Saturday, July 1, 2017
In this podcast, Professor Elizabeth Joh evaluates the claims in County of Santa Clara v. Trump, in which the district court enjoined President Trump's attempt through executive order to cut federal funding to "sanctuary cities." Click the link here to listen.
Specifically, in an executive order, Trump threatened to withhold federal money from any place acting as a “sanctuary city.” Supreme Court rulings over the 20th century have ruled in different ways on how federal money can be used to influence the behavior of local governments. When it comes to the Spending Clause, how coercive is too coercive?