Saturday, December 12, 2009

Judge Issues Injunction Preventing Congress from Defunding ACORN

Liberals call it a historic win for constitutional rights.

Today, U.S. District Judge Nina Gershon granted a preliminary injunction against the United States for unconstitutionally withholding funds from ACORN. In its decision, the court found that there is a likelihood the plaintiffs will be able to show that Congress’ targeted defunding of ACORN violates the Constitution’s prohibition against Bills of Attainder, legislative acts which single out a specific person or group for punishment.

If defunding a program is "punishment," can Lockheed-Martin sue and force the U.S. government to continue funding the F-22?