Attorneys General Urging Support for Greater Human Trafficker Accountability to States

Attorney General Andy Beshear and a coalition of 20 other state attorneys general filed a friend-of-the-court brief in support of a federal law that gives states greater authority to hold human traffickers accountable. The amicus brief urges the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to uphold a lower court dismissal of a constitutional challenge to the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act. The act allows state prosecutors to take legal action against websites that hose sex-trafficking ads, pursue criminals who deliberately facilitate trafficking online, and file civil suits against anyone violating federal prostitution laws. Attorneys general in Indiana, Ohio, Virginia, and West Virginia joined Beshear in filing the brief.

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