SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley and his counterparts in nearly every other state want Congress to amend a federal law to allow state prosecution of websites that advertise prostitution.
Jackley and attorneys general have written a letter asking Congress to amend the Communications Decency Act of 1996. The letter was signed by the top prosecutors in 47 states and two territories.
The Argus Leader reports that the law was designed to protect children from online pornography, but judges have interpreted some sections as providing some businesses immunity from state prosecution.
Jackley says the attorneys general are asking that the shield of immunity be taken away.
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