Supreme Court agrees to hear case challenging federal anti-prostitution pledge

Published on January 16, 2013 at 1:08 AM · No Comments

"The Supreme Court agreed [on Friday] to consider whether the government can require groups that receive federal funding for overseas HIV/AIDS programs to have explicit policies that oppose prostitution and sex trafficking," Reuters reports. The case "involves the government's effort to overturn a July 2011 lower court decision voiding the policy requirement set forth in the U.S. Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act of 2003," the news agency writes (Stempel, 1/11). "[T]he groups that do the work said the requirement would undermine their anti-AIDS efforts and is an intrusion on their free-speech rights," the Washington Post states, adding the government argued the law "is meant to ensure that its non-governmental partners comply with a 'strategy that seeks not only to treat HIV/AIDS but to reduce the behavioral risks that foster its spread'" (Barnes, 1/11).

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