Government 101–Federal Authority Limited

As this story relates, Trump’s sound and fury about stripping federal funds from police in “sanctuary cities”  hasn’t gone over well in court.  Chicago sued Attorney General Sessions on a variety of grounds, including the 10th Amendment’s reserving, for the states and the people, all powers not specifically granted by the Constitution to the federal government which, Chicago argues, includes micro-managing how local police treat people being questioned or held for a crime.  The judge has ruled that this argument, along with others advanced by Chicago (and by other cities in separate lawsuits), deserves to be heard.  So, Presidential threats wither again under court scrutiny as this punitive policy is put on hold. Stay tuned.