The Fight Against Human Trafficking

The fight against human trafficking takes different forms. Law enforcement obviously must take the lead — and this prosecution is a very important step.

Backpage has been a hub nationally for sex trafficked minors.

There is a First Amendment right to create an on-line page for classified advertising. But there is not a First Amendment right to engage in conspiracy to break laws. All conspiracy cases involve speech by the alleged criminals: be they drug dealers, bank robbers, terrorists or pimps.

Some “Legitimate” businesses thrive only because pimps kidnap and enslave young people and women.

Our firm has taken a lead in filing civil actions by survivors against those who profit from human trafficking. In a pathbreaking case, Nakisha Chaney of Nachtlaw obtained a judgment of over $500,000 against a doctor who provided drugs to a pimp to keep the survivors under control.

We envision a time when many law firms will fight sex trafficking, in the way that many firms, including ours, fight sex harassment and race discrimination.

Read the Huffington Post story, Backpage CEO Arrested on Sex Trafficking Charges

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