Stephen is a staff writer and columnist at Phoenix New Times.
11 months ago | Media
In a bombshell development on the eve of a January 10 U.S. Senate hearing, the Dallas-based online classified site Backpage.com has shuttered its controversial adult listings section. "The government has unconstitutionally censored this content," ...
California Judge Issues Tentative Ruling, Throws Out Criminal Charges Against CEO and Former Owners of Backpage.com1 year ago | Media
In an apparent rebuke of California Attorney General and U.S. Senator-elect Kamala Harris, a Sacramento judge has decided in favor of the current CEO and two former owners of online classified site Backpage.com, granting a tentative ruling dismiss...
6 years ago | Longform
Today in America, one in four Latino voters knows someone in deportation proceedings. The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court don't care. What else can be concluded from their questions and comments during oral arguments over Senate Bill 1070, Ariz...
Operation Streamline costs taxpayers millions, tramples on the Constitution, treats immigrants like cattle and doesn't work. So why are the feds so committed to it?7 years ago | Longform
In the Mexican border town of Nogales, Sonora, where buses drop off the newly deported every few hours from the American side, almost everyone seems to have been through Operation Streamline, a U.S. Border Patrol program that aims to hit all migra...