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  Posted on: Tuesday, October 14, 2014
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Unprecedented BACKPAGE Trafficking Suit now at our State Supreme Court

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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 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:
  1. Coordinate a rally (experience in doing this is preferred) to fill the inside and outside of the courtroom.  Please email to volunteer.
  2. Attend the oral argument and/or rally outside the courtroom.
Why is this case unprecedented?
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.

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