Federal appeals court rules government cannot force health groups to take anti-prostitution pledge

March 14, 2016

"The appeals court upheld a lower court's injunction barring U.S. agencies from enforcing the requirement on the grounds that it violated [the groups'] free speech," Reuters reports. In dissenting, Judge Chester Straub called on the Supreme Court to hear the case to decide "possible unconstitutional conditions on government funding," the news agency writes (Katz, 7/6).

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