Judge rules that the administration is not allowed to ‘redistribute or withhold’ funds from cities to effect policy goals

Donald Trump’s executive order threatening to withhold funding from “sanctuary cities” that limit cooperation with immigration authorities is unconstitutional, but a judge went too far when he blocked its enforcement nationwide, a US appeals court ruled Wednesday.

In a 2-1 ruling, the ninth US circuit court of appeals agreed that the order exceeded the president’s authority.

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