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Trump signs bill to shut down websites that facilitate prostitution

Enlarge / President Donald Trump, before signing the "Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act" at the White House. (credit: Getty Images | Chris Kleponis) President Donald Trump today signed the controversial FOSTA/SESTA bill into law, paving … Continue reading

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Chevarie-Cossette on Prostitution & Discretionary Authority to Refuse Sex

Simon-Pierre Chevarie-Cossette (University of Oxford, Students) has posted Prostitution: You Can't Have Your Cake and Sell It (Journal of Practical Ethics, Volume 5 Number 2. December 2017) on SSRN.  Here is the abstract: I offer an unorthodox argument for the thesis that … Continue reading

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Unimpeachable: 7th Circuit Finds Evidence That Sauna Was Used As Place Of Prostitution Inadmissible Under Rape Shield Rule

Like all states, Wisconsin has a rape shield rule. Under Wisconsin's rule, WIS. STAT. Section 972.11(2)(b), in civil and criminal cases involving alleged sex crimes, any evidence concerning the complaining witness's prior sexual conduct or opinions of the witness's prior… … Continue reading

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Berlusconi trial on prostitution and abuse of power charges adjourns 10 minutes after opening

[JURIST] The trial for Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi [official website, in Italian; JURIST news archive] on charges that he paid an underage prostitute for her services was adjourned Wednesday only 10 minutes after opening in Milan. Berlusconi and Moroccan-born … Continue reading

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Italy PM Berlusconi to stand trial on abuse of power, underage prostitution charges

[JURIST] An Italian judge on Tuesday ordered billionaire media mogul and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] to stand trial on charges of paying for sex with a minor and abuse of power. Berlusconi allegedly paid … Continue reading

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