Jan 11 The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed
to consider whether the government violates the free speech
rights of groups that receive federal funding for overseas
HIV/AIDS programs by requiring them to have explicit policies
that oppose prostitution and sex trafficking.
A divided 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York had
in July 2011 struck down the requirement contained in the U.S.
Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act of
2003, saying it violated the First Amendment.
(Reporting by Jonathan Stempel; Editing by Kevin Drawbaugh and