Tag Archives: Elena Kagan

Guns, apartheid, recycling . . . all part of oral arguments as Supreme Court takes on “anti-prostitution pledge”

By on .

What if the government was awarding a contract to fight malaria in a developing country, and an organization bidding for the work had all the technical expertise the work called for, but also a history of criticizing the government? Should that keep the organization from getting the contract? Could one of the strings attached to […]

Does the anti-prostitution pledge violate the first amendment? Supreme Court to decide

By on .

Sometime this spring, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether requiring organizations getting federal AIDS-fighting money to explicitly condemn prostitution is constitutional. For practical purposes the court’s decision will settle a question that has been answered two different ways by now, in the long and confusing trail that began when the requirement was added […]