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Mar 19, 2018

This execution would be extra cruel, lawyers say

Welcome to Monday, the 41st anniversary of the final episode of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” Here are some news items to get your week started. — Executing this client could be especially painful, lawyers say. — California city might opt out of the “Sanctuary State” amid constitutional concerns. — Lawyers have their own online-commiseration […]

Aug 15, 2017

Trump’s sanctuary city threat triggers confusion, changes

CHICAGO — From defiant lawsuits to reversing policies, U.S. cities and counties are zeroing in on their immigration rules to avoid losing millions in public safety dollars that the White House has threatened to withhold amid a high-stakes clash over sanctuary policies. President Donald Trump has made it a top priority to revoke federal dollars […]

Aug 3, 2017

Sessions threatens Baltimore with loss of crime-fighting help

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions moved Thursday to again punish so-called sanctuary cities, this time threatening to deny federal crime-fighting resources to four cities beset by violence if they don’t step up efforts to help detain and deport people living in the country illegally. The Justice Department sent letters to cities struggling with gun violence, […]

Nov 17, 2016

Rawlings-Blake bucks Trump, vows Baltimore will remain ‘welcoming city’ to immigrants

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on Thursday dubbed Baltimore a “welcoming city” and stood by an order preventing police and other city employees from asking about a resident’s immigration status. Rawlings-Blake issued the executive order in 2012, but such practices, which are also used in many major cities in the United States, have been criticized by conservatives […]

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