Free speech advocates lose sex trafficking lawsuit

By Gina Kim (March 30, 2022, 8:02 p.m. EDT) – A DC federal judge on Tuesday overturned a lawsuit filed by internet free speech advocates fighting a sex trafficking law they say , could harm the people it claims to protect, note that the law requires proof that someone had the specific intent to promote prostitution.

In a 28-page order, U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon granted the U.S. Department of Justice’s motion for summary judgment, closing the case that was filed shortly after the law was signed into law in March 2018. enabling states and victims to combat online sex trafficking. known as FOSTA-SESTA, alleging violations of the First and Fifth Amendments of…

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