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Reconsideration Denied in Sanctuary Cities Case

Two months ago, I noted that Attorney General Sessions had formally clarified the scope of the defunding provision of President Trump's Executive Order 13768 on so-called sanctuary cities and federal grants. See also this post from April on the misguided injunction against that provision.

After the AG's clarification, the Government moved for reconsideration.  Today, to the surprise of no one, Judge Orrick denied that motion.

Unlike the travel ban case, this case does not involve a temporary order that is or shortly will be moot.  If the Ninth Circuit does not reverse the injunction, it should go to the Supreme Court.


21 age Drinking Miminum
55 mph Driving Maximum

It seems as though in the old days, Congress had to alter the federal law in order to stop executive enforcement and the denial of federal funds to offending jurisdictions. [They wrote the laws after all.]
The legislation, which is officially known as the National Highway System Designation Act, now goes to the White House. President Clinton has
objected to certain parts of the legislation, especially the lifting of the
national speed limit, but he has not said if he will sign the legislation.


Nowadays abusive judges merely devour congressional and executive powers
and distort judicial review.
They thusly spit on the Constitution, violating Art 1 Sec 1 & Art 2 Sec 1.


~"Politicizing," or telling the truth?

Texas' Lt. Governor blames truck deaths on Sanctuary Cities
that 'enable human smugglers'

Published July 24, 2017 Fox News

"... authorities in his state discovered 8 people dead inside a sweltering tractor-trailer in a San Antonio Walmart parking lot and about 17 others in critical condition.
The tragedy came to light after a person from the truck approached
a Walmart employee and asked for water ..

San Antonio is about a 150-mile drive from the Mexican border."

"There's a new law in Texas that prevents cities from being sanctuaries for immigrants who are in the country illegally. Today in San Antonio, the
hearing is being held in federal court over an attempt to block that law."

[The cities of Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, & Austin are
among the local governments suing Texas over the law.]

Patrick, a Republican, posted on Facebook:
"Sanctuary cities entice people to believe they can come to America and Texas and live outside the law. Sanctuary cities also enable human smugglers and cartels. Today, these people paid a terrible price and demonstrate why we need a secure border ..."
Bob Libal, Exec Dir. of Grassroots Leadership, an Austin-based nonprofit supportive of illegal immigration told the AP:
"Everyone's thoughts today should be not in politicizing it but in making sure that everyone who survived this ordeal is treated with respect ..."


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