2 Mass. Sanctuary Cities Sue Trump Over Funding Cut Threat

Law360, New York (February 9, 2017, 2:03 PM EST) -- Two sanctuary cities in Massachusetts, backed by a legal team including lawyers from Goodwin Procter LLP, on Wednesday filed suit against President Donald Trump over his threats to strip federal funding for defying his immigration priorities.

Trump’s January executive order is a vague and unconstitutional federal power grab, the cities of Chelsea and Lawrence argued. The cities both deprioritize immigration enforcement, but with Trump’s executive order, they’re not sure whether they’ll lose out on tens of millions of dollars annually, a “gun to the head” for...
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Case Title

City of Chelsea et al v. Trump, President of the United States et al

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George A. OToole, Jr

Date Filed

February 8, 2017

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