High Court Takes Up AIDS Funding Free Speech Challenge

Law360, New York (January 11, 2013, 6:36 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a dispute over a law banning federal anti-AIDS funding to organizations that don’t explicitly oppose prostitution or sex trafficking, opening up a decision on whether such a policy is barred by the First Amendment.

In a brief order, the high court granted the government’s petition for a writ of certiorari, filed in July after the Second Circuit upheld an injunction against the enforcement of a clause in the U.S. Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Act. Under...
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