Friday, August 13, 2010

Actually, Congress CAN De-Fund ACORN

Second Circuit.

A federal appeals court on Friday threw out a decision that had barred Congress from withholding funds from ACORN, the activist group driven to ruin by scandal and financial woes.

The ruling by the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan reversed a ruling by a district court judge in Brooklyn that found Congress had violated the group’s rights by punishing it without a trial.

Good. The House, starting January '11, can de-fund LOTS of other crap.


1 comment:

neomom said...

I always did find the argument that defunding ACORN was unconstitutional a bit of a stretch. Because one would have to find a requirement to fund them in the first place in the constitution.

But good. May we begin to defund all private organizations now.