Red States Back Fla.'s Anti-Sanctuary City Law At 11th Circ.

By Mike LaSusa (May 26, 2022, 6:57 PM EDT) -- A raft of conservative states has urged the Eleventh Circuit to side with Florida in the Sunshine State's effort to upend a federal judge's ruling finding key portions of a 2019 law banning "sanctuary" immigration policies were unconstitutionally discriminatory.

Seventeen states, all but two run by Republican governors, filed an amicus brief on Wednesday arguing federal courts should be cautious about second-guessing state lawmakers, lamenting that the district court hadn't applied the "presumption of legislative good faith."

"Too often, courts accept the invitation to usurp the legislative role by ascribing invidious intent to legislative enactments based on sheer policy disagreement, dressed...

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