Judge Shares Constitutional Nightmare in Sanctuary City Hearing

Seventh Circuit Judge Ilana Rovner confessed Wednesday that her concern for the separation of powers haunts her dreams during oral arguments in the Trump administration’s second appeal of an injunction blocking its attempt to financially punish so-called sanctuary cities for refusing to enforce federal immigration laws.

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Chicago Schools Sue Feds for Pulling $4M Grant

Chicago’s school board claims in court that the U.S. Department of Education and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos revoked $4 million in grant money based on incomplete investigations into the school district’s handling of sexual harassment and assault reports. 

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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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