Anti-'Sanctuary' Grant Rules Again Struck Down In Calif.

Law360 (March 5, 2019, 7:21 PM EST) -- A California federal judge has once again struck down a set of immigration-related conditions imposed on the receipt of federal public safety funds, delivering a blow to the Trump administration's fight against so-called "sanctuary" jurisdictions.

In a Monday ruling, U.S. District Judge William H. Orrick granted summary judgment in favor of California and San Francisco in their challenge to the five conditions placed on the 2018 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant, deeming the new requirements — including a nondisclosure mandate and further compliance with a law requiring more information-sharing — arbitrary and unconstitutional. 

While largely leaning on his opinion from...

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