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A U.S. federal judge has ruled that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) overstepped its authority by requiring that AIDS education materials funded with federal money avoid anything that could be considered offensive.
U.S. District Judge Shirley Wohl Kram also declared on May 11, 1992, that the CDC's rule was unconstitutionally vague. The attorney for several AIDS groups hailed the decision. The groups and New York state had sued the federal government over the rule.
"Federally funded AIDS education will be much more effective in reaching the audience it needs to reach," said David Cole of the Center for Constitutional Rights. …