For John, BLUF: Think of it as weaponizing the Judiciary to thwart the will of the voters. Nothing to see here; just move along.
The lede plus two:
California's attorney general insisted that the jurisdictions within the state are locking up dangerous illegal immigrants despite the Trump administration's argument that sanctuary cities endanger public safety.That is the trouble with giving young kids large responsibilities. They lack institutional memory. Like when the Federales threatened to withhold Federal Highway Funds if individual states didn't set the highway speed limit at 55 mph.
Xavier Becerra, former chairman of the House Democratic Caucus who was appointed to fill the attorney general's post vacated by now-Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), told CNN on Tuesday after a federal judge granted an injunction against the administration's vow to strip all federal funding from sanctuary cities that the White House is "in denial."
"You just have to read the constitution. It's very simple. You can't force states to do things that the constitution lets them do. And public safety is one of those items that a state has the responsibility to take care of, not the federal government," he said.
I wonder if we here in Lowell can get money back from the Federal Department of Housing and Ubran Development (Sec Ben Carson), which they took back because they (HUD) thought a local homeless organization wasn't following their policies.
I see chaos as unintended third order consequences kick in. On the other hand, Congress can fix this when it does the FY2018 Authorizations and Appropriations, come 1 October. Or SCOTUS can fix it, or not.
Hat tip to PJ Media.
Regards — Cliff