A judge has put an injunction on Congress’s ban on ACORN funding.
U.S. District Judge Nina Gershon today ruled to put a preliminary injunction on the Congressional resolution that barred ACORN or its affiliates from receiving federal funds, according to a press release from Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), who blasted the move.
Congress had acted in the wake of the scandal in which ACORN employees were caught on camera giving advice on how to break the law to two people posing as a pimp and a prostitute.
ACORN has sought to overturn the ban, arguing that it’s a Bill of Attainder — a bill designed to penalize a specific person or entity — and therefore unconstitutional.
Issa, who has led a congressional investigation into ACORN, responded to the ruling by questioning the integrity of the judge, who he noted was appointed to the bench by President 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. The Obama Administration should immediately move to appeal this injunction.
A report that was commissioned by ACORN and conducted by an independent investigator was released this week, and found that ACORN employees had not broken the law in connection with the video scandal, but suggested nine steps for the organization to regain the public’s trust.