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Supreme Court strikes down anti-prostitution AIDS funding requirement: “It violates the First Amendment and cannot be sustained”

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 IN 6-2 DECISION: “The Policy Requirement goes beyond defining the limits of the federally funded program to defining the recipient” Public health experts said the requirement stifled an essential exchange of ideas. Congressional representatives said the requirement distorted the intention of the act that authorized the U.S. global AIDS response. Global health advocates and groups […]

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

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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 […]

As anti-prostitution pledge heads to Supreme Court, public health leaders file brief against it

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The case of the “anti-prostitution pledge” heading for the Supreme Court this month focuses on whether the requirement that groups funded by the President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief create policies “explicitly” condemning prostitution is compatible with the First Amendment. A brief filed Wednesday in the case asks also if the requirement is compatible with […]