NY Says Funding Ban For Sanctuary Locales Unconstitutional

Law360, New York (November 16, 2018, 11:37 PM EST) -- The state of New York, along with several other jurisdictions, pressed a Manhattan federal judge Friday to issue a nationwide injunction blocking the Trump administration from cutting off law enforcement funding for so-called sanctuary jurisdictions, arguing new conditions for the funds are unlawful and unconstitutional.

New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Washington, Rhode Island, Virginia and New York City are challenging new requirements for receiving Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant funds — the top source of federal justice funding for state and local jurisdictions. Those requirements are the result of President Donald Trump's January 2017 executive order, which sought to...

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