Making Constitutional Federalism Great Again
[Thursday], the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled against the Trump Administration on nearly all the disputed issues in the California “sanctuary state” case. The ruling is an important victory for federalism in the ongoing legal struggle between Trump and various “blue” sanctuary jurisdictions. This case is the latest in a long line of Trump administration defeats in sanctuary cases that have helped make constitutional federalism great again. The implications go well beyond the specific context of immigration.
The Trump Administration’s attacks on federalism via the sanctuary city trash-talk is part of why I refuse to acknowledge the administration as legitimately conservative.