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Opinion Pieces, Editorials Address Supreme Court Ruling on Anti-Prostitution Pledge

June 21, 2013

"In a ruling [.pdf] backing robust free speech rights for recipients of government funds, the Supreme Court on Thursday struck down as unconstitutional the federal government's requirement that groups accepting U.S. aid declare their opposition to prostitution," according to Politico, which notes, "In a 6-2 decision, the justices found a 2003 law violated the First Amendment by demanding that groups receiving funding to fight HIV, AIDS and certain other diseases affirmatively reject prostitution" (Gerstein, 6/21). The following is a summary of opinion pieces and editorials addressing the ruling.

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