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September 25, 2009

OUT OF GREAT ANTI-ACORN BILL LITTLE LAUGHS GROW

Politico - The Congressional Research Service has analyzed the case law surrounding last week's ACORN funding ban in the House and found the measure could be interpreted as a "bill of attainder" and, therefore, unconstitutional, according to a copy of the report obtained by Politico. A bill of attainder - which is prohibited in Article 1 of the Constitution - is a law targeted to hurt or help an individual. If a bill is regarded primarily as punitive, instead of being strictly regulatory, it could be interpreted as an attainder bill, according to legal experts.

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