Supreme Court

SCOTUS: Federal Government Can't Infringe on Anti-HIV Groups' Speech



The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the federal government may not force groups that receive funding for overseas anti-HIV/AIDS programs to adopt its views against prostitution and sex trafficking.

The justices ruled 6 to 2 that a requirement in a multibillion-dollar anti-AIDS program that withholds funds from organizations that do not have a policy "explicitly opposing prostitution and sex trafficking" violates an organization's free-speech rights.