"Federal appeals court in NY rules against ACORN" - Associated Press

"Federal appeals court in NY rules against ACORN" - Associated Press

by: Tom Hays | publication date: August 13, 2010 | Publication: Associated Press |

NEW YORK — A federal appeals court on Friday threw out a decision that had barred Congress from withholding funds from ACORN, the activist group driven to ruin by scandal and financial woes.The ruling by the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan reversed a decision by a district court judge in Brooklyn that found Congress had violated the group's rights by punishing it without a trial.Congress cut off ACORN's federal funding last year in response to allegations the group engaged in voter registration fraud and embezzlement and violated the tax-exempt status of some of its affiliates by engaging in partisan political activities.

In response to O'Keefe's ACORN video, Congress had stripped the organization of its funding, a decision upheld by a federal appeals court as reported in this piece.

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