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Constitutional Law Keyed to Feldman
Agency for International Development v. Alliance for Open Society International, Inc.
Citation:570 U.S. 205 (2013)
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Congress passed the United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS Act to reduce HIV/AIDS behavioral risks to prevent those diseases. Congress passed the Act based upon its findings that the sex industry, the trafficking of individuals into such industry, and sexual violence were the factors in the spread of those diseases. Since Congress passed the Act, it authorized the appropriation of billions of dollars for funding various organizations’ fight against HIV/AIDS around the world. However, Congress did not make the funds available if used to promote or advocate the legalization or practice of prostitution or sex trafficking. Moreover, organizations must have a policy explicitly opposing prostitution and sex trafficking to be eligible. The Act was challenged.
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