A federal judge has ruled on Thursday that the US Justice Department cannot require that local police departments help immigration and customs enforcement in order to receive federal funding.
The move is a setback to the Trump administration in its effort to crack down on illegal immigration. But the ruling is only one in a long list of disputes between the Golden State and the current administration. California has filed 29 lawsuits against the Trump administration, the disputed issues vary from immigration, environment, census to voting rights. Some legal analysts say the lawsuits pose questions about the Constitution’s distribution of power.
We break down the biggest disputes between California and the federal government and explore if such clashes are historically unusual.
With guest host Libby Denkmann
Adam Liptak, Supreme Court reporter for The New York Times, who’s recently written a piece looking at the numerous lawsuits California has filed against the Trump administration; he tweets @adamliptak