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Posted on 12/11/2009 4:46:19 PM PST by Sub-Driver
Judge stops ACORN funding ban By Eric Zimmermann - 12/11/09 06:21 PM ET
A federal judge today issued an injunction preventing the implementation of a congressional ban on funding for ACORN.
Judge Nina Gershon concluded that the ban amounted to a "bill of attainder" that unfairly singled out ACORN.
"[The plaintiffs] have been singled out by Congress for punishment that directly and immediately affects their ability to continue to obtain federal funding, in the absence of any judicial, or even administrative, process of adjudicating guilt," Gershon wrote in her decision.
Gershon said ACORN had demonstrated "irreperable harm" from the ban, while "the potential harm to the government, in granting the injunction, is less."
The decision noted that the ban had already prevented ACORN from receiving payment from contracts awarded before the ban took effect.
"The public will not suffer harm by allowing the plaintiffs to continue work on contracts duly awarded by federal agencies, which was stopped solely by reason of [the ban]," Gershon wrote.
In defending the ban, the Obama administration argued it interpreted the bill narrowly enough to allow payment of existing contracts. But Gershon found the legislation too broad.
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, issued a statement criticizing Gershon's decision and noting that she was appointed by Bill Clinton.
"This left-wing activist Judge is setting a dangerous precedent that left-wing political organizations plagued by criminal accusations have a constitutional entitlement to taxpayer dollars," Issa said. "The Obama Administration should immediately move to appeal this injunction.
Entitlements are now a Constitutional Right.
How in the world can a federal judge override Congress?
Where does this commie pig get her authority to say how tax dollars are to be used? This biatch is out of line. She’s only a judge. Someone needs to remind her of that.
Red Diaper Judges.
ACRIME voter fraud is too big an asset to the DNC.
Pray for America and Our Troops
It appears that we have every indication Nina Gershon is a f***ing idiot.
As 2nd amendment rights are dissolved.
No, Eric Holder should be.
Just an example of the communists growing in America. Any doubt? Huge group of corrupt judges, we are rapidly being boxed in. Wait until the Supreme Court gets in action.
We shall see.
Where in the Constitution is that??
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So now we have the Judicial beach of government usurping Congress’s authority by one judge’s decision while the executive branch usurps Congress’s authority by the EPA arbitrarily ruling green house gasses are a threat. It’s more proof the socialists are attempting to snuff out the branch of government through which the people have the most influence. All the more reason to fight the socialist takeover!!!
A liberal judge. I am so shocked.
Wait til obama gets to appoint two more justices. Yikes!
beach=branch in post #14
She reigns from Chicago. Obama and Rahmie put a phone call in.
Waitaminnit, if Bummer is on board this ban (it looks like he is) then he simply has to implement it from the executive side. Un-name ACORN from all contracts.
Obama will some how stop this from going to SCOTUS.