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TOPIC: Justice Department Says Acorn Can Be Paid for Pre-Ban Contracts (NY Times 11/28/09)


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Justice Department Says Acorn Can Be Paid for Pre-Ban Contracts (NY Times 11/28/09)


The Justice Department has concluded that the Obama administration can lawfully pay the community group Acorn for services provided under contracts signed before Congress banned the government from providing money to the group.

The new law “should not be read as directing or authorizing HUD to breach a pre-existing binding contractual obligation to make payments to Acorn or its affiliates, subsidiaries or allied organizations where doing so would give rise to contractual liability,” Mr. Barron wrote.

The deputy director of national operations for Acorn, Brian Kettenring, praised Mr. Barron’s decision.

“We are pleased that commitments will be honored relative to Acorn’s work to help keep America’s working families facing foreclosure in their homes,” Mr. Kettenring said.

Do these "working families" include pimps and their underage, illegal immigrant prisoners, I mean, prostitutes? Or how about people whose "work" involves registering cartoon characters to vote?



Nobody puts THIS baby in the corner!


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It's payback time for Obama!



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What a  crock of crap.  Hopefully since the ban is now in effect that they will not be receiving to much money.




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Why in the world would the courts uphold that mumbo jumbo!

Independent judiciary is the rockbed of our democracy. It is so very important for the judiciary to work correct. It is things like this ruling begin to shake my faith in the legal system of our country.

-- Edited by Sanders on Saturday 19th of December 2009 01:44:00 PM

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