California, a sanctuary state sued the Sessions Justice Dept. which wanted to hold up funds for governments that would NOT help ICE apprehend illegal immigrants….
Only Federal law enforcement can enforce immigration law…
For years, police departments around the country have applied to the DOJ grant for money to bolster their community policing programs, which are focused on building stronger ties and trust with communities instead of traditional law-and-order enforcement.
Los Angeles routinely applies for funds through the program and received $3.125 million in 2016, which helped hire 25 officers, according to Feuer’s office.
But last year the rules for how funds would be awarded included a new caveat: Police departments that cooperated with immigration agents on identifying and apprehending jail inmates believed to be in the country illegally would be viewed more favorably.
Police departments seeking some of the $98-million pool of grant money were asked to demonstrate that they alert immigration agents before releasing jail inmates and give immigration agents jail access in order to conduct inmate interviews and review files. Los Angeles, which refused to abide by the new rules, was not awarded any money from the $98-million pool.
In issuing his ruling, U.S. District Judge Manuel Real agreed with Feuer that the new funding rules violated the separation of powers laid out in the nation’s Constitution…..
This IS from Republican appointed FEDERAL judges<..../em>
The Daily 202: Republican judges warn of ‘tyranny’ as they block Trump on ‘sanctuary cities’
A panel of three judges, each appointed by a Republican president to the federal appeals court in Chicago, ruled unanimously on Thursday against President Trump’s effort to withhold money from “sanctuary cities.”
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit upheld a nationwide injunction that blocks the Justice Department from using “the sword of federal funding to conscript state and local authorities to aid in federal civil immigration enforcement.”
Trump’s latest courtroom defeat offers yet another civics lesson about checks and balances for the first president in American history who lacks any prior governing or military experience. Unlike congressional Republicans who have by and large kowtowed and capitulated to Trumpism, despite private uneasiness and grumbling in many cases, Republican-appointed judges are free not to care about the wrath of the president or blowback from his loyalists. This gives them the breathing room to worry more about the rule of law than partisanship. That was the point of an independent judiciary and giving lifetime appointments. It’s how the Constitution is supposed to work…..
My Name Is Jack says
“Unlike Congressional Republicans who have by and large kowtowed and capitulated to Trumpism…”
You agree with that James?
….’by and large’?
NOTcompletely by any means?
Sure, we can dance around on that….
My Name Is Jack says
There is nothing to “dance” about.
As I mention here occasionally,this site is consumed by minutiae.Here is a good example….
A few Republicans ocassionally vote against Trump.So?Does that really have any effect on the fact that Trump controls todays Republican Party?Of course not.
Answering any valid point with reference to a minor “whataboutism” is not a real argument.Once again ,nothing more than minutiae.
So,yeah that happens sometimes,ok?
The Budget vote is NOT just a Mickey Mouse Vote…
No Healthcare Repeal is NOT just a Mickey Mouse vote…
Pompeo having trouble ain’t the picture of someone in complete control of his parties lawmakers….
Another Federal judge has ruled against Trump admin efforts to overturn California’s santuary city laws….
It seems more and more that Federal judges are being a stop gap against Trump efforts, often outright illegal , to challange established norms and rules/laws on many issues…