Trump's Tweets On Court Blocking 'Sanctuary City' Order: 5 Facts To Know

U.S. District Judge William Orrick issued the temporary ruling Tuesday in a lawsuit over the executive order targeting sanctuary cities, including NY.

In public comments and an early morning tweet-storm Wednesday and an angry late-night White House statement Tuesday, Trump blasted the "egregious overreach" and "ridiculous" ruling by an "unelected" federal judge based "in San Francisco", following a decision that blocked the administration's plans to financially punish so-called sanctuary cities.

"Out of our very big country, with many choices, does everyone notice that both the "ban" case and now the "sanctuary" case is brought in the Ninth Circuit, which has a awful record of being overturned (close to 80%)", Trump wrote over two tweets. Trump is accusing political opponents of "judge shopping" - more commonly called "forum shopping", a colloquial term for the practice of searching for a judge who will grant a favorable outcome - in order to get cases heard by the 9th Circuit.

Following Judge Orrick's ruling, a further setback to the President's immigration agenda after his Muslim travel ban was also blocked, the White House launched a blistering attack on his decision.

In his 49-page opinion Tuesday, Orrick sided with Santa Clara County and the city and county of San Francisco in their challenge to Trump's sanctuary cities executive order.

TRUMP: The 9th Circuit has "a awful record of being overturned (close to 80 percent)".

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Orrick issued the temporary judgment in a lawsuit against the executive order targeting sanctuary cities.

These are cities - among them New York, Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago and San Francisco - that have limited their cooperation with federal immigration authorities. "These cities are engaged in risky and unlawful nullification of federal law in an attempt to erase our borders", the White House said in a statement.

U.S. District Judge William Orrick in San Francisco said the president has no authority to attach new conditions of his own to spending that was approved by Congress. "But we are confident we will ultimately prevail in the Supreme Court, just as we will prevail in our lawful efforts to impose immigration restrictions necessary to keep terrorists out of the United States". Almost 20 of the 25 active judges on the court were appointed by Democrats.

Judge Orrick said that the language of the executive order made clear it sought to withhold funds beyond law enforcement.

Additionally, for the law to survive, there must be a connection between the money at stake and the immigration policy the president is seeking to enforce, Schlanger said.

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