutors last week.
Partisan Hypocrisy on Display in Supreme Court Ruling on Anti-Prostitution Pledge and the First Amendment
Can the government compel speech? For Supreme Court justices, that seems to depend on the content of that speech.
Camming sites foster autonomy and creativity, while eliminating middlemen and thwarting vice cops.
In "Operation Asian Touch," federal agents coerced suspected human-trafficking victims into sex acts. Local cops seized money and threw them in jail.
We've seen this before...
The anti-prostitution pledge is unconstitutional when applied to U.S. nonprofits. But the feds say it's still OK to compel speech from these groups' foreign affiliates.
Anti-porn crusaders get their panties in a twist about a uptick in porn consumption during COVID-19.
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Police departments turn to summons instead of processing people into cells—a change they should keep after this is all over.
Adult performers are outraged at the proposed licensing requirements, and have vowed to fight the bill.
Only Tulsi Gabbard Wants to Decriminalize Sex Work, but Other Dems Show Signs of Progress on the Issue
"If a consenting adult wants to engage in sex work, that is their right," Gabbard says.
GOP attacks on internet smut are heating up, but the porn industry has more practical threats to worry about.
At This Year's Vegas Porn Expo, Everything People Think They Know About the Internet and Adult Entertainment Is Wrong
The internet has turned adult performers into media entrepreneurs.
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Adultery and prostitution outweigh spousal and child abuse in USCIS guidelines, but ultimately the call is made on a case-by-case basis.
Since FOSTA passed in 2018, "sex workers have faced increased violence" and "have been forced onto the streets," the California congressman says.
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Operation Independence Day is just Operation Cross Country by a different name.
'This Is a Culture War': Sex Work Decriminalization Bill in D.C. Draws 14 Hours of Passionate Public Testimony
From morning till past midnight, supporters and opponents of a bill to decriminalize prostitution offered starkly different visions of safety and rights.
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You know, to "fight human trafficking."
The cases hinges on two laws—FOSTA and Section 230—that have been hotly contested in recent years.
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.
Aggressive asset forfeiture collides with First Amendment rights.
'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 operation used its intimate knowledge of NYPD operations to thrive.
The bill also targets strip clubs
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