Skip to comments.Court in NY gives government victory against ACORN
Posted on 04/21/2010 6:58:48 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
NEW YORK A federal appeals court on Wednesday handed the government a victory by temporarily blocking a judge's finding that Congress was wrong to halt federal funding to the activist group ACORN.
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan also agreed to expedite the government's appeal of U.S. District Judge Nina Gershon's rulings that the funding cutoff was unconstitutional. Oral arguments were likely to occur before July.
The appeals court's one-paragraph decision to freeze Gershon's two rulings that found Congress acted unconstitutionally will remain in place until the 2nd Circuit rules on the merits of the government's appeal. It acted a day after hearing arguments.
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Don’t let the doorknob hit ya in the arse on the way out the door, Bertha Lewis. Need bus fare?
So true. We need a scorecard to tell the players. There is overlapping of who is on which team, in more than one sense of the phrase.
It is an AP story so it is pure propaganda designed to confuse. ACORN is being reconstituted under another name. Another Obama shell game.
If Congress wants to “investigate” something, I’d like to recommend that they “investigate” Gershon.
What are the names ACORN is using ?
Too bad this court didn’t rule that Congress’ funding of all NGOs is illegal.
Judicial activism will kill us yet. There is nothing in the Constitution that expressly forbids the government from stopping funding. I would bet that the judge who said that had no problem with Congress cutting off funding for operations in South Vietnam in, what? 73 or 74, leading to the U.S. withdrawal and the fall of Saigon and the communist takeover of a country.
“”Dont let the doorknob hit ya in the arse on the way out the door, Bertha Lewis. Need bus fare?””
Remember how smug she was last year when she said they didn’t rely on government money - all the money they needed came from members of ACORN!!!!! Never could figure out what kind of zombies would join an organization like that - much less pay dues....
Maybe all their members were in the government
“Dont let the doorknob hit ya in the arse on the way out the door, Bertha Lewis.”
Would that be Bertha “Bowel Movement” Lewis?
Statement by Darrell Issa:
Issa Applauds Appeals Court Decision to Temporarily Reinstate ACORN Funding Ban
Wednesday, 21 April 2010 00:00
U.S. Court of Appeals Suspends Ruling that Congressional Funding Ban on ACORN was Unconstitutional
WASHINGTON D.C. Today, U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) Ranking Member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and Judiciary Committee Member released the following statement on the U.S. Court of Appeals Second Circuit decision to stay the December 2009 injunction by Clinton-appointed Judge Nina Gershon that the Congressional funding ban on the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now (ACORN) was unconstitutional. As a result, as the U.S. Court of Appeals further reviews the case, the Congressional funding ban will go back into effect, and ACORN will not receive taxpayer dollars.
I applaud the Court of Appeals for immediately addressing the effects of Judge Gershons attempt to legislate from the bench. Todays 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 has the constitutional right to deny an organization the benefit of taxpayer dollars.
With todays action by the Appeals Court, the Obama Administration must take immediate steps to re-implement the funding ban for ACORN Congress put in to law. 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 dont receive taxpayer dollars.
See link for related articles:
Click here for a copy of the Appeals Court Decision to Stay Judge Gershons injunction on implementing the Federal funding ban on ACORN.
Click here to read the April 2010 report entitled ACORN Political Machine Tries to Reinvent Itself.
Click here to read the February 2010 report entitled Follow the Money: ACORN, SEIU and their Political Allies.
Click here to read the July 2009 report entitled Is ACORN Intentionally Structured As a Criminal Enterprise?
We have, Obama, we have.
Our Government is suing ACORN?
But isn’t that like letting “Climate Scientists” investigate Climategate?
It’s a twisted headline when we know that the Democrats want ACORN to have all the funding they need to subvert the election process.
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