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Judge stops ACORN funding ban
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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.”


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: acorn; barackhusseinobama; bhojudges; december; federalspending; fundingtheleft; obama; pelosi; ruling
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she should be impeached..........
1 posted on 12/11/2009 4:46:19 PM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Entitlements are now a Constitutional Right.


2 posted on 12/11/2009 4:48:03 PM PST by Always Right
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To: Sub-Driver

How in the world can a federal judge override Congress?


3 posted on 12/11/2009 4:48:05 PM PST by avacado
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


4 posted on 12/11/2009 4:48:31 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Proud to be an American-American.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Red Diaper Judges.


5 posted on 12/11/2009 4:48:33 PM PST by xcamel (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: Sub-Driver

ACRIME voter fraud is too big an asset to the DNC.

Pray for America and Our Troops


6 posted on 12/11/2009 4:49:05 PM PST by bray (Palin can see the White House from her Porch)
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To: Sub-Driver

It appears that we have every indication Nina Gershon is a f***ing idiot.


7 posted on 12/11/2009 4:49:45 PM PST by Petronski (In Germany they came first for the Communists, And I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist...)
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To: Always Right
Entitlements are now a Constitutional Right.

As 2nd amendment rights are dissolved.

8 posted on 12/11/2009 4:49:49 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Sub-Driver

No, Eric Holder should be.


9 posted on 12/11/2009 4:50:28 PM PST by Michael.SF. (At least Hitler got the Olympics for Germany)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


10 posted on 12/11/2009 4:50:57 PM PST by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Gershon said ACORN had demonstrated "irreperable harm" from the ban, while "the potential harm to the government, in granting the injunction, is less."

We shall see.

11 posted on 12/11/2009 4:50:59 PM PST by whodathunkit
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To: Sub-Driver

Where in the Constitution is that??


12 posted on 12/11/2009 4:51:39 PM PST by GeronL (Join the Palin Putsch!!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer; altair; stephenjohnbanker; little jeremiah; ~Kim4VRWC's~; voteNRA; Admiral_Zeon; ...
ACORN Ping

FReep mail me if you want on/off the list.

13 posted on 12/11/2009 4:52:04 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Sub-Driver

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!!!


14 posted on 12/11/2009 4:52:47 PM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: Sub-Driver

A liberal judge. I am so shocked.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nina_Gershon


15 posted on 12/11/2009 4:53:16 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Logical me
Wait until the Supreme Court gets in action.

Wait til obama gets to appoint two more justices. Yikes!

16 posted on 12/11/2009 4:53:31 PM PST by Salvey
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To: Sub-Driver

beach=branch in post #14


17 posted on 12/11/2009 4:53:49 PM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: Sub-Driver

She reigns from Chicago. Obama and Rahmie put a phone call in.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nina_Gershon


18 posted on 12/11/2009 4:54:14 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


19 posted on 12/11/2009 4:55:11 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America.)
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To: Logical me

Obama will some how stop this from going to SCOTUS.


20 posted on 12/11/2009 4:55:41 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Logical me

I gotta ask:

Is this judge corrupt? Do we know anything about this judge?


21 posted on 12/11/2009 4:56:04 PM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: Sub-Driver
ACORN,Acorn,Politics,satire,obama
22 posted on 12/11/2009 4:57:37 PM PST by Flag_This (ACORN delenda est)
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To: paulycy

In 1999, Gershon ruled that New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani could not cut the Brooklyn Museum of Art’s funding after it mounted an exhibit entitled “Sensation”. Giuliani described the works in the exhibit as “sick” and “disgusting.” [5]


23 posted on 12/11/2009 4:58:07 PM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: Sub-Driver

My time of life...work/taxes...is deemed mandatory to contribute to an(other) anti-individual collective?

When, in the course of human events,...

Judge and expect to be judged, judge.


24 posted on 12/11/2009 4:58:09 PM PST by PGalt
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To: HiTech RedNeck

LOL yeah right he placed the phone calls to have this judge from Chicago hear this case. Like he is going to cut off funding to his only way to steal another election.

Remember this radical thug man filed lawsuits to ensure HIS was the only name on the ballot when he first started poltics.


25 posted on 12/11/2009 4:58:18 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: paulycy

See post # 18


26 posted on 12/11/2009 4:59:13 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Sub-Driver

At some point other options will come into play.


27 posted on 12/11/2009 5:00:12 PM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Keep sending in those tax dollars like good little boys and girls. ACORN depends on them ya know.


28 posted on 12/11/2009 5:04:20 PM PST by mojitojoe (“Medicine is the keystone of the arch of socialism.” - Vladimir Lenin)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

If such calls can actually be tracked down this would be explosive. He can’t treat the whole USA like it was Chicago.

Anyhow it would be a shrewd public relations move on Bummer’s part to implement the ban from his end. ACORN would simply come back as one of the hundreds of other aliases it keeps.


29 posted on 12/11/2009 5:05:22 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Gershon said ACORN had demonstrated “irreperable harm” from the ban, while “the potential harm to the government, in granting the injunction, is less.” “

Judicial EFFING activism!!!! IT’S THE EFFING PEOPLE’S MONEY!!!!!


30 posted on 12/11/2009 5:12:10 PM PST by ScottinVA (The arrogance of this Congress is staggering. November 2010 can't get here quickly enough.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Notable cases

In the 1970s, working as a lawyer for New York City, Gershon won a court ruling that rejected the building of Grand Central Tower on top of Grand Central Terminal, which would have ruined the historical site. The ruling was later upheld in Penn Central Transportation Co. v. New York City.[4]

In 1999, Gershon ruled that New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani could not cut the Brooklyn Museum of Art's funding after it mounted an exhibit entitled "Sensation". Giuliani described the works in the exhibit as "sick" and "disgusting." [5]

In 2000, Gershon ruled that New York's century-old kosher food laws violated the First Amendment. [6] In the spring of 2006, Gershon presided over the trial of Shahawar Matin Siraj, a Pakistani immigrant who was accused of plotting to blow up New York's Herald Square subway station. After a four week trial, a jury found Siraj guilty of four crimes, including plotting to bomb a public transportation system. [7] On January 8, 2007, Gershon sentenced Siraj to 30 years imprisonment for his role in the plot. [8]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nina_Gershon


31 posted on 12/11/2009 5:12:14 PM PST by mojitojoe (“Medicine is the keystone of the arch of socialism.” - Vladimir Lenin)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
ACORN would simply come back as one of the hundreds of other aliases it keeps.

Or simply expand in other areas like the SEIU. The payoffs are already being given. Jenny Granholm gave the SEIU an unprecedented $2 million tax credit recently.
32 posted on 12/11/2009 5:13:32 PM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives
See post # 18

Thanks.

33 posted on 12/11/2009 5:13:43 PM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The word “attainder”, meaning “taintedness”, is part of English common law. Under English law, a criminal condemned for a serious crime, whether treason or felony (but not misdemeanor, which referred to less serious crimes), could be declared “attainted”, meaning that his civil rights were nullified: he could no longer own property or pass property to his family by will or testament

Stupid is she.


34 posted on 12/11/2009 5:15:28 PM PST by razorback-bert (We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers.)
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To: Sub-Driver

She’s now aiding and abetting a criminal enterprise.


35 posted on 12/11/2009 5:16:30 PM PST by MamaTexan (Government has become a criminal enterprise!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Where does this commie pig get her authority to say how tax dollars are to be used?

Lawyers run this country...always have, always will.

36 posted on 12/11/2009 5:17:30 PM PST by ErnBatavia (Obama is a DIC....... Ditherer-in-Chief)
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To: Sub-Driver

Kelo lets government take your home and sell it to a business which offers to pay more in taxes.

Democrats today passed a bill allowing the government to seize businesses it thinks needs seizing.

This judge tells us we do not have a right to cut taxpayer funding to ACORN.

Not much left to take away.


37 posted on 12/11/2009 5:19:17 PM PST by Brugmansian
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To: Sub-Driver

Can Congress or somebody just revoke/cancel the damned contracts?


38 posted on 12/11/2009 5:19:31 PM PST by headstamp 2
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m wondering which will be the flashpoint for the coming revolution. Will it be an incredibly stupid judicial decision? Another power grab by 0bama? Passage (against the people’s explicit wishes) of the 0bamacare?

I can sense everything coming to a head soon. Something is going to kick this off.


39 posted on 12/11/2009 5:19:35 PM PST by ScottinVA (The arrogance of this Congress is staggering. November 2010 can't get here quickly enough.)
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To: Sub-Driver
First thing I would have to ask is how much did she get paid for this decision? Follow the money.

ACORN is a criminal organization and should be prosecuted under the RICO statute.

40 posted on 12/11/2009 5:20:52 PM PST by reader25
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To: mojitojoe

Classic old line NYC liberal mugshot.


41 posted on 12/11/2009 5:21:57 PM PST by headstamp 2
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To: mojitojoe

That’s what I figured she would look like. There has to be a link between Ogabe and this leftist SKANK. I really don’t think the Chicago machine is trying to hide anything anymore. They both need impeaching.


42 posted on 12/11/2009 5:23:11 PM PST by Electric Graffiti (Yonder stands your orphan with his gun)
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To: Sub-Driver
The judge should be ignored.
43 posted on 12/11/2009 5:36:32 PM PST by Nuc1 (NUC1 Sub pusher SSN 668 (Liberals Aren't Patriots))
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

clinton legacy lives on.


44 posted on 12/11/2009 5:40:10 PM PST by gussiefinknottle (woof!woof!woof!)
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To: avacado

Federal Judges are dictators. They can tax citizens at will if they can find some cover. Our government is so corrupt. The liberal tyrants intend to impose their will upon us by subterfuge and force of arms. GERRRR, I could spit nails.


45 posted on 12/11/2009 5:47:05 PM PST by Nuc1 (NUC1 Sub pusher SSN 668 (Liberals Aren't Patriots))
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To: Nuc1
The judge should be ignored.

Yep. That's why we have co-equal branches and checks and balances. Or, we're supposed to anyhow.

46 posted on 12/11/2009 5:55:09 PM PST by EternalVigilance ("Spending your way out of recession" is like trying to drink your way out of drowning.)
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To: Sub-Driver

bump


47 posted on 12/11/2009 5:56:34 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Definitely should be impeached. The poster child against appointing federal judges for life . . . this old bag will be 70 next year.

She needs to get the hell out


48 posted on 12/11/2009 5:56:45 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Sub-Driver
The Oligarchy strikes again...
49 posted on 12/11/2009 6:12:08 PM PST by TV Dinners (Hope is not a Strategy)
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To: avacado

How in the world can a federal judge override Congress?
**************

By breaching the firewalls of the separation of powers.


50 posted on 12/11/2009 6:13:21 PM PST by Canedawg (Bring lawyers, guns and money.)
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