By Heidi Groover. But at least one state senator is talking about something else. The law criminalized causing or aiding the sale of sex with a minor and was aimed at forcing sites like Back.
It was hailed nationally as the first of its kind, uniquely able to go after the long-elusive online sale of minors. But soon after the bill was passed, it was challenged in federal court and swiftly struck down by a U. District Court judge who ruled it unconstitutional. Now Kohl-Welles and her allies are left to repeal one of their proudest accomplishments and figure out what to do next.
Kohl-Welles says she hopes to introduce another, similar bill in the coming session, which begins on Jan. Other states, including Connecticut and Tennessee, have considered similar bills. We felt we had no choice [about challenging this bill].
McDougall says it regularly turns over information on it believes to be for minors, a luxury authorities may not enjoy if advertisers migrate toward offshore sites. Fire commissioners in one rural Spokane County district won't follow vaccine mandates, blaming personnel shortage.
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