GOP governors' ploy highlights the value of giving states the power to issue their own migration visas. It can simultaneously ease labor shortages, reduce disorder at the border, enable more migrants to escape poverty and oppression, and help restore the original meaning of the Constitution.
Political scientist David Leal explains why conservatives should reject efforts to compel states and localities to help enforce federal laws these jurisdictions oppose.
Conservative Judges Chose Legal Principles Over Partisanship and Trump—But We Shouldn't Take that for Granted
Conservative judges have stymied Trump in his election challenges - and many other cases where his positions went against their legal principles. But a populist/nationalist GOP could gradually change the nature of conservative jurisprudence.
The ruling is yet another setback for the administration, though legal battles over sanctuary jurisdictions will continue.
The constitutional showdown over federalism and immigration approaches SCOTUS.
California has largely prevailed in the lower courts, and the administration's petition focuses on the part of the law with the strongest backing from Supreme Court federalism precedent. It's a case the administration deserves to lose.
Federal judges rule state cannot be forced to assist immigration officials.
Federal Appellate Court Rules Against Trump Administration on Most Issues in California "Sanctuary State" Case
The ruling, written by a Republican-appointed judge, is an important victory for federalism.
The suspect's previous DUI arrests didn't even put him on ICE's radar.
Federal Court Rules Against Trump Administration on Most Issues in California "Sanctuary State" Case
The ruling is just the start of what may be a prolonged legal battle over immigration and federalism.
The feds may commandeer local police into administering neither federal gun control nor federal immigration policy.