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ACORN Calls Funding Cut Bill of Attainder

(CN) - ACORN claims the House of Representatives passed an unconstitutional bill of attainder, singling it out for funding cuts after ACORN counselors were caught on videotape giving mortgage advice to people posing as a pimp and a prostitute who said they wanted to set up a brothel.

ACORN - the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now - says the House violated the Constitution by singling it out in a provision to a bill on college lending that cut the antipoverty group off.

"ACORN has been penalized by Congress without an investigation," the group says in its complaint in Brooklyn Federal Court.

Republicans have long accused ACORN of fraud in its voter registration drives. The videotaped sting came as political gold, and has made national headlines.

This request for declaratory and injunctive relief is ACORN's first legal response since the brouhaha erupted.

ACORN wants its funding restored.

It is represented by Darius Charney with the Center for Constitutional Rights.

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