Congress' decision to strip ACORN and its affiliates of funding in reaction to an embezzlement and mismanagement scandal is not an unconstitutional bill of attainder, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday. The appeals court vacated an injunction issued by New York federal Judge Nina Gershon, who had found that Congress intended to punish ACORN by withholding appropriations that made up some 10 percent of the crippled organization's national budget.
Congress' De-Funding of ACORN Is Constitutional, 2nd Circuit Decides
New York Law Journal
August 16, 2010