Federal judge issues ruling against Trump executive order on sanctuary cities

Federal Judge William Orrick has issued an order blocking the implementation of President Trump's executive order that targets funds for sanctuary cities. The judge said the order "probably" violates the Constitution because it undermines both federalism and the separation of powers.  The judge also rejected the arguments made by Department of Justice attorneys because they conflicted with the plain language wording of the orders and statements by the president and other administration officials about the intent of the funding cut-off for sanctuary cities. Associated Press: Orrick's preliminary injunction against the sanctuary cities order will stay in place while the lawsuits by San Francisco and Santa Clara work their way through court. The government hasn't cut off any money yet or declared any communities sanctuary cities. But the Justice Department sent letters last week advising communities to prove they are in compliance. California was...(Read Full Post)