Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Appeals Court Reverses Lower Court, Upholds ACORN Funding Ban

Yes, the ban on government funding for ACORN was reversed today:

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has issued a stay on the December 2009 injunction by Clinton-appointed Judge Nina Gershon that declared the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now (ACORN) funding ban was unconstitutional.

The result of the stay is that the Congressional funding ban will go back into effect, and ACORN will not receive taxpayer dollars while the court reviews the case.

“I applaud the Court of Appeals for immediately addressing the effects of Judge Gershon’s attempt to legislate from the bench,” said Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif), top Republican on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. “Today’s action immediately restores the congressionally mandated ban on funding ACORN and its affiliates as a result of their criminal conduct and wasting of taxpayer dollars. Congress does have the constitutional right to deny an organization the benefit of taxpayer dollars.”

“With today’s action by the Appeals Court, the Obama Administration must take immediate steps to re-implement the funding ban for ACORN that Congress put in to law,” Issa added. “In recent months, ACORN has undergone a rebranding campaign to disguise itself and its affiliates. As a result, the White House and all federal agencies must be extremely vigilant to ensure that rebranded organizations who have continued to make deals and maintain connections to ACORN don’t receive taxpayer dollars.”

Interesting how this works when ACORN can't go judge shopping.

At any rate, the American taxpayer is no longer funding mortgage fraud and child least for awhile.

Note Rep. Issa's remarks on how ACORN has split into components and is changing its name while still maintaining ties to the original organization. The octopus is going to have to be chased down.But this is still an encouraging beginning.

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