Well, the little ACORN story just keeps sprouting bigger branches. Brietbart's Big Government blog has the story on how ACORN was actually doing business in Maryland illegally, having forfeited their charter there. Just why the charter was forfeited is not being reported.
But here's the scoop:
"Last week, we saw some pretty disturbing activities revealed in the undercover footage from ACORN Housing's Baltimore office. By any measure of conduct, the actions of ACORN's employees should never have happened. It turns out the actions shouldn't have happened for another, very simple, reason: ACORN can't legally operate in the state of Maryland.
According to the following documents, ACORN, Inc.-the parent organization of all things ACORN-forfeited its corporate charter in Maryland in 2006. ACORN Housing forfeited its corporate charter in 2008. Any ACORN office in the state of Maryland is potentially operating illegally."
Big Government also has the verification of this from the State of Maryland here.
Gosh, I guess the Maryland Attorney General might need to get up to speed before he makes any more noise about prosecuting those valiant young reporters who stung the ACORN folks there. It would seem others may be on the hook instead.