Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Sue the Ba&^%s!


The Buckeye Institute, a Columbus-based think tank, today filed a state RICO action against the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) on behalf of two Warren County voters. The action filed in Warren County Court of Common Pleas alleges ACORN has engaged in a pattern of corrupt activity that amounts to organized crime. It seeks ACORN's dissolution as a legal entity, the revocation of any licenses in Ohio, and an injunction against fraudulent voter registration and other illegal activities

Should be interesting to see how that turns out. RICO is a nuclear-bomb-kinda action. It's justified (to me and a lot of conservatives) in this case, but whether some Federal judge sees it that way is another question entirely.

And of course, it won't be just a Fed District judge; ACORN is well-financed by the US taxpayer, and will be happy to pursue the damn thing to SCOTUS.

HT: Leonardi

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