• Backpage.com CEO seeks dismissal of pimping charges on First Amendment grounds

    Backpage.com CEO Carl Ferrer is asking that criminal pimping charges filed against him in a California court be thrown out because the prosecution violates the First Amendment, while his two-codefendants accused California Attorney General Kamala Harris of filing a meritless case in order to advance her campaign for the U.S. Senate. Lawyers for Ferrer and two men who describe themselves as former owners of the company argued in a motion filed in a Sacramento court Wednesday that the charges run afoul of First Amendment free speech protections, violate a federal law limiting the legal...


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