We Urge D.C. Circuit Court to Support Senate Action Against Backpage

December 2016

Legal Momentum and its national stakeholders, represented by David Boies of Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, filed an amicus brief urging the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to decide in favor of the U.S. Senate in its action to require the website Backpage.com's parent company to comply with a Senate subpoena. The Senate is requesting information about Backpage.com as part of an investigation into its business practices. Last spring, the Senate held Backpage.com’s CEO, Carl Ferrer, in contempt of Congress for failing to appear at a Senate investigative hearing.