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.