If the Executive Branch can determine policy, and then use the power of the purse to mandate compliance with that policy by state and local governments, all without the authorization...of elected legislators, that check against tyranny is forsaken.

April 23, 2018 AT 3:00 AM

Federal Judge Ilana Rovner, a Republican appointee, in her ruling last week against the Trump administration's attempt to withhold funding from "sanctuary cities" that do not comply with all federal immigration enforcement.