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Supreme Court Justices Hear Arguments in Case Challenging Anti-Prostitution Pledge

April 23, 2013

"Supreme Court justices appeared divided on Monday as they considered a challenge to a law requiring non-profit organizations to adopt an anti-prostitution policy in order to obtain federal funding for HIV/AIDS programs abroad," Reuters reports (Hurley, 4/22). "The disputed provision is part of a 2003 law under which the United States" created the PEPFAR initiative, the Washington Post notes (Barnes, 4/22). "The case, which is expected to be decided by late June, presents a test of the First Amendment's right to free speech as well as what strings the government can attach to its money," USA Today

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