Judge dismisses Craigslist Prostitution Suit


A U.S. District judge has summarily dismissed a federal lawsuit alleging that Craigslist's adult ads facilitated prostitution and constituted a public nuisance.

Why is this important?  Craigslist is a great medium to buy and sell products and services, it's cheap (most of the times it's actually free), and simple to use. So this idiot Sheriff (Tom Dart) from Chicago wants to shut it down becuase the erotics services is being used to promote prostitution. Another law enforcement officer with a serious case of righteousness.

Matt Zimmerman of the Electronic Frontier Foundation praised the decision of the judge, saying it reinforces the principle that Internet sites aren't responsible for the behavior of their users.

Read the Judge's conclusion.