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But what might have happened had the Supreme Court ruled the other way?

Meetings of the House and Senate spending committees would have turned into a new reality-TV show on C-SPAN that could have been called “ACLU Lawyers Gone Wild.”

Every tax-dollar-devouring pro-big-government group from Planned Parenthood to the National Council of La Raza to National Public Radio would have received a green light to bring so-called civil rights attorneys into congressional appropriations hearings to assist their special-interest clients in feeding at the public trough.

Fortunately, the Supreme Court saved America from this ACORN-inspired nuttiness.

Matthew Vadum is a senior editor at the Capital Research Center and author of “Subversion Inc.: How Obama’s ACORN Red Shirts Are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers.”