Justices wary of tying AIDS money to prostitution pledge

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court’s second day of arguments by phone was devoted to a new version of a case it decided seven years ago involving federal money to fight AIDS around the world. The justices on Tuesday appeared skeptical of the Trump administration’s appeal to force the foreign affiliates of U.S.-based health organizations to denounce prostitution as a condition of receiving taxpayer money. As they did Monday, the justices and two lawyers representing the administration and the organizations met by telephone, with live audio available to the public. The court scheduled the arguments by phone because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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