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A Federal Judge in California ruled against the administration’s order that sanctuary cities either comply with the law or lose federal funding.

A federal judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump’s attempt to withhold funding from “sanctuary cities” that do not cooperate with U.S. immigration officials, saying the president has no authority to attach new conditions to federal spending.

U.S. District Judge William Orrick issued the preliminary injunction in two lawsuits – one brought by the city of San Francisco, the other by Santa Clara County – against an executive order targeting communities that protect immigrants from deportation.

There may actually be some legitimacy to this ruling. The President might lack the authority to decide how earmarked monies are spent – a kind of late-term line item veto. It could be judicial overreach and interferrence. It could be both. I’ve looked into it as far as I think wise, especially considering there is a better and legal approach:

The local officials in these cities are committing felonies under 8 U.S.C. § 1324. Let them keep our tax dollars. Maybe they can buy some cigarettes in prison.

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Lock ’em up with one of their friends. Star Tribune / Vigo County, IN Jail.

In related news, the Ninth Circuit will be dismayed to learn one of their beloved scholarly, academic-type foreign invaders has been arrested. Azhar Hussain, professor of aviation at Indiana State University was booked on charges related to his fabricating false hate crime nonsense. That keeps the otherkin hate crime hoax rate at exactly 100%. Every. Single. Time.

 

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