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Federal appeals court: executive order denying funding to ‘sanctuary cities’ unconstitutional

August 2, 2018

Via: Jurist

The US Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday struck down President Donald Trump’s executive order to end federal grant funding to sanctuary cities.

Executive Order 13,768, “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States,” directed the Attorney General and the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to withhold federal grant funding from so-called sanctuary jurisdictions. The lawsuit challenged the order, saying it was unconstitutional because only Congress can impose conditions for federal grant appropriations.

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