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Fri Sep 15, 2017, 07:53 PM

Judge rules Justice Department cant keep grant money from uncooperative sanctuary cities

Source: Washington Post

A federal judge on Friday blocked the Justice Department from withholding grant funds from places that do not provide immigration authorities access to local jails or give advance notice when suspected illegal immigrants are to be released — dealing a major blow to the Trump administration’s vowed crackdown on sanctuary cities.

U.S. District Judge Harry D. Leinenweber in Illinois wrote in a 41-page opinion that Attorney General Jeff Sessions had probably exceeded his lawful authority when he imposed new conditions on particular law enforcement grants, requiring recipients to give immigration authorities access to jails and notice when suspected illegal immigrants were to be released.

The judge blocked Sessions from implementing the conditions not just on the city of Chicago — which had sued over the matter — but across the nation, writing that there was “no reason to think that the legal issues present in this case are restricted to Chicago or that the statutory authority given to the Attorney General would differ in another jurisdiction.”

His ruling follows an order from another federal judge in California blocking Trump’s executive order on sanctuary cities.

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Fri Sep 15, 2017, 08:07 PM

1. Excellent news! Onward...

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Fri Sep 15, 2017, 08:12 PM

2. The courts have yet again reaffirmed that the US is still a nation of laws

and they will not serve as a rubberstamp for Trumps racist policies, and remind Grand Wizard Jeffrey Beauregard Sessions they aren't going to allow him to persecute more brown people.

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Fri Sep 15, 2017, 09:01 PM

3. Good.

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