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Old November 12th, 2009, 04:55 PM   #1
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Default They're Back!! ACORN sues federal govt for taken off the teat

These guys are sucked on like a two headed tick

http://www.reuters.com/article/newsO...5AB4D420091112

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - The scandal-hit liberal grass-roots group ACORN sued the U.S. government on Thursday, saying it did not have the right to cut off ACORN's federal funding because the group had not been convicted of a crime.
The U.S. Congress voted in September to cut off federal money to the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), after conservative activists secretly filmed employees in several cities giving tax and housing advice to a couple posing as a pimp and a prostitute.
"It's not the job of Congress to be the judge, jury, and executioner," said Jules Lobel, an attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights, which brought the case in Brooklyn federal court.
"We have due process in this country, and our constitution forbids lawmakers from singling out a person or group for punishment without a fair investigation and trial," Lobel said.

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Old November 12th, 2009, 05:40 PM   #2
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They will probably win too.
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obama is going to be the lawyer
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obama is going to be the lawyer
Well, he already was.
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Being convicted or not. the group is shady at best. I believe the government has the right to decide who gets money for what and the people had a lot to say that Acorn does not need tax payer dollars to run a ciminal organization, let the crooked liberals donate thier money to Acorn.
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Will Sonia and the supremes hear this?
Time to pay that debt.
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Old November 12th, 2009, 07:00 PM   #8
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Doesn't really matter. The current ban on federal funding ends next month anyway.

We'll have to wait and see if they extend the ban.
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I don't remember a Black Water trial......
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Too bad we can't sic Blackwater on ACORN...
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Obamas butt buddy weak dick eric holder will never allow prosecution of acorn. What a fucking joke this administration is.
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well I see this going nowhere. acorn has in the past refused to let the public see their books. if they bring this suit against the pulling of funding (that was based in shady doings) the court will say "fine, if you aren't guilty of anything let us see the books". no way acorn is going to win something like this.
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