Tuesday, April 25, 2017

AP: Judge William Orrick Blocks Trump Order on Sanctuary City Funding - Kate Steinle could not be reached for comment. --tma

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The Recorder

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A federal judge on Tuesday blocked a Trump administration order to withhold funding from communities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities, saying the president has no authority to attach new conditions to federal spending.

U.S. District Judge William Orrick issued the temporary ruling in a lawsuit against the executive order targeting so-called sanctuary cities. The decision will stay in place while the lawsuit works its way through court. ...