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Agency for International Development v. Alliance for Open Society International, Inc.
United States Supreme Court
570 U.S. 205, 133 S.Ct. 2321 (2013)
In 2003, Congress passed the United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act (Leadership Act), which authorized the appropriation of billions of dollars in funding for non-governmental organizations. To receive funding under the Leadership Act, the organizations were required to have an express policy in opposition to prostitution and sex trafficking. The Alliance for Open Society International, Inc. and Pathfinder International (plaintiffs) sought a declaratory judgment that the policy violated their First Amendment rights, as well as a preliminary injunction preventing the United States Agency for International Development (defendant) from terminating the plaintiffs’ funding under the Leadership Act. The district court granted the preliminary injunction, and the defendants appealed. The court of appeals affirmed. The United States Supreme Court granted certiorari.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Roberts, C.J.)
Dissent (Scalia, J.)
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