Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Via Newsbusters:
ACORN has filed a lawsuit in Maryland against James O’Keefe, Hannah Giles and the Web site for secretly videotaping the organization’s employees at its Baltimore office.
Expect updates and maybe bikini photos . . .

(Don't hate me for that. Heaven knows I've suffered enough lately to be forgiven an innocent joke.)


  1. Can you say DISCOVERY?

  2. What exactly is the point of this lawsuit? Didn't ACORN already fire the two women involved? They ought to be suing ACORN.

    ACORN is not only corrupt. It's silly.

    Mrs. P

  3. I did not think ACORN was that stupid...

    And then I watched the video clips again.

    Enough Said. Yes, ACORN is that stupid.

  4. This will be interesting to see how ACORN aided by their government backed supporters lie their way out this one.

  5. As far as I know they are only being sued for illegal surveillance which should limit discovery.

    Now if they sued for defamation that would be a different story.

  6. Well, this proves they are even dumber than we thought!

    They are being given very bad advice. I think they'll be lucky to walk away from this without jail time.

    Hubris, thy name is Acorn.

  7. Breitbart, et al, could broaden discovery by filing a counterclaim for defamation. If you recall, ACORN's first reaction was to slander and libel the filmakers, Breitbart, and FOX. "Discovery" encompasses any information that is reasonable calculated to lead to the discovery of admissible evidence, and that is a very broad standard.

    A couple more points. ACORN let its corporate registration lapse in Maryland a couple years ago. Therefore, ACORN, Baltimore Campus, does not exist in a legal sense - at least, that's what I'd argue. Also, the statute at issue has been interpreted to mean that recording is verboten when one has a reasonable expectation of privacy. In the video, there are a couple people in the room, the doors are open, and you can hear other people close by. It was not a private phone conversation.

  8. What's the world come to when a pimp sues a pro for pissing on his shiny shoes?