Backpage.com v. Dart,  7th Circuit Court of Appeals

Court Brief

Backpage.com v. Dart, 7th Circuit Court of Appeals

Brief Amici Curiae for Reason Foundation, Cato Institute and DKT Liberty Project in support of plaintiff-appellant and reversal.

Constitutional governance in law enforcement, protected by the courts is an essential part of ensuring that what businesses operate in this country are the result of a free market, not the preferences of government officials who happen to occupy an office at some point in time. It also contributes to effective and efficient law enforcement. Without the intervention of the courts to restore reasonable constitutional order by lifting the informal prior restraint against Backpage, individual rights get trampled, as with both Dart’s operation and Operation Choke Point.