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California Judge Continues to Block Trump’s Sanctuary City Order

U.S. District Judge William Orrick III in San Francisco issued a decision Thursday rejecting a request by the Department of Justice to reconsider his April decision to block President Donald Trump’s executive order threatening to cut funding from sanctuary cities.

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California Grapples with New ‘Sanctuary City Definition

Several California jurisdictions that are challenging President Donald Trump’s executive order blocking federal funding from being allocated to state and local government that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration law are facing a new definition of “sanctuary city.”

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Justice Breyer: No Comment on Donald Trump, but Detention Camps Unlikely

Justice Stephen Breyer will not express an opinion on Donald Trump as a presidential candidate, in keeping with two centuries of Supreme Court tradition. But he did express an opinion on a related point: American courts are unlikely to allow Muslims to be held in detention camps.

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Federal Judge Blocks Alabama From Defunding Planned Parenthood

A federal judge is temporarily blocking Alabama from terminating its Medicaid funds to Planned Parenthood, in the wake of a series of videos exposing the abortion business’ apparent practice of harvesting the organs of unborn babies for sale on the open market.

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Planned Parenthood Gets Another Reprieve From Federal Judge in Louisiana

A federal judge in Baton Rouge says Louisiana must continue to fund Planned Parenthood affiliates in that state for 14 more days. The ruling involves a lawsuit filed by the abortion business over Gov. Bobby Jindal’s recent order to terminate its Medicaid funding according to the state’s contract.