ACORN funding ban reinstated 

New York Judge Nina Gershon issued a temporary in junction preventing the government from defunding ACORN last December. She later handed down a decision that made that injunction permanent. The Department of Justice appealed the ruling, and now the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has issued a stay on Gershon’s decision that puts the ACORN funding ban back into effect. Connie Hair at Human events has the details:

The result of the stay is that the Congressional funding ban will go back into effect, and ACORN will not receive taxpayer dollars while the court reviews the case.

“I applaud the Court of Appeals for immediately addressing the effects of Judge Gershon’s attempt to legislate from the bench,” said Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif), top Republican on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.  “Today’s action immediately restores the congressionally mandated ban on funding ACORN and its affiliates as a result of their criminal conduct and wasting of taxpayer dollars. Congress does have the constitutional right to deny an organization the benefit of taxpayer dollars.”

You can read the court’s stay here.

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