Why Trump Deserves to Lose in Federal Court on Sanctuary Cities

The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on The Economic Crisis Report

The president’s executive order is unconstitutional under the 10th Amendment and the separation of powers.

Gage Skidmore / Flickr.comA federal judge has declared President Donald Trump’s executive order denying federal funding to so-called sanctuary cities to be unconstitutional. The judge got it right.

In his opinion this week in County of Santa Clara v. Trump, and the related case of City and County of San Francisco v. Trump, Judge William Orrick of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California found the president’s order to be in violation of the 10th Amendment, the Fifth Amendment, and the constitutional separation of powers.

“The Constitution vests the spending powers in Congress, not the President, so the Executive Order cannot constitutionally place new conditions on federal funds,” Judge Orrick wrote. “Further, the Tenth Amendment requires that conditions on federal funds be unambiguous and

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