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Craigslist sues South Carolina Attorney General

May 21, 2009

Right on!

“Craigslist has announced its filed a federal lawsuit against South Carolina’s Attorney General over the office’s threats of legal action against the popular website. Earlier this month the office threatened to file criminal charges of promoting prositution against the site if they didn’t comply to its demands to remove the Erotic Services section.”

“In addition to being unwarranted by the facts, legal experts agree that the charges threatened represent an unconstitutional prior restraint on free speech, and are clearly barred by federal law,” said Craigslist in a blog post. “Mr. McMaster’s repeated threats of criminal prosecution should we refuse to shut down Craigslist for South Carolina have left us little choice but to seek declaratory relief before the court.”