WASHINGTON — ACORN is asking the Supreme Court for help in its lawsuit claiming Congress was wrong to shut off the activist group's federal funding.
A federal judge has twice ruled that the funding cutoff was unconstitutional, but the federal appeals court in New York blocked the judge's finding Wednesday. ACORN on Thursday asked Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to throw out the appellate order.
ACORN, which bills itself as an advocate for low-income and minority home buyers and residents, has drastically cut its operations after Congress yanked its funding. Lawmakers acted on evidence of systemic mismanagement by the group and a video showing three employees apparently advising a couple posing as a prostitute and her boyfriend to lie about her profession and launder her earnings.