Federal judge rules Trump defunding sanctuary cities ‘unconstitutional on its face’

A federal court last month blocked President Trump’s executive order halting certain federal funds for so-called sanctuary cities, calling it “unconstitutional on its face.” “The defendants are permanently enjoined from enforcing Section 9(a) of the Executive Order against jurisdictions they deem as sanctuary jurisdictions. Because Section 9(a) is unconstitutional on its face, and not simply…