5th Circ. Approves Much Of Texas' Anti-Sanctuary City Law

Law360 (March 13, 2018, 11:09 PM EDT) -- A Fifth Circuit panel Tuesday upheld most of a Texas statute that bars so-called sanctuary city policies, vacating most of the district court’s injunctions of the statute after finding that it is largely not in violation of the U.S. Constitution.

In a unanimous decision penned by U.S. Circuit Judge Edith H. Jones, the panel found that only one section of Texas’ S.B. 4 — a prohibition for elected officials from endorsing policy under which an agency would limit the enforcement of immigration laws — should remain...
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Case Title

City of El Cenizo, Texas, et al v. State of Texas, et al

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Appellate - 5th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3950 Constitutionality of State Statutes

Date Filed

September 5, 2017

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