Texas Cities Denounce Anti-Sanctuary City Law At 5th Circ.

Law360, Houston (October 16, 2017, 9:05 PM EDT) -- In three separate briefs filed with the Fifth Circuit Friday, some of Texas' largest cities voiced their opposition to a state statute that bars so-called sanctuary city policies, attacking it as an unconstitutional restriction of free speech and a violation of due process and the Fourth Amendment.

The cities of Houston and Dallas, in a brief filed together, told the court the law, known as Senate Bill 4, is a piece of "cruel, poorly-crafted, political legislation that purports to solve a problem that largely does not exist." The small border town of El Cenizo told the court the statute is "an...

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