The Law Makes It Easier to Traffic Teens for Sex

A court makes a tragically correct decision.

Shielding bad guys.

Photographer: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images

Can a judicial decision be both tragic and correct? Yes, as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit showed yesterday when it upheld the dismissal of claims by underage girls who were victims of sex trafficking facilitated by the website Backpage.com.

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