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Federal appeals court in NY rules against ACORN

By Associated Press
Friday, August 13, 2010 12:58 EDT
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Federal appeals court in NY tosses decision barring Congress from withholding funds for ACORN

A federal appeals court in New York City has thrown out a decision that barred Congress from withholding funds from the activist group ACORN.

The ruling Friday reverses a decision by a district court. That judge found Congress had violated ACORN’s rights by punishing it without a trial.

ACORN describes itself as an advocate for low-income and minority home buyers and residents.

Critics say the group has engaged in voter registration fraud and embezzlement. They say it has violated the tax-exempt status of some of its affiliates by engaging in partisan political activities.

ACORN’s full name is the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.

 
 
 
 
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