I could swear I heard ACORN spokesman go on TV and talk about how they do not need the federal funding so that it did not matter they were being cut off. Guess not so much. I can not imagine this lawsuit winning. Beyond the strong legal arguments an polices that prevent such a suit from prevailing, imagine the consequences should it turn out the other way. Groups suing the federal government to get more tax payer money, basically arguing that they have a right to the people's money. I just do not see it going anywhere.
"A non-profit organization filed a lawsuit against the federal government Thursday morning, seeking to overturn a law stopping the flow of federal funds to ACORN.
The suit, filed in federal court in New York, claims that bills passed by the House and Senate to defund the group qualify as bills of attainder, legislation that unfairly targets one group. Such bills are unconstitutional.
The suit will seek to restore funding and roll-back the ban, which was passed as part of the legislative branch appropriations bill in September.
ACORN claims that the legislation was of “malicious and punitive intent.” The suit also claims Congress violated the Fifth Amendment by skirting due process before doling out the punishment of the funding cut. OMB Director Peter Orszag and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner are listed as co-defendants in the suit."
Past related posts: (see ACORN label for the latest)
Berman Post: ACORN Employees in Baltimore Give Advice to Pimp on Tax Evasion And Child Prostitution
Berman Post: ACORN Employees in DC Give Advice to Pimp on Tax Evasion And Prostitution
Berman Post: Coverage of ACORN's Latest Scandal
Berman Post: Census Bureau Cuts Ties With ACORN
Berman Post: People Facing Prosecution in ACORN Scandal Are ... The People Who Exposed Them!?!
Berman Post: Complete Audio of ACORN Employees in DC Give Advice to Pimp on Tax Evasion And Prostitution
Berman Post: ACORN Employees in NY Give Advice to Pimp on Tax Evasion And Prostitution
Berman Post: Patricia Jessamy, The Person Who Decides Who to Prosecute in The ACORN Scandal, is an Avid Obama Supporter / Contributor
Berman Post: Johanns Amendment #2355 to H.R. 3288 Passes - Senate Votes to Defunds ACORN Housing
Berman Post: Lack of ACORN Scandal Coverage in MSM, And Obama's Connection to ACORN
Berman Post: ACORN Was Operating Illegally in Maryland?
Berman Post: ACORN Employee in San Bernardino (California) Give Advice to Pimp on Tax Evasion And Prostitution
Berman Post: RICO Charges Warranted Against ACORN?
Berman Post: Jon Stewart Skewers The Main Stream Media Over Ignoring ACORN Controversy
Berman Post: ACORN Employee in San Bernardino (California) Give Advice to Pimp on Tax Evasion And Prostitution (Part Two)
Berman Post: Andrew Cuomo And Christine Quinn Moving to Freeze ACORN (NY) Funding Pending an Investigation
Berman Post: ACORN Orders a Halt to Any New Intakes Into ACORN's Service Programs Pending Completion of an Independent Review
Berman Post: Gibbs Calls ACORN Employees' Conduct "Completely Unacceptable"
Berman Post: ACORN Employee in San Diego (California) Give Advice to Pimp on Human Trafficking And Prostitution
Berman Post: ACORN Employee in San Bernardino (California) Give Advice to Pimp on Tax Evasion And Prostitution (Part Three)
Berman Post: ACORN Employee in San Diego (California) Give Advice to Pimp on Human Trafficking And Prostitution (Video)
Berman Post: House Passes H R 3221 by a Vote of 345-75 to Defund ACORN
Berman Post: "ACORN’s Internal Audit is a Sham"
Berman Post: Leno Skewers ACORN
Berman Post: Minnesota Governor Orders Stop All ACORN Funding
Berman Post: "ACORN Funded Prostitution Zone"
Berman Post: Breitbart - 'Release Method of ACORN Videos Designed to Show Lying / Corrupt ACORN And Media
Berman Post: Doug Giles Talks About His Daughter's ACORN Expose
Berman Post: Obama is For an Investigation Into ACORN, Says it is Something he Has Not Followed Closely
Berman Post: Bertha Lewis on Fox News Sunday
Berman Post: Power Line Blog Defends James O'Keefe
Berman Post: Justice Department Inspector General Launches Limited Internal ACORN Probe
Berman Post: Alfonzo on "The Squiraliness of ACORN"
Berman Post: ACORN's Tax Issue
Berman Post: ACORN Scrubbed From Serve.gov Site
Berman Post: Washington Post Runs a 'Correction' For an Unfair Attack Against O'Keefe
Berman Post: IRS Cuts Ties with ACORN
Berman Post: ACORN Sues James O'Keefe, Hannah Giles And Andrew Breitbart
Berman Post: IRS Files Two-Million Dollar Lien Against ACORN
Berman Post: Congress Makes it Extra Clear That ACORN Will Get no Funds From Them
Berman Post: Treasury Inspector General Agrees to Review ACORN
Berman Post: Senate Makes it Extra Clear That ACORN Will Get no Funds From Them
Berman Post: The Real Importance of The ACORN Scandal Story
Berman Post: Foundations And Corporations Defund ACORN
Berman Post: First ACORN Political Attack Ad
Berman Post: Bill Whittle on How Breitbart Destroyed ACORN
Berman Post: South Park Makes Fun of ACORN
Berman Post: New Undercover ACORN Sting Video, This One From Philadelphia