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House Votes To Strip ACORN Of All Federal Funds

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Perhaps in an effort to one-up Boehner, his colleague and sometime rival, House GOP Number 2 Eric Cantor called for a Justice Department investigation of the group.

We wrote about the scandal -- and conservative effort to profit from it -- here.

Late Update: Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) is arguing that that the bill is unconstitutional, because it singles out a specific entity for exclusion from participating in a federal program.

Here's his press release:

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, denounced a Republican Amendment adopted by the House of Representatives to deny all federal funds to ACORN as blatantly unconstitutional and a threat to unpopular organizations everywhere. The Republican initiative, entitled the Defund ACORN Act, singles out a specific organization by name for exclusion from participating in any federal program, in direct violation of the Constitution's prohibition against Bills of Attainder.

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