Craigslist Sues South Carolina Attorney General

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
    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
    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
    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
    AG McMaster is just pissed because he wanted the name Buckmaster.
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