A judge has ruled that Congress can not cut funding to the controversial community activist group ACORN.
Congress had voted to block federal funding to ACORN after some shocking undercover videos earlier this year.
ACORN employees in several different cities were seen counseling actors posing as a pimp and prostitute on how to skirt the law.
However, a federal judge has ruled it's unconstitutional to cut the group's funding. The judge says it's in the public's interest for ACORN to keep receiving taxpayer money.
The organization has also been dogged by allegations of voter-registration fraud and embezzlement.
Anita Moncrief, a former employee has called ACORN a "criminal enterprise."
"This organization is corrupt by its very nature and it cannot be reformed," she said. "The only thing to be done is an investigation of ACORN and I am urging Congress to defund them permanently."
Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. says giving ACORN a seat at the table is like playing "a cruel joke" on the American people.