Backpage lawsuit against a Cook County Sheriff dismissed by Federal Judge

On Thursday, May 31, 2018, a Chicago federal judge dismissed a lawsuit against Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart who requested credit card companies not to do business with Backpage dot com.

James Larkin and Michael Lacey accused the Sheriff of interfering with the Backpage business. The judge ruled Thomas Dart’s action was protected by the First Amendment. The appeals court reversed that ruling, but Judge Tharp granted Dart’s  motion to dismiss the suit.

Tony Ortega did not report the news.

Of note an anti-sex-trafficking group expands Backpage dot com lawsuit.

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