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Meet The Woman Who Could Decriminalize Sex Work Lily Hiott-Millis Dec 4, 2017 Still Lives, But Homeland Security Raid Has Sex Workers Worried Elizabeth Nolan Brown|November 13, 2017 10:18 am

Adult entertainment industry abuzz after federal raid

ABC 11 I-Team By Jonah Kaplan Thursday, November 09, 2017 11:19PM

Franklin County company raided by feds may be connected to escort website By Amy Cutler Published: November 9, 2017, 11:17 pm Updated: November 10, 2017, 10:20 am

Will a federal court strike down California’s anti-prostitution law? By Dana Littlefield Oct 29, 2017

Why laws against prostitution are unconstitutional By Erwin Chemerinsky
Special to The Bee October 26, 2017 12:00 PM

I’m a Sex Worker Asking the 9th Circuit Court to Decriminalize Prostitution Elle Lynn Stanger Oct 23, 2017

After Hollywood leaves Weinstein stain on America, a Calif court clears pathway to legalize prostitution October 22, 2017 | Tom Tillison

The myth of the happy hooker By THE WASHINGTON TIMES – – Sunday, October 22, 2017

A San Francisco court case could shift the legal status of sex work Sophie Linden, Alternet10.21.2017•4:29 PM This article originally appeared on AlterNet.

9th Circuit hears challenge to California laws criminalizing sex work By John Riley on October 20, 2017 (AT)JohnAndresRiley

Appeals court in SF allows challenge to state law banning prostitution Chronicle Bob Egelko Oct 20, 2017

Federal Court Ponders Constitutionality of Prostitution Ban Elizabeth Nolan Brown|Oct. 20, 2017 1:22 pm

Prostitution could be legalised in California after case is allowed to go forward Emily Shugerman, Jeremy B White New York Friday 20 October 2017

Challenge to California’s prostitution ban may proceed, judges rule Foxnews Oct. 19, 2017

Sex Workers’ Group Challenges California Prostitution Law By Bay City News Oct. 19, 2017

Sex Workers’ Advocate Asks Federal Court in S.F. to Strike Down Law Against Prostitution CBS October 19, 2017 8:16 PM

Sex Workers’ Advocacy Group Asks Court To Strike Down Law Criminalizing Prostitution Bay City News Service 7:45 pm, Thursday, October 19, 2017

Appeals court considers challenge to prostitution laws Oct. 19, 2017

Ninth Circuit Panel May Give New Life to Prostitution Lawsuit October 19, 2017 3:43 PM Legal By Mark Kernes

Sirkin to Argue ESPLER’s Appeal Seeking to Lift Prostitution Statute Rhett Pardon October 10, 2017

Argument Date Set for Appeal in Prostitution Legalization Case August 09, 2017 11:03 AM Legal By Mark Kernes

Kamala Harris’ Whorephobia Is Sadly No Surprise Melissa Petro July 26, 2017

The Rights of Sex Workers: Where is the Movement to Legalize Prostitution by Ezra Kronfeld July 24, 2017

Backpage’s halt of adult classifieds will endanger sex workers, advocates warn Sam Levin Tuesday 10 January 2017 17.01 EST The Guardian


Lawsuit Seeks to Decriminalize Prostitution in California; Anti-Porn Group Warns of Sex Trafficking LinkBy Michael Gryboski , Christian Post Reporter
Dec 9, 2016

NCOSE Law Center Weighs in on California Case that Could Fully Decriminalize Prostitution The National Center on Sexual Exploitation Dec. 8,2016

Fight to End the Criminalization of Sex Workers Continues in California by Feminist Newswire on Oct 27, 2016

ACLU Joins Historic Case Against Anti-Prostitution LawsBy Alison Bass 10/14/2016 The Huffington Post

\How shutting down Backpage, ‘the world’s top online brothel,’ could hurt sex workers By Max Ehrenfreund October 7, 2016 The Washington Post

How Well Is Law Enforcement Able to Address Sex Trafficking? By Sukey Lewis July 28, 2016 KQED

ESPLER Project Appeals Decision, Seeks Donations By Rhett Pardon May 24, 2016 XBIZ

No constitutional right to engage in prostitution By Eugene Volokh April 4 Washington Post

Judge Says ‘No’ to Legalizing Prostitution in California by Adelle Nazarian2 Apr 2016 Breitbart News

U.S. Judge Tosses Challenge to Calif. Anti-Prostitution Law By Rhett Pardon Apr 1, 2016 8:35 AM PDT XBIZ

Judge upholds prostitution ban in case brought by former Sonoma County sex worker CHRISTI WARREN THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | April 1, 2016

Judge says ‘no’ to seeking legalized prostitution in California By Bob Egelko | on March 31, 2016 SFGATE

Is 2016 the year prostitution goes mainstream in California?By Raheem F. Hosseini News and published on 02.18.16.

Increased Sex Trafficking and the Super Bowl: Very Likely a Myth By Carrie Weisman AlterNet February 6, 2016

Sexwork 2016 Policy Agenda For Legislators PR Newswire January 27, 2016 Yahoo Finance

Marriage ruling cited in brief to overturn prostitution law January 22, 2016 at 11:44 am EST | by Lou Chibbaro Jr.

Plaintiffs Lawyers In E​SPLER Project v Gascon File Supplemental Brief in U.S. District Court on Friday 1/20/2016 Coalition Radio

Move to overturn prostitution laws advances, for now 48Hills By Tim Redmond –
January 19, 2016

LGBT Groups Cautious Cautious Over Decriminalizing Sex Work January 13, 2016 at 2:05 pm EST | by Lou Chibbaro Jr.

Bella Robinson Executive Director – COYOTE RI ​Maxine Doogan President Erotic Service Providers Legal, ​Educational & Research Project The Coalition Radio Dec. 12, 2015

James Deen, Sex Workers, & Rape by Dr. Marty Klein on December 7, 2015·Sex & Politics, Sexual Intelligence Blog

Guest Columnist: Domina Elle November 9, 2015 by Maggie McNeill

California Assemblyman: ‘We Have to Distinguish Between’ Prostitution and Sex Trafficking to Help Victims Elizabeth Nolan Brown|Oct. 21, 2015 2:50 pm

Some Suggest Legalizing Prostitution Would Put an End to Sex Trafficking Fox40 POSTED 6:53 PM, OCTOBER 20, 2015, BY BEN DECI

Will Decriminalization of Sex Work Become the Next Anti-Regulation Battle? Kate Taylor Entrepreneur October 08, 2015

Forum Decriminalize Sex Trade, Says Amnesty International KQED Forum Mon, Sep 28, 2015 — 10:00 AM

Our right to sexual privacy ESPLERP legal challenge – Jerald L Mosley Sept. 12 2015

The Stream – Should buying and selling sex be a crime? Al Jazeera English Sept. 8, 2015

Should sex work be legal? BY P. J. Tobia September 3, 2015 PBS News Hour

Beyond Amnesty: The Battle Over Sex Work Decriminalization August 12, 2015 by Mike Ludwig/Truthout

Amnesty’s proposal to decriminalize prostitution draws ire from Hollywood, anti-human trafficking groups July 31,2015 by AirTalk

‘Erotic Service Providers Union’ Launches Petition Drive… Against MSNBC?! By Ken Shepherd | July 27, 2015 | 5:56 PM EDT

Reason TV July 23, 2015

Interview with ESPLERP Founder and Activist Maxine Doogan By Sol FinerJuly 2, 2015

KABC Los Angeles The Drive Interview with Bacchus Home June 24, 2015

A New Movement to Legalize Prostitution Faces a Fight With Kamala Harris By Dennis Romero LA Weekly May 14, 2015

Inside the groundbreaking bill that could decriminalize sex work in California By Corey Burke Apr 21, 2015

ESPLERP Attorney’s in the News WCPO Channel 9 Cincinnati April 15, 2015
Will prostitution become legal in California? April 15, 2015

A Lawsuit Pushes To Make Prostitution Legal In California Nevada Public Radio April 1, 2015 Featuring Interview with Veronica Monet

KPFA UPFront with Brian Edward Tiekert Interviews Maxine Doogan and Attorney Gill Sperlein March 23, 2015

Will California Legalize Prostitution Next? Inside the Crowd-Sourced Fundraising Daily Beast March 20, 2015

Challenge to California Prostitution Law Banned by Crowdfunding Site GoFundMe Elizabeth Nolan Brown March 9, 2015 4:45 pm

GoFundMe cancels sex workers’ legal fundraising efforts
By EJ Dickson March 7, 2015

Women Sue to Make Prostitution Legal in California Casey Dolan March 6, 2015

KGO By Carolyn Tyler March 5, 2015

‘Erotic Service Providers’ Sue To Legalize Prostitution, Overturn 1961 Ban KCBS Doug Sovern March 4, 2015

A New Lawsuit Aims to Decriminalize Prostitution in California By Tara Burns March 4, 2015

Lawsuit seeks to throw out laws against sex work 48Hills By Tim Redmon MARCH 4, 2015

Sex workers launch a bold strategy to overturn prostitution laws – in the courts 48Hills By Marke B. -January 28, 2014