TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Kate Prince on Aug 25, 2017

A California judge ruled Wednesday that prosecutors can proceed with money laundering charges against controversial classified advertising site Backpage.com, WSMV reports. Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Larry Brown also tossed out 15 pimping conspiracy charges, saying they cannot be filed because of a federal law protecting free speech that gives immunity to websites that post content created by others. This ruling comes months after another judge dismissed the entire case as violating free speech and federal protections.