NJ Law Targeting Human Trafficking Blocked In Fed. Court
By Linda Chiem
Law360, New York (August 19, 2013, 3:19 PM ET) -- A New Jersey federal judge issued a preliminary injunction Friday blocking a newly enacted state human trafficking prevention law, saying it potentially criminalizes speech protected by the First Amendment and unduly exposes online service providers to legal liability for user-posted content.
U.S. District Judge Dennis M. Cavanaugh blocked enforcement of a provision of New Jersey’s newly enacted Human Trafficking Prevention, Protection and Treatment Act — which makes it a first-degree crime to knowingly publish, disseminate or display advertisements for the commercial sexual abuse of minors —...