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Craigslist Sues South Carolina Attorney General

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With daily updates on the Craigslist/South Carolina cat fight, it was all bound to come to a head sooner or later. The site today announced that it has filed a lawsuit suing Henry McMaster. Oh and don’t forget the restraining order.

In the latest blog post, Craigslist CEO, Jim Buckmaster points out that the only way to completely comply with South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster's request would be to remove the South Carolina Craigslist entirely.

Aside from a post on his website to say he would go ahead with the threatened criminal investigation and potential prosecution, AG McMaster had remained pretty quiet about the whole affair, even when Craigslist published a post demanding an apology.

Today Craigslist offers an update on AG McMaster’s plans to go ahead with a criminal investigation.

In case there had been any ambiguity as to his intentions, Mr McMaster made the following remarks on Sunday:

    “We opened an investigation at 5:01 on Friday, as promised. . . .  We are preparing for a prosecution.  We are investigating.  We are moving forward. . . . . The #1 defendant is Mr. Jim Buckmaster, who is the man in charge of craigslist.. . . .  craigslist is a big promoter and facilitator of prostitution.”

Craigslist is seeking declaratory relief and a restraining order with respect to the criminal charges McMaster threatened the site and its executives with. Check out Jim Buckmaster's full post here.

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    tenor77 , May 20, 2009 4:19 PM
    Good for Buckmaster. I don't think he'd win, but I'm glad to see he's fighting back against these asses that try to throw someone under the bus to serve their own politcal career.
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    tenor77 , May 20, 2009 4:19 PM
    Good for Buckmaster. I don't think he'd win, but I'm glad to see he's fighting back against these asses that try to throw someone under the bus to serve their own politcal career.
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    thegh0st , May 20, 2009 4:21 PM
    Good for Mr. Buckmaster!

    on a side note I haven't figured out - it seems approximately 85% of these news stories I click on are from Jane McEntegart, the rest from Kevin and Tuan I believe it is with 1% wild card others. are these stories assigned randomly? =) lol
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    seboj , May 20, 2009 4:25 PM
    AG McMaster is just pissed because he wanted the name Buckmaster.
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    JMcEntegart , May 20, 2009 4:36 PM
    thegh0stGood for Mr. Buckmaster!on a side note I haven't figured out - it seems approximately 85% of these news stories I click on are from Jane McEntegart, the rest from Kevin and Tuan I believe it is with 1% wild card others. are these stories assigned randomly? =) lol


    It only seems that way. Marcus and I write an equal number of stories each day. Kevin does roughly 3 a day. Tuan writes whatever he can when he can find time away from his duties Director of News Operations.

    If it seems like I write more it's because I am based in Ireland and so, everything I write is written in the middle of the night and goes up first, before anyone else has a chance to write anything.
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    bill gates is your daddy , May 20, 2009 5:00 PM
    sebojAG McMaster is just pissed because he wanted the name Buckmaster.


    That or when he replied to the Craigslist ad looking for a 14yr old Korean boy all he got was some 54yr old cougar from the local trailer park.
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    jsloan , May 20, 2009 5:20 PM
    first pirate bay, then craigslist, next google... sounds like Mr McMaster and company need to get laid... ;-)
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    FlayerSlayer , May 20, 2009 5:42 PM
    jsloanfirst pirate bay, then craigslist, next google... sounds like Mr McMaster and company need to get laid... ;-)
    Shame, they won't be able to look for help with that on Craigslist anymore.
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    foxyg , May 20, 2009 5:49 PM
    Need to borrow some guts from the guys at piratebay
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    jsloan , May 20, 2009 6:04 PM
    tenor77... I don't think he'd win ...


    for god sakes man, it's the south, anything is possible, including slavery, so a little sex should not cause anyone too much heartburn...

    oh, i forgot the south is full of religious nut jobs, hypocrites and inbreds, so expect Mr. Buckmaster of Craiglist to end up with a one way trip to the sunny isle of Cuba for an indifinite stay at Guantanamo.

    foxygNeed to borrow some guts from the guys at piratebay


    maybe, they should adapt the same repayment scheme. ;-)
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    thegh0st , May 20, 2009 6:40 PM
    jsloanso expect Mr. Buckmaster of Craiglist to end up with a one way trip to the sunny isle of Cuba for an indifinite stay at Guantanamo


    ...didn't our wonderful pres. close that place down?
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    tenor77 , May 20, 2009 6:44 PM
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    oh, i forgot the south is full of religious nut jobs, hypocrites and inbreds, so expect Mr. Buckmaster of Craiglist to end up with a one way trip to the sunny isle of Cuba for an indifinite stay at Guantanamo.


    Umm yeah, I'm sure there's some decent people in the state (probably in the urban areas) but it's gonna be hard to find a true jury of your peers there.
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    jsloan , May 20, 2009 7:01 PM
    tenor77Umm yeah, I'm sure there's some decent people in the state (probably in the urban areas) but it's gonna be hard to find a true jury of your peers there.


    with regards to your peers

    sure you'll find a bunch of good old boys there, our domestic verion of the Taliban, they even have a club, the KKK.
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    jsloan , May 20, 2009 7:04 PM
    thegh0st...didn't our wonderful pres. close that place down?


    nope, he found it useful after all. same old bushit, the only change, was only skin deep. ;-)
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    kittle , May 20, 2009 7:54 PM
    IMO, craiglist should make good on their idea and just take ALL SC listings down.
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    jsloan , May 20, 2009 8:17 PM
    kittleIMO, craiglist should make good on their idea and just take ALL SC listings down.


    while CL can remove certain sections, people can post it under another section. look at ebay and what happens there, you look up xbox and you get listing on how you can get one for free by signing up for a bunch of junk and then cancel your subscriptions or how you can get one in a raffle, ect. i think that is what they are worried about now, all the mispostings. will they be responsible for taking those too, if so then before each posting can be made life, someone will have to screen it, will a simple reading be enough, or will they have to contact the seller to ensure its real, ect. it can go nuts and quickly become very expensive.
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    fulle , May 20, 2009 9:01 PM
    Oops, I accidentally posted the AG's contact info:

    Mark Plowden
    803-734-3670
    mplowden@ag.state.sc.us

    I hope nobody leaves emails and voice messages about what a piece of shit he is.
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    fulle , May 20, 2009 9:05 PM
    *Hopefully, I got it right... From what I can tell Mark's the Communications Director for the Office of the Attorney General in SC... and this comment section needs an EDIT BUTTON already.
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    gorehound , May 20, 2009 9:20 PM
    i hope he wins a huge lawsuit.he deserves it and i am glad he is fighting them back.
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    m3kt3k , May 20, 2009 11:27 PM
    WOW your all so open minded you trash a whole state as inbreed white trash. I bet your moms are proud.
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    Anonymous , May 21, 2009 12:30 AM
    @m3kt3k: I briefly lived in SC, and if any state in the union is worthy of being called inbred and white trash, it's SC. Are you defending it because you live there, or have you never been and are assuming it can't be *that* bad? The minute you cross the SC border from GA or NC, it instantly looks like you've taken a time machine back 50 years...
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