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…

Veteran newspapermen Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey speak at a panel discussion as part of Reason Weekend 2019 at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix

With a mixture of gallows humor and outright defiance, veteran newspapermen Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin captivated the 100-plus libertarians who gathered in Phoenix on Friday, March 8, for the Reason Foundation’s annual Reason Weekend. Joining a panel at the…