Skip to comments.Supreme Court Rules That Foreign Soros-Backed Operatives Do Not Have First Amendment Rights
Posted on 06/30/2020 8:57:38 AM PDT by Red Badger
The ruling was against the Soros-backed Alliance for Open Society International.
The Supreme Court issued a ruling on Monday making it clear that a major front of progressive billionaire oligarch George Soros does not have 1st Amendment rights under the U.S. Constitution.
In the case of Agency for International Development v. Alliance for Open Society International, Justices Brett Kavanaugh, Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Samuel Alito, and John Roberts ruled against 1st Amendment right for the Soros front. Justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg dissented against the majority while Justice Elena Kagan did not take part in the case.
The Alliance for Open Society International hoped to soak up federal funds earmarked to stop HIV/AIDS throughout the world. However, they hit a snag due to an act of Congress banning any group that supports prostitution from taking these funds. The pro-hooker leftist group attempted to sue to get around that act of Congress, but were rebuked by the conservative majority. Kavanaugh wrote the majority opinion for the case.
We appreciate that plaintiffs would prefer to affiliate with foreign organizations that do not oppose prostitution, Kavanaugh wrote. But Congress required foreign organizations to oppose prostitution in return for American funding. And plaintiffs cannot export their own First Amendment rights to shield foreign organizations from Congresss funding conditions.
Those foreign organizations are legally separate from the American organizations. And because foreign organizations operating abroad do not possess constitutional rights, those foreign organizations do not have a First Amendment right to disregard the Policy Requirement, he continued.
In sum, plaintiffs foreign affiliates are foreign organizations, and foreign organizations operating abroad possess no rights under the U. S. Constitution, Kavanaugh concluded.
Justice Thomas wrote a concurrence to Kavanaughs opinion in favor of the ruling as well. He went even further than Kavanaugh in supporting Congress prohibition on issuing HIV relief funds to organizations that support prostitution.
The Policy Requirement does not violate the First Amendment, regardless of whether it is applied to respondents, respondents legally distinct foreign affiliates, or any other organization, foreign or domestic, Thomas wrote.
The Soros network is unhappy about the ruling and the fact that they will be denied the federal funds because of their international support for the flesh trade.
The Supreme Court upheld the U.S. governments quest to impose its harmful ideological agenda on U.S. organizations and restrict their right to free speech, said Patrick Gaspard, president of the Open Society Foundations.
The Anti-Prostitution Pledge compromises the fight against HIV by impeding and stigmatizing efforts to deliver health services. Condemnation of marginalized groups is not a public health strategy, Gaspard added.
Regardless of their whining, the decision is final. The ruling could have the cascading effect of denying foreign Soros-backed operations any constitutional protections in terms of their alleged support for terror groups such as Black Lives Matter and ANTIFA as well.
Blind squirrel and acorn. Nothing more.
Does this have broader implications? Is there now a legal path towards forcing Soros to STFU?
support prostitution (partially causing the problem)
request $$$ from Uncle Stupid to stop AIDS ("solve" the problem you help perpetuate)
Roberts is bad, but Breyer, Sotomayor and Ginsburg are pure leftist political automatons. I dont even think they are human, but rather robots programmed with an algorithm created by moveon.org
I’ve posted many times about the left using our money, using our tax money, and our laws to cause us to pay for our own demise. In this article we see that truth.
Non citizens not covered by the Constitution. Good. Can we now strip foreign invaders of their unearned hand-outs?
Nothing is as it seems anymore when it comes to leftist mobs... they are almost all funded by Soros and others to destroy our way of life.
Why didnt Kagan participate in the decision?
Do you enjoy watching Roberts do verbal gymnastics?
There is no way in hell that our money should be subsidizing prostitution, and that is far, far from some type of moral preening.
Prostitution and porn are horrifically exploitive of women and children. You would be astounded at how many porn actresses are not operating under their own free will.
Children, boys and girls are in high demand.
To support porn or prostitution (they are inexorably linked) is to fund trafficking. None of it is just clean fun.
“...That’s some business model...”
Clever America-hating communists gaming the system, stealing our tax dollars. So what is new, right??
Probably didn’t hear the arguments. She was ill IIRC..................
Dont know exactly, but having been US Solicitor General, shes had to recuse herself from many cases that she handled at some point in the past.
I guess Schumer’s blackmail call to Roberts didn’t get through in time.
It means nothing!
All the Soros group has to do is change the name of this particular group and they are back in business.
What a wast of time!
Smoke and mirrors, we have been tagged along for years now dating back to bill Clinton, nothing gets done all we here is bombshell after bombshell of duds
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