Format: 2017-02
Jan 26, 2017

"(Trump) has vastly overstated the funding that could be at issue with these sanctuary policies. Any attempts to withhold funds will certainly be the source of litigation and the courts, not the president, will be the ultimate arbitrator," said Peter Markowitz, a professor at New York's Cardozo School of Law, who focuses on immigration.

Jan 26, 2017

“The rhetoric doesn’t match the legal authority,” said Peter L. Markowitz, the director of the Immigration Justice Clinic at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York. “In fact, the president has very limited power to exercise any kind of significant defunding.”

Jan 26, 2017

"What's clear is there is no federal law that requires New York City or any other city to participate in federal immigration enforcement activities, nor could there be." - Professor Peter Markowitz on NY1

Jan 25, 2017

"The Constitution prohibits the president from defunding jurisdictions that won't do his bidding," Markowitz said. "There's nothing in federal law that requires localities or states to participate in federal immigration enforcement. Second, the Constitution grants Congress — not the president — the power to determine how federal dollars are spent."

Jan 13, 2017

An important issue in the changing nature of how traditional print media offers news and analysis to the public was raised when a blogger for The Nation magazine whose contract was not renewed filed for unemployment compensation.

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