The Supreme Court has turned down ACORN’s request for help in its lawsuit claiming Congress was wrong to shut off the activist group’s federal funding. (Source)
So, what happened was, O’Keefe and Giles did a bit of undercover journalism, and caught a whole bunch of ACORN employees – across the country, mind you, not just in one office – trying to help a pimp and ho hide an illegal brothel and launder the money for the pimp’s political aspirations. Brietbart gave these two crazy kids a place to get the information out with the launch of BigGovernment.com, and the story went viral.
Then Congress decided it had to do something to avoid the bad press it was getting for having awarded ACORN so much cash in it’s various stimulus bills, etc. So Congress voted to de-fund ACORN. No more federal monies for the shady “community rights” group.
ACORN sued. A friendly judge said, oh no… Congress has no right to stop giving you the taxpayer’s money, just because you help people game the system, and possibly participated in massive voter fraud.
Then an Appeals Court judge said, um, dude? what was that first judge smoking? Of course Congress can de-fund your sorry behinds.
So ACORN tried to take it up with the Supreme Court, to get back the money that the Appeals Court told them they couldn’t have after all. But SCOTUS rightfully told ACORN to take a hike. Thus, Congress’ de-funding of ACORN has been upheld by the Appeals Court, and stands. Awesome.