Supreme Court won’t hear appeal from ACORN

Alex Pappas Political Reporter
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The Supreme Court isn’t going to listen to ACORN argue that they really should be eligible for federal funding.

The high court announced Monday that it will not take up an appeal from the liberal activist organization, mired in scandal, after being banned by Congress last year from receiving federal dollars, the Associated Press reported.

ACORN — or the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now — lost federal funding after allegations of fraud and partisan activity. Conservative provocateur James O’Keefe helped bring down the organization with a series of sting videos.

The organization appealed the defunding, but the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the decision.

The organization filed for bankruptcy last year.

According to its website, ACORN’s grassroots community organization was made up of 1,200 neighborhood chapters in 75 cities across the country.