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Constitutional Law II Government Speech
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Fall 2006 Con Law II 2 Government Speech Government may speak It may promote its own (representative) views  through official channels via third parties Examples Foreign aid School curricula Family planning policies It may not stifle contrary speech But, when government speaks, it does not need to  give a right to reply
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Fall 2006 Con Law II 3 Government Speech Using taxpayer funds to speak General purpose elected bodies (legislatures) Accountable to the electorate for positions taken Special purpose bodies Gov’t speaking through 3 rd  parties Speaking directly (e.g., legislation) Outsourcing of speech functions Subsidizing private 3d-party speech
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Fall 2006 Con Law II 4 Rust v. Sullivan   (1991) HHS regs prohibit use of federal funds to  engage in abortion-related activities/speech Recipients can’t give abortion advice/referrals Holding (Rehnquist): Gov’t speech favoring one viewpoint isn’t an  anti-speech restriction Gov’t can express its opinion through 3 d  parties In doing so, gov’t is not required to fund 3d parties’  own viewpoints 3d parties are speaking for the gov’t, not themselves Any attempt to curtail 3d parties’ speech outside of funding  program would be subject to typical anti-speech scrutiny
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Fall 2006 Con Law II 5 Rust v. Sullivan   (1991) Another way to look at funding restrictions Medical providers taking Title X funds must  agree as condition to suppress own speech
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Con Law II 6 Unconstitutional Conditions Discretionary government benefit No const’l right to Title X funding UC doesn’t apply if there’s a const’l right to benefit Conditioned on relinquishing a const’l right Can’t provide own viewpoint on family planning Any difference between providing abortion advice as  part of, or apart from, Title X program? Substantial relationship (nexus) test
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