ACORN folds

Ben Smith 3/22/2010

The national group ACORN is folding, an official there, Kevin Whelan, said in an emailed statement:

The ACORN Association Board met on Sunday March 21 and approved a set of steps to responsibly manage the process of bringing its operations to a close over the coming months. These include:

• Closing […]

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ACORN admits ruin at hands of James O’Keefe

Ian Urbina The New York Times 3/20/2010

BALTIMORE — The community organizing group Acorn, battered politically from the right and suffering from mismanagement along with a severe loss of government and other funds, is on the verge of filing for bankruptcy, officials of the group said Friday.


ACORN to rename, rebrand after scandal

Associated Press Chicago Sun-Times 3/15/2010

CHICAGO — Affiliates of the once mighty liberal activist group ACORN are remaking themselves in a desperate bid to ditch the tarnished name of their parent organization and restore federal grants and other revenue streams that ran dry in the wake of a video scandal.

The letters A, C, O, […]

Court Dismisses ACORN Suit vs. ‘Pimp’, ‘Hooker’ and

by Publius 3/11/2010

Ben Sheffner, at Copyrights and Campaigns Blog, has the breaking story:

A state court in Baltimore has dismissed ACORN’s lawsuit against James O’Keefe, Hannah Giles, and LLC after the plaintiffs failed to serve the complaint on the defendants within Maryland’s 120-day limit.

The article continues, with a copy of the […]

Breitbart Responds to Brooklyn DA Clearing ACORN

H/T 3/2/2010

Brooklyn ACORN cleared over giving illegal advice on how to hide money from prostitution

Scott Shifrel NY Daily News 3/1/2010

Brooklyn prosecutors on Monday cleared ACORN of criminal wrongdoing after a four-month probe that began when undercover conservative activists filmed workers giving what appeared to be illegal advice on how to hide money.

While the video by James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles seemed to show three ACORN workers advising […]