2nd Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds DEFUND ACORN Act

Published: Aug 13, 2010

WASHINGTON. D.C. – U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) Ranking Member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and Judiciary Committee Member released the following statement reacting to a decision from the federal Second Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan to uphold a bipartisan law sponsored by Issa that overwhelmingly passed the Congress and was signed into law by the President last year denying all federal funding to the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now (ACORN):

“In one, unified and bipartisan voice, the United States Congress and the President agreed that it was inappropriate to use taxpayer dollars to fund a partisan political organization, intentionally structured as a criminal enterprise that used the guise of charity to deceive the American people while betraying very people it claimed to help.  Hopefully, today’s ruling by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals puts an end to ACORN’s misguided belief that there exists some right to taxpayer dollars to fund their overtly criminal and partisan political agenda.”

Click here to read the April 2010 report entitled “ACORN Political Machine Tries to Reinvent Itself.”

Click here to read the February 2010 report entitled “Follow the Money: ACORN, SEIU and their Political Allies.”

Click here to read the July 2009 report entitled “Is ACORN Intentionally Structured as a Criminal Enterprise?”


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