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Texas Sanctuary City Lawsuit Unlikely To Find New Life

Law360 (March 16, 2018, 8:20 PM EDT) -- A Fifth Circuit ruling upholding the constitutionality of most of a Texas state law aimed at barring so-called sanctuary cities is different enough from other litigation percolating through federal courts that it’s an unlikely candidate for U.S. Supreme Court review, experts say.

The March 13 panel decision from the Fifth Circuit held that the state’s mandate for local law enforcement to comply with certain U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer requests does not violate the Fourth Amendment. There’s no direct circuit split on that issue, and much of...
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