Friday, November 20, 2009

ACORN Suit Challenges Congress's Denial of Funding

Late last week, besieged ACORN launched a legal counter-attack by filing a lawsuit in the federal district court for the Eastern District of New York.  Represented by the Center for Constitutional Rights, ACORN argues that Congress's decision to deny ACORN and related entities federal funding is an unconstitutional bill of attainder, citing among other sources a Congressional Research Service report that addressed this issue.

Additional Coverage:  Associate Press, New York Times, Volokh Conspiracy.

LHM

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