South Carolina Attorney General Agrees to Temporary Restraining Order in Craigslist Suit

Today, a federal district court in South Carolina issued a consent order temporarily restraining South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster from "initiating or pursuing any prosecution against craigslist or its officers and employees in relation to content posted by third parties on craigslist's website." The order specifies that it is issued "by agreement of the parties." It will remain in place until the court rules on the merits of craigslist's claims. Craigslist sued McMaster on Wednesday, claiming that his threats to prosecute the company and its executives over user-submitted content violate its statutory and constitutional rights.


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