Bench Memos

ACORN Reversal

Last December I criticized (here and here) federal district judge Nina Gershon’s ruling that a provision of federal appropriations law that restricts funding of ACORN is an unconstitutional bill of attainder.  I’m pleased to pass along that last Friday the Second Circuit reversed Gershon’s ruling.

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