August 31, 2017

SF Gate, Dominic Fracassa, August 30, 2017- San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera filed a motion on Wednesday urging a federal judge to declare the Trump administration’s efforts to cut off funding for sanctuary jurisdictions unconstitutional. Herrera’s office successfully blocked the executive order from taking effect in April. Signed by …

July 28, 2017

San Rafael Patch, Staff, July 27, 2017- Two lawyers representing Bay Area cities and counties have said they believe U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ new directive on sanctuary cities is unconstitutional. The directive announced by Sessions on Tuesday sets conditions for local governments receiving federal funding under a program known …

July 24, 2017

Chicago Tribune, Associated Press, July 21, 2017- federal judge in San Francisco on Thursday refused to reinstate President Donald Trump‘s executive order to cut funding from cities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities. The U.S. Department of Justice had asked U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick to reverse his …

November 15, 2016

Vox Julia Belluz November 9, 2016 In a major blow to the beverage industry, all four cities that voted on soda taxes yesterday passed them in landslide victories. San Francisco, Oakland, and Albany, California, voted in ballot measures that would levy a penny-per-ounce tax on distributors of sugary drinks. The …