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Presidential Power

Readings and resources concerning presidential power.

Origin of Dispute

Cases of Interest

New News

Mica Rosenberg and Dan Levine, Difficult Legal Path Forward for Trump in Sanctuary Cities Case, Reuters Poltiics, Apr. 27, 2017

Nina Totenberg, Trump's Tweets on Court Blocking 'Sanctuary City' Order: 5 Facts to Know, NPR, Apr. 26, 2017

Vivian Yee, Judge Blocks Trump Effort to Withhold Money from Sanctuary Cities, New York Times, Apr. 25, 2017

Kartikay Mehrotra and Erik Larson, Trump's Sanctuary Cities Order Blocked by Federal Judge, Bloomberg Politics, Apr. 25, 2017

Older News

Kartikay Mehrotra, Federal Judge in California Deals Blow to Trump Policy on Sanctuary Cities, Chicago Tribune, Apr. 14, 2017 

Jonathan Blitzer, The Trump Era Tests the True Power of Sanctuary Cities, The New Yorker, April 18, 2017 

Pete Williams, San Francisco Seeks Ban on Trump ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Order, NBCNews.com, Apr. 14, 2017

Eric Levenson, Seattle challenges Trump over executive order on 'sanctuary cities', CNN, Mar. 30, 2017

Daniel Beekman, Seattle sues Trump administration over ‘sanctuary cities’ order, Seattle Times, Mar. 29, 2017 

Sonali Kohli, 34 Cities and Counties Urge a Federal Judge to Block Trump's 'Sanctuary Cities' Executive Order, L.A. Times, Mar. 23, 2017

Jasmine C. Lee, Rudy Omri, and Julia Preston, What Are Sanctuary Cities?, The New York Times, Feb. 6, 2017

Thomas Fuller, San Francisco Sues Trump Over ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Order, The New York Times, Jan. 31, 2017

Garrett Epps, Trump's Sloppy, Unconstitutional Order on 'Sanctuary Cities', The Atlantic, Jan. 30, 2017 

Local Interest

Sasha Jenkins, Rethinking modern immigration policy, Daily (UW), Feb. 23, 2017 (quotes Prof. Christine Cimini)

Timothy Kenney, Is DACA over? 5 questions for an immigration attorney, Seattle Globalist, Feb. 22, 2017 (interview with Prof. Angélica Cházaro)

Evan Thompson, SW Record examines complex sanctuary debate, S. Whidbey Record, Feb. 17, 2017 (quotes Prof. Hugh Spitzer

Evan Thompson, Sanctuary city? Yea or nay, Langley council to decide Monday, S. Whidbey Record, Feb. 4, 2017 (quotes Prof. Hugh Spitzer)

Josh Farley, Kitsap's 'sanctuary' status a gray area, Kitsap Sun, Feb. 4, 2017 (quotes Prof. Hugh Spitzer)

Melissa Santos, Can Trump Withhold Money from Sanctuary Cities? Some Question Legality of Order, News Tribune, Jan. 31, 2017 (quotes Prof. Hugh Spitzer)

How the Supreme Court could derail Trump's plan to punish sanctuary cities like Seattle, KUOW, Jan. 17, 2017. Interview with Prof. Hugh Spitzer (4:32)

Hugh Spitzer, "Sanctuary Cities" to Find Sanctuary in the Rehnquist and Roberts Courts, Jurist, Dec. 30, 2016

Petr SvabDakota Access Pipeline: Behind the Standoff at Standing Rock, Epoch Times, Dec. 16, 2016 (quotes Prof. Bob Anderson)

Erin Durkin, Here’s how Trump’s plan to defund sanctuary cities could play out, Daily News (N.Y.), Nov. 23, 2016 (quotes Prof. Mary Fan)

Gene Johnson, 'Sanctuary cities' vow to protect immigrants from Trump plan, AP, Nov. 15, 2016 (quotes Prof. Mary Fan)

A Closer Look