Could the Sanctuary City Case stop the overreach of local judges

The ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Case Should Make Courts Stop Issuing National Rules For Local Cases Chicago’s ‘sanctuary’ cities case offers an important opportunity to challenge a dangerous practice of relatively recent advent: granting a nationwide injunction in a local dispute. The Federalist Margot Cleveland January 18, 2018 On Friday, the Department of Justice heads to the 27th Floor of the Dirksen Federal Building in downtown Chicago to defend its August 2017 decision to withhold federal funding from “sanctuary” cities. There, the DOJ will argue to a three-judge panel of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals that a lower court erred in … Continue reading

Quote Of The Day — September 4, 2015

. “The complete independence of the courts of justice is peculiarly essential in a limited Constitution. By a limited Constitution, I understand one which contains certain specified exceptions to the legislative authority …. Limitations of this kind can be preserved in practice no other way than through the medium of courts of justice, whose duty it must be to declare all acts contrary to the manifest tenor of the Constitution void. Without this, all the reservations of particular rights or privileges would amount to nothing.” Alexander Hamilton, (January 11, 1755 – July 12, 1804)   ~ ~   Grouchy   ~ … Continue reading