This lawsuit is damage control of the worst kind. It hasn't been well thought out, will do nothing to squelch the firestorm and Lord only knows what could come out about ACORN during the 'discovery phase' of the suit.
Even those on the far Left aren't claiming that the various ACORN employees caught on film are innocent. Mainly, the Left's reaction has been , "yeah, so?" It is doubtful that the lawsuit will rouse the Left one way or another?
ACORN would have been wiser to take their lumps and move on.
The American Power story is here.