Backpage Sues Chicago Sheriff Over Pressure Campaign To Stop Sex Ads

Backpage.com is suing the sheriff in Chicago over his successful campaign to urge credit card companies to cut ties with the classified ads company over accusations that its sex ads facilitate human trafficking.

Backpage filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday alleging that Cook County's Thomas Dart, sheriff of the second largest county in the country, was censoring the company and its customers’ right to free speech by pushing for Visa and Mastercard to end their relationships with Backpage....

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