OA66: Sanctuary Cities

In this episode, the guys break down the recent decision by a federal court to enjoin the enforcement of President Trump’s Executive Order 13768 regarding Sanctuary Cities.

First, though, Andrew tackles a popular question from Brad Kalmanson (and others) as to whether Donald Trump can really make good on his weird threat to “break up” the 9th Circuit.  The answer will almost certainly surprise you.

In the main segment, we analyze the Sanctuary Cities Executive Order and the Trump Administration’s rather amazing legal “strategy” they orchestrated to try and defend it.  If you have Trump supporters in your news feed (or are one yourself!), you’ll be amazed at what the administration did.

After that, Andrew answers an in-person question from David at ReasonCon about the practice of law.

Finally, we end with a brand new Thomas Takes the Bar Exam question #22 about selling a priceless work of art.  Remember that TTTBE issues a new question every Friday, followed by the answer on next Tuesday’s show.  Don’t forget to play along by following our Twitter feed (@Openargs) and/or our Facebook Page and quoting the Tweet or Facebook Post that announces this episode along with your guess and reason(s)!

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Show Notes & Links

  1. This is a nice primer on the creation of the current federal judiciary, beginning with the Federal Judiciary Act of 1789.
  2. Here is a link to the decision by the Northern District of California enjoining the enforcement of EO 13768.
  3. This link is to the text of EO 13768.
  4. And this is 8 U.S.C. § 1373, referenced in the EO.

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