DOJ Grant Conditions Targeting Sanctuary Jurisdictions: Litigation Update [May 4, 2018] [open pdf - 458KB]
"On April 19, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (Seventh Circuit) upheld a nationwide preliminary injunction blocking the Department of Justice (DOJ) from implementing two new conditions that the agency imposed on the receipt of federal funds from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (Byrne JAG) Program. This litigation is one of several lawsuits stemming from Section 9 of President Trump's January 30, 2017 Executive Order targeting 'sanctuary jurisdictions' and executive implementation of that order. One group of lawsuits has sought to enjoin the executive order's enforcement. Another group of lawsuits, including one filed by the City of Chicago, Illinois, were brought after the DOJ announced new conditions for certain federal grant programs that made the receipt of funds contingent on grant recipients' compliance with particular federal immigration policies. The focus of this Sidebar discusses the Chicago litigation, including potential legislative responses to the injunction."
CRS Legal Sidebar, LSB10126
Federation of American Scientists: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/index.html