On October 21st at 1:30pm, our State Supreme Court
will hear oral arguments on an unprecedented liability lawsuit against
Backpage for knowingly profiting from the sale of girls.
We applaud attorneys Erik Bauer
of Tacoma and Mike Pfau
of Seattle for their courage in filing this suit on behalf of three
girls who were raped and otherwise brutalized hundreds of times while
Backpage.com profited from this practice.
What you can do?
Our State Supreme Court Justices need to know the sentiment and passion
against the sale of children online, and we need the press to publicize
this case. YOU can volunteer to do one of the two below:
Why is this case unprecedented?
Coordinate a rally (experience in doing this is preferred) to fill the inside and outside of the courtroom. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
Attend the oral argument and/or rally outside the courtroom.
Other similar lawsuits
around the nation, including one against our state law
passed in 2012, have all failed at the trial court level. Backpage and
its high-profile lawyers have repeatedly been able to defeat similar
cases on the basis of the immunity clause in the Communication Decency Act
of the Congress passed in 1994 and other constitutional issues.