The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that it will not hear an appeal from a Canadian escort website over an earlier ruling that the site violated the U.N. convention against the trafficking of persons and property.
The Supreme Court decision, released in a 6-3 decision, means that the ruling on the question of whether escort sites like escort.com violate the convention will not be heard by the court.
The ruling, which also said the U and Canadian governments must come up with a resolution that protects the rights of the people in the escort service industry, was a victory for the U-S.
and Canada, which had been fighting for the right to be able to operate their own escort services, and also for the United States, which has long been an important source of foreign exchange for Canada.
The U.K.-based website escort.co.uk had already argued in January that the U, Canada and New Zealand have violated the convention, and that they should not be able operate their sites in the U