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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Nonprofit Says Centers for Disease Control Unfairly Denied It Grant Funds

An Atlanta nonprofit providing HIV-prevention services to at-risk populations claims in court the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention unfairly denied it a $500,000 grant that would have allowed it to extend targeted services to young black and Latino men.

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