City of Los Angeles v. Barr

The DOJ has a pot of money for local police departments who undertake various initiatives. Los Angeles officials: We didn’t get the $3.125 mil grant we sought because the DOJ favors jurisdictions that assist with the feds’ immigration enforcement efforts, which we decline to do. Ninth Circuit (over a dissent): The DOJ has broad discretion to decide how to allocate funds, and the grant program merely incentivizes, rather than coerces, jurisdictions to provide said assistance. And anyway, lots of jurisdictions that do not provide it were given grants, and lots of jurisdictions that do were not.

Tags: 2019, DOJ, Immigration, Ninth Circuit, Police

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