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Federal Judge Susan Brnovich was recently forced to declare a mistrial, which was a bad sign for the prosecution.
Judge said she has concerns that the government crossed the line several times.
The defendants are not on trial for child sex trafficking, yet prosecutor Reggie Jones wouldn't stop talking about it.
Five men face "trafficking a person for sexual servitude" charges after meeting an undercover cop at a hotel.
The only thing FOSTA has done is chill speech and make catching sex traffickers more difficult.
Portland police are calling it "human trafficking," but it was just an old-fashioned vice bust.
Manhattan Will Drop Charges for Prostitution and Unlicensed Massage but Continue Prosecuting Prostitution Patrons
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Federal Suit Seeks Damages for Men Illegally Recorded at Florida Massage Parlors, Falsely Smeared as Sex Traffickers
Two women still face felony charges, though the cases against all male defendants were dropped.
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The case against the popular pornography site rests on misleading data and hidden agendas.
Charges against Kraft were (rightfully) dismissed. The women he patronized now have criminal records.
Judge Susan Brnovich said no reasonable person would question her impartiality just because her husband already says they're guilty.
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The vice presidential candidate opportunistically painted the site's co-founders as villains when they were actually helping law enforcement to catch sex traffickers.
Decriminalization bills have floundered in recent months in New York and Washington, D.C, but advocates hope that the latest push for criminal justice reform could re-energize the movement.
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.
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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.