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Checks And Balances Keeping Trump Administration Under Control

April 19, 2018

I was pleased to learn today that Donald Trump’s effort to crack down on sanctuary cities suffered another legal setback.

Today a federal appeals court in Chicago upheld a nationwide injunction against making federal grant funding contingent on cooperation with immigration enforcement.

A three-judge panel-all of whom are Republican appointees-ruled that there were strong indications that the administration exceeded its legal authority in trying to implement the new conditions without approval from Congress.

I have said on this blog, like many others have stated on-air or in newspaper editorials that the rule of law, and the checks and balances of this nation will see us through the threats from this administration.

Today we saw more evidence of that fact.  I am glad.

The ruling came on a suit filed by the City of Chicago after the Justice Department imposed the new conditions last July in a bid to encourage state and local governments to provide more assistance to immigration authorities.

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