WASHINGTON, D.C., April 25 – In response to the action today by a federal district court in San Francisco, blocking an order of the Trump administration that would cut off funding to sanctuary cities, Alliance for Justice President Nan Aron issued the following statement:

“Today’s ruling is one more proof of the vital importance of independent federal courts at all levels, as checks against executive overreach in general and the potential illegal and unconstitutional acts of this administration in particular. In his first 100 days in office, President Trump has repeatedly shown disregard for the law and Constitution. Thankfully, the courts have been there to uphold the law and protect the rights this administration would discard. And with more than a hundred vacancies on those courts, it’s more critical than ever that senators examine every federal judicial nominee to ensure their loyalties are only to the law and not to any party or politician.”