Ill. Sheriff Asks High Court To Review Sex Ad Case

By Diana Novak Jones (May 10, 2016, 5:50 PM EDT) -- The sheriff of Cook County, Illinois, has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on his battle against Backpage.com LLC, arguing that the First Amendment protects his right to ask credit card companies to cut ties with the classified site over their sex ads.

In a petition for a writ of certiorari in the nation's highest court filed April 28, Sheriff Tom Dart said the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals impinged on his right to free speech while protecting Backpage's when it slapped Dart with an injunction barring the politician from communicating with credit card companies and other financial institutions...

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