Tuesday, April 13, 2010


From Mark Hemingway at the Washington Examiner:

Justice Dept. appeals ruling preventing ACORN from being defunded

In December, U.S. District Judge Nina Gershon in New York issued a temproary order halting the government from defunding ACORN. Then last month she issued a rulling permanently preventing the government from defunding ACORN -- in effect, she ruled that ACORN has a right to your money....

Well, for once the Obama Department of Justice is doing the right thing and appealing the decision with the unintentionally appropriate case,
U.S.A. v. ACORN....

More from another right-winger, Clarice Feldman at the American Thinker:

... The [Justice] Department argues that Congress' determination to cut off funds does not rise to the level of "punishment" and the Bill of Attainder prohibition against punishment without trial is inapplicable to Congress' action against ACORN.

Next it argues the government will suffer irreparable injury if an Act of Congress is enjoined by a single district court judge when such Acts of the legislature are entitled to a presumption of constitutionality. The Government also argues that the injury will interfere with Congress' ability to "effectively administer programs"....

I think the Government Motion is well-grounded in law and precedent as well as common sense.

So I assume this effort by the Obama administration to restore the punishment for ACORN will be greeted with cheers by the tea party movement, which will henceforth cease to link Obama and ACORN in its speeches, writing, and protest signs.

Ha ha ha! I crack myself up! Sometimes I say the silliest things!

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