Ninth Circuit Upholds Block of DOJ Conditions on Grants to Sanctuary Cities

A Ninth Circuit panel sided with a federal judge Thursday, upholding a decision to bar the Justice Department from imposing special conditions on policing grants for cities that refuse to help federal authorities detain and deport undocumented immigrants.

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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 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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