Photo of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin

During a two-hour pretrial hearing in downtown Phoenix on Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Susan M. Brnovich swatted away prosecutors’ efforts to sanction the defense team over allegations that ex-Backpage owners Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin disclosed sensitive  government documents…

Black and white photo of Lacey and Larkin.

In an exhaustive, 8,000 word feature for the July/August issue of WIRED, investigative reporter Christine Biederman profiles former Backpage owners and veteran newspapermen Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, explaining the First Amendment implications of their prosecution by the U.S. Department…

Four national non-profits dedicated to protecting civil liberties and personal freedom in the United States have lodged proposed amicus briefs with the federal court in Phoenix in support of a recent motion to dismiss by defendants in the Backpage case….

Lacey and Larkin standing outside.

The Arizona Republic recently published a report of an April 23 hearing in the federal Backpage prosecution in Phoenix, claiming  prosecutors had revealed “new evidence,” which demonstrated that Michael Lacey, a former owner of the now defunct classified ad website…