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Justice Department Appeals Ruling Allowing Federal Funding for ACORN

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Revmitchell, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    The Justice Department has filed an appeal of a ruling last week that deemed the government's effort to block funding for ACORN unconstitutional.

    U.S. District Judge Nina Gershon issued a preliminary injunction against the government last week, saying Congress overstepped its bounds by voting in September to cut off federal funding for the beleaguered community organizing group.

    Gershon sided with ACORN's claims that Congress' decision punitively targeted an individual organization, but the Justice Department doesn't agree and seeks to overturn the ruling.

    The embattled community organization has been at the center of controversy for months -- first over allegations of voter fraud during the 2008 presidential election and again this year, when a series of undercover videos were released showing some of the group's employees offering advice on how to skirt tax laws and avoid detection by authorities while operating a brothel.

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    I said a long time ago that there was a snake in the wood pile for the Dems to be so agreeable to cut ACORN's funding when this fiasco first erupted.

    I had no idea what it would prove to be, but this just may be it.:mad::BangHead:
     
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