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Topic - David Bowker
Like a deal with the devil, accepting money from the federal government comes with strings. Whether it be the National Collegiate Athletic Association or the National Endowment for the Arts or organizations in between, accepting taxpayer dollars necessarily means abiding by terms and conditions set by Congress.
The Supreme Court appeared divided Monday as it wrestled with the right of the U.S. government to ask for a pledge against prostitution and sex trafficking as a condition for HIV/AIDS organizations to get taxpayers' money.
David Bowker, representing George Soros' Alliance for Open Society International, argues that Congress courts trouble when it decides whether to fund an organization based on its viewpoint.
David Bowker, representing the Alliance for Open Society International and three other AIDS-fighting groups, said Congress is courting trouble when it decides whether to give money to an organization based on its viewpoint.