Chicago Accuses Sessions of Flouting Sanctuary-City Ruling

Chicago claims U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions still refuses to release millions in federal policing funds because the city will not cooperate with the Trump administration’s immigration policies, despite a nationwide injunction declaring such withholding unconstitutional.

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Sanctuary Cities

The Seventh Circuit stayed the nationwide aspect of an injunction blocking U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ attempt to financially punish so-called sanctuary cities for refusing to enforce federal immigration laws, but allowed the injunction to apply to Chicago while the court prepares to rehear the case en banc.

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Seventh Circuit Upholds Order Protecting Sanctuary Cities

Citing the need to check the potential “tyranny” of the executive branch, the Seventh Circuit upheld a nationwide preliminary injunction Thursday blocking U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ attempt to financially punish so-called sanctuary cities for refusing to enforce federal immigration laws.

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Scientists Ask 11th Circuit to Toss $10.6 Million Fraud Conviction

Two Florida scientists who were sentenced to prison and ordered to pay $10.6 million in restitution after being convicted of fraudulently obtaining government research grants asked the 11th Circuit on Wednesday to overturn their conviction because they agencies involved were ultimately not harmed by their actions.

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Seventh Circuit Judge Warns of ‘Slippery Slope’ in Sanctuary-City Hearing

The Seventh Circuit seemed likely Friday to uphold a nationwide preliminary injunction blocking U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ attempt to financially punish so-called sanctuary cities for refusing to enforce federal immigration laws.

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