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September 28th, 2016

U.S. Senator McCaskill’s Newsletter 9/28/16

Last month I told you about our big win in the fight to protect kids from online sex trafficking.

Well if you can believe it, I've got even bigger news for you now.

After the CEO of Backpage — the market leader in commercial-sex advertising — failed to obey a legal subpoena from my bipartisan Senate investigation into online sex trafficking, the company fought our contempt charges all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. And this month, the Supreme Court sided with our investigation.

WATCH NOW: Speaking with KTVI about Backpage

Backpage should have been cooperating with us from the beginning, but instead the company has fought our efforts at every step. Backpage now has to hand over documents — and I'm looking forward to discovering what, if anything, it is doing to protect our kids from online sex trafficking.

Learn more about my bipartisan investigation in Backpage's business practices at www.mccaskill.senate.gov/violence.

All the best,

Claire

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