Black-and-white photo of door knocker and small sign that reads 'This is Not a Brothel There Are No Prostitutes at This Address'

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a federal lawsuit on June 27 seeking to overturn FOSTA, a recently enacted federal law that makes it illegal to “facilitate” or “promote” prostitution online and expands civil and criminal liability for websites regarding sex…

Photo of a woman holding a red umbrella and a sign that says, "No Justice, No Piece."

The seedy streets of Hollywood, California, played host to a lively procession of more than 300 skimpily dressed sex workers and their allies on Saturday, June 2, as the “Let Us Survive March” raised a ruckus to commemorate International Whores’ Day. Also…

color photo of criminal defense attorney Paul Cambria of Buffalo, New York, in suit and tie, standing outside a federal courthouse in Phoenix, Arizona, on Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Looking as hale and hearty as a man can while clad in prisoner’s stripes, Michael Lacey inched closer to freedom on Wednesday afternoon during an appearance before a federal judge in Phoenix to determine the terms of his release. The…

video screenshots of former Backpage.com owners Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin at a 2017 hearing of the U.S. Senate's Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations

Zero sex-trafficking charges. That’s the most glaring aspect of a Phoenix federal grand jury’s belatedly unsealed 93-count indictment against seven current and former owners and operators of the online listings site Backpage.com. The defendants include veteran newspapermen Michael Lacey and Jim…