State's sex-trafficking law vulnerable

A Washington state law aimed at battling online sex trafficking is likely to be struck down after state Attorney General Rob McKenna declined to continue a legal fight over the measure in federal court.

McKenna’s office said Friday that it will not continue its defense of Engrossed Senate Bill 6252, one of several measures written by lawmakers earlier this year to combat online sex trafficking. Gov. Chris Gregoire signed the bill, aimed at online classified site Backpage.com, into law in March.

The law was challenged by Backpage.com and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, an Internet advocacy group.

Saturday, December 8, 2012
Associated Press

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