A New York City federal judge who found it unconstitutional that the government tried to cut funding to the activist group ACORN has ordered the government to make it clear the funding isn't blocked.
Brooklyn Judge Nina Gershon on Wednesday rejected a government request to reconsider last year's ruling declaring the cutoff of funding unconstitutional. She also ordered the government to notify all federal agencies that provisions passed by Congress to block funding have been declared unconstitutional.
The judge says ACORN was punished by Congress without the enactment of administrative processes to decide if money had been handled inappropriately.
ACORN is the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now. It's an advocate for low-income and minority home buyers and residents.
The government says it will review the judge's ruling.
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