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Mon Jun 29, 2020, 10:26 AM

Supreme Court says fight against HIV/AIDS overseas can include policy denouncing prostitution

Source: USA Today

WASHINGTON The Supreme Court ruled Monday that the fight against HIV/AIDS overseas can include a policy that foreign groups receiving federal funds pledge to oppose prostitution and sex trafficking.

Following on their 2013 decision that U.S. organizations cannot be subject to that requirement, the justices said foreign affiliates of those organizations lack the same free speech rights. Both U.S. and foreign groups work with prostitutes to stop the spread and improve the treatment of HIV/AIDS.

Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh wrote the 5-3 opinion and was joined by the court's other conservatives. Three liberal justices dissented. Associate Justice Elena Kagan was recused from the case.

The United States has invested $80 billion over 17 years in the international fight against HIV/AIDS begun by President George W. Bush and continued in the Obama and Trump administrations. The money has paid dividends, bringing AIDS treatment to more than 15 million people in sub-Saharan Africa.

Read more: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/06/29/supreme-court-hiv-aids-fight-overseas-can-include-prostitution-pledge/3251088001/

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brooklynite Monday OP
mahatmakanejeeves Monday #1
bucolic_frolic Monday #2
Warpy Monday #3
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Mon Jun 29, 2020, 10:28 AM

1. Agency for Int'l Development v. Alliance for Open Society

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Mon Jun 29, 2020, 12:09 PM

2. Seriously

I'm not saying we shouldn't push morality where we can, and we certainly should outlaw trafficking, but a ruling to outlaw one of the world's most enduring institutions, and in foreign countries. Do we have a lot of enforcement power outside our own borders?

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 01:23 PM

3. You don't get anywhere by attacking women.

Prostitution will exist as long as men are empowered to treat women like cattle.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 01:30 PM

4. "...Justice Elena Kagan was recused"

Why?

Not the first time she has done this. Not saying she is wrong, but why?

Scalia and Thomas had and have huge, HUGE, and personal conflicts of interest and NEVER recused.

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