In September congress voted to cut federal funding of the community-organizing group ACORN. Now the radical-Left organization is fighting back and claiming that what Washington did was "unconstitutional".
Representatives for ACORN sued the federal government Thursday morning in an attempt to regain the millions of dollars in funding the community organizing group lost after filmmakers videotaped its workers offering advice on how to commit tax fraud and various other felonies.
The suit charges Congress with violating the Constitution when it passed legislation in September that specifically targeted ACORN to lose federal housing, education and transportation funds.
Now of course ACORN and her supporters will try and paint the group as innocent victims of dirty tricks by Glenn Beck and conservative talk radio. The trouble with that scenario is that it discounts the dozens of indictments for voter registration fraud that ACORN has incurred over the past 8 years.
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ACORN claims it has been badly hurt by the congressional actions, and has had to fire workers and close some of its 1,200 branches around the country.
Though it remains unclear precisely how much money the national organization was receiving from federal sources and aid programs, a lawyer pressing the suit said ACORN has already lost an amount "in the millions" since the freeze took effect.
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