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Judge grants injunction against ACORN de-funding law
post Dec 18 2009, 02:40 PM
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Courtesy of the Center for Constitutional Rights:

On November 12, 2009, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) filed a case challenging Congress’s unconstitutional defunding of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN). The case charges Congress with violating the Bill of Attainder provision in the U.S. Constitution, violating the Fifth Amendment right to due process, and infringing on the First Amendment right to freedom of association by targeting affiliated and allied organizations, as well. CCR attorneys say members of Congress violated the Constitution by declaring an organization guilty of a crime and punishing it and its members without benefit of a trial.

On December 11, 2009, the Honorable Nina Gershon, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New YorkJudge granted a preliminary injunction to stop Congress from singling out a single organization for punishment without proper investigation or due process.

On December 17, CCR filed new papers asking the judge to amend her decision to include new provisions in the budget passed on December 13 and signed into law by the president on December 16 that attempt to de-fund ACORN once more.

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