A Chicago judge amazingly rules that grant money can be mandatory – Hot Air Hot Air

 I don’t see how a district judge can make this kind of ruling on a nationwide basis. The lawsuit was brought by Chicago and ought to be adjudicated only within the district that Chicago resides. This is happening more and more… The judicial branch is not only making laws, but it is making laws in jurisdictions where it has no authority at all. The next thing you know it will rule that even if Congress says Chicago can’t have any grant money that the law will be “unconstitutional”. They might even rule the Constitution to be unconstitutional.
This is how anarchy happens. No one will know what law applies to whom. Two things could occur: one is that chaos prevails in the second that tyranny prevails. Neither is acceptable. Judges like this need to be quickly put in their places.
One of the ways to prevent this (hopefully) is to stop giving grants to states and municipalities. This would not only include grants from the Justice Department, but educational grants, environmental cleanup grants, subsidies for oil and sugar, and other handouts from the federal government. The states are rich enough to take care of their own, and if they need to they can raise taxes to pay for their goodies. The federal government can reduce taxes for all by not giving all these handouts to everyone.

A Chicago judge amazingly rules that grant money can be mandatory
Jazz ShawPosted at 8:31 am on September 16, 2017


The scrapping over JAG money (Justice Assistance Grants) for sanctuary cities reached the next level this week. A federal judge in Chicago somehow issued an injunction preventing the Justice Department from not issuing grant money to non-compliant cities. As the Associated Press reports, it was Chicago bringing the challenge, but the judge extended his ruling to cover the entire country.See Also: Is the Berkeley Free Speech week still going to happen?
A federal judge has ruled Attorney General Jeff Sessions cannot follow through with his threat to withhold public safety grant money to Chicago and other so-called sanctuary cities for refusing his order to impose tough immigration policies.
U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber on Friday granted Chicago’s request for a temporary “nationwide” injunction. That means the Justice Department can’t deny requests for the grant money until Chicago’s lawsuit against the agency is concluded. He wrote that Chicago has shown a “likelihood of success” in its arguments that Sessions overstepped his authority with the requirements.
You can catch more local coverage at the Chicago Tribune.


A Chicago judge amazingly rules that grant money can be mandatory

So what is Judge Leinenweber basing this ruling on? I’m not going to jump to any conclusions about bias in the case, particularly since he was a Reagan appointee and a Republican member of the state legislature before that. But the arguments he’s putting forth in the ruling seem to be indicating that not only do cities have some sort of inherent right to JAG money, but that they could suffer “irreparable harm” if they didn’t get it. The Daily Caller has part of the ruling up on their site.
“The court finds that the city has established that it would suffer irreparable harm if a preliminary injunction is not entered,” Leinenweber wrote according to Bloomberg. Leinenweber extended the order to jurisdictions around the country, “there being no reason to think that the legal issues present in this case are restricted to Chicago.”
This is puzzling to be sure. We’re not talking about some business arrangement or scheduled contract here. These are grants. While a significant number of states, municipalities and tribes do receive JAG funds each year, none of it is automatic. There’s a lengthy application process and list of qualifications before a law enforcement agency is even consid

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