The hearing Friday at the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals focuses on whether the administration exceeded its authority in setting new conditions not in legislation establishing the program. The case stems from a Chicago lawsuit.
U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber’s freeze applies to all 50 states. The Trump administration says, at worst, it should only apply to Chicago.
In a related case, U.S. District Judge William Orrick in California in November blocked President Donald Trump’s executive order nationwide that cut funds to sanctuary cities, saying Trump can’t set new conditions on spending OK’d by Congress.
This story has been corrected to show that the judge’s last name is spelled Leinenweber, not Leinenwebber.
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