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Court in NY gives government victory against ACORN
AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/21/10 | Larry Neumeister - ap

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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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: acorn; berthalewis; government; newyork; obama; victory

1 posted on 04/21/2010 6:58:48 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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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?


2 posted on 04/21/2010 7:01:16 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Victory for government? Not for Obama and not for his socialists in Congress.
3 posted on 04/21/2010 7:01:39 PM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops)
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To: jveritas

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.


4 posted on 04/21/2010 7:04:02 PM PDT by Canedawg (I'm not digging this tyranny thing.)
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To: jveritas

It is an AP story so it is pure propaganda designed to confuse. ACORN is being reconstituted under another name. Another Obama shell game.


5 posted on 04/21/2010 7:04:51 PM PDT by Frantzie (McCain=Obama's friend. McCain & Graham = La Raza's favorite Senators)
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To: NormsRevenge

If Congress wants to “investigate” something, I’d like to recommend that they “investigate” Gershon.


6 posted on 04/21/2010 7:05:42 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Constitution!)
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http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/berthalewis/index


7 posted on 04/21/2010 7:06:11 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: Frantzie

What are the names ACORN is using ?


8 posted on 04/21/2010 7:07:29 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: NormsRevenge

Too bad this court didn’t rule that Congress’ funding of all NGOs is illegal.


9 posted on 04/21/2010 7:14:13 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


10 posted on 04/21/2010 7:16:54 PM PDT by jeffc (I now live in National Socialist America)
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To: NormsRevenge

“”Don’t 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....


11 posted on 04/21/2010 7:23:53 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: Thank You Rush

Maybe all their members were in the government


12 posted on 04/21/2010 7:30:13 PM PDT by lakeman (,)
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To: NormsRevenge; All

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Barack Obama, Oct 15, 2008 Presidential debate


13 posted on 04/21/2010 7:37:19 PM PDT by BP2 (I think, therefore I'm a conservative)
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To: NormsRevenge

“Don’t let the doorknob hit ya in the arse on the way out the door, Bertha Lewis.”

Would that be Bertha “Bowel Movement” Lewis?


14 posted on 04/21/2010 7:42:45 PM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: NormsRevenge
Bertha Lewis referred to the Tea Party movement as a "bowel movement". What taxpayer would authorize funding to an organization headed by such classless scum? Uh, maybe when ACORN can reimburse the nation for helping to contribute to the housing collapse and resulting economy woes with their devastating push for home loans to those who cannot afford them.

I know..

15 posted on 04/21/2010 7:48:47 PM PDT by historyrepeatz
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To: NormsRevenge

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 Gershon’s attempt to legislate from the bench. 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 has 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 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 don’t receive taxpayer dollars.”
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See link for related articles:

Click here for a copy of the Appeals Court Decision to Stay Judge Gershon’s 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?”

http://republicans.oversight.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=663%3Aissa-applauds-appeals-court-decision-to-temporarily-reinstate-acorn-funding-ban&catid=27%3Alatest-news&Itemid=1


16 posted on 04/21/2010 7:51:26 PM PDT by thouworm
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To: NormsRevenge
My bet--the govt. is not grateful for this finding.

vaudine

17 posted on 04/21/2010 8:05:08 PM PDT by vaudine (,,)
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To: BP2

We have, Obama, we have.


18 posted on 04/21/2010 8:12:27 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: NormsRevenge

Our Government is suing ACORN?

But isn’t that like letting “Climate Scientists” investigate Climategate?


19 posted on 04/21/2010 8:12:49 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: jveritas

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.


20 posted on 04/21/2010 8:15:36 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: NormsRevenge
"Need bus fare?"

Get a real job and quit living large off the sweat of others.

21 posted on 04/21/2010 8:36:48 PM PDT by blam
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To: NormsRevenge

and the RATS, take another one in the..............................HA ha!!!

22 posted on 04/21/2010 8:44:29 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

” What are the names ACORN is using ? “

U.S. Treasury, Internal Just-Fork-It-Over Service, and Federal Bureau of What-YOU-Lookin’-At?


23 posted on 04/21/2010 8:57:43 PM PDT by Humble Servant ( See y'all in the gulag.)
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To: Humble Servant

Obama doesn’t need ACORN any more, he has other ways to embezzle money from the federal government now


24 posted on 04/21/2010 9:07:51 PM PDT by KTM rider ( ..........tell me this really isn't happening ! !)
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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.


25 posted on 04/21/2010 9:15:17 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (*)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
What are the names ACORN is using ?


26 posted on 04/21/2010 9:16:23 PM PDT by GalaxieFiveHundred
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

New names for ACORN [also post 48]
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2496737/posts?page=49#49


27 posted on 04/22/2010 4:39:35 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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To: Gabrial

Would that be bowel movement Bertha?

Yep, and the Tea Partier’s are going to flush all the s### and stench out of congress come next november!


28 posted on 04/22/2010 4:39:37 AM PDT by Maumee (wtw)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
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.
Thanks NormsRevenge.
29 posted on 04/22/2010 4:42:14 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
Thanks NormsRevenge. This will probably be all smoke and mirrors though.
by temporarily blocking a judge's finding that Congress was wrong to halt federal funding to the activist group

30 posted on 05/12/2010 7:52:04 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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