Published on December 14, 2009 | by LawNews

Prof. Eric Freedman Affirms US District Court’s Ruling That House Ban on Acorn Grants Is Unconstitutional

Professor Eric M. Freedman was quoted in the following New York Times article.

House Ban on Acorn Grants Is Ruled Unconstitutional
By Janie Lorber
December 11, 2009


That provision plays a crucial, but rarely necessary, role in maintaining the balance of powers, said Eric M. Freedman, a professor of constitutional law at Hofstra Law School. “It says that the Congress may not act as judge, jury and executioner. That is precisely what the Congress sought to do in this case, and the district court was entirely right to enjoin it.”

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