Trump calls court's sanctuary ruling ridiculous
- Author: Alfonso Moody Apr 27, 2017,
Apr 27, 2017, 2:14
It's a case potentially headed for a Supreme Court whose newest member had to distance himself from Trump's prior judiciary bashing.
"The idea that an agency can't put in some reasonable restriction on how some of these moneys are spent is something that will be overturned eventually, and we will win at the Supreme Court level at some point", Priebus said.
Orrick issued the temporary judgment in a lawsuit against the executive order targeting sanctuary cities.
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"This San Francisco judge's erroneous ruling is a gift to the criminal gang and cartel element in our country, empowering the worst kind of human trafficking and sex trafficking, and putting thousands of innocent lives at risk".
Similar to these rulings, it was the rhetoric that has surrounded the Trump administration that served as something of a "smoking gun" in Judge Orrick's decision.
In the most recent full term, the Supreme Court did reverse eight of the 11 cases it heard from the San Francisco-based court. "It's got close to an 80 percent reversal period, and what's going on in the 9th Circuit is a shame".More news: Canadian woman faces human smuggling charges
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's office slammed the decision in a statement as an "egregious overreach by a single, unelected district judge".
Trump's tweets echo a White House statement released Tuesday night after Orrick's ruling. The two local governments that sued to block Trump's order, San Francisco and Santa Clara County, are in California and therefore routinely filed in the court in their neighborhood.
Orrick also ruled that Trump's January 25 order to deny federal funds to sanctuary cities violated the Constitution. "Federal funding that bears no meaningful relationship to immigration enforcement can not be threatened merely because a jurisdiction chooses an immigration enforcement strategy of which the President disapproves".
It wasn't the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals that ruled against the administration on "sanctuary cities".
The Trump administration plans to appeal the ruling from the district court, which falls under the US 9th Circuit. But other circuits have seen their decisions overturned at a higher rate.
The administration has often criticized the 9th circuit. In that case, it was Trump's top law enforcement officer who lashed out.
Judge Orrick said that the language of the executive order made clear it sought to withhold funds beyond law enforcement.