This afternoon, Mayor Ed Murray and City Attorney Pete Holmes announced that they have filed a lawsuit on behalf of the city against President Trump, Attorney General Sessions, and Secretary of Homeland Security Kelly over Trump’s January 25th executive order directing a crackdown on so-called “sanctuary cities.”
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Daniel Ramirez’s legal team is following an unusual strategy. It’s keeping his case alive, but now it’s also keeping him locked up.
Continue reading Ramirez staying in ICE detention, for now
This morning, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Session delivered remarks on the topic of so-called “sanctuary cities” and how the Trump Administration would respond, amping up the rhetoric with some specific threats — though not necessarily ones he can keep.
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Last month the Secretary of Homeland Security issued two memos on immigration enforcement One of the memos directed Immigrations and Customs Enforcement to start issuing regular reports on state, county and local jurisdictions who refuse to give full support to ICE’s enforcement of immigration laws. The first report came out today.
Continue reading ICE starts publishing info on jurisdictions that don’t support it
The judge in the Daniel Ramirez arrest and detention case filed a report this afternoon, and gave Ramirez part of what he what he wanted.
Continue reading Ramirez gets his trial
As I predicted last week, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has re-filed its lawsuit against the City of Seattle over its ordinance granting Uber and Lyft drivers the right to unionize.
Continue reading US Chamber of Commerce re-files lawsuit over Uber driver unionization
This morning a group of Seattle landlords sued the City of Seattle over the “first in time” tenant ordinance passed last August.
Continue reading Landlords file suit over first-in-time renting ordinance
This morning US Magistrate Judge James Donohue held another hearing in the case of DACA recipient Daniel Ramirez, who has been detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement for nearly a month.
Continue reading Arguments sharpen in Daniel Ramirez case
I know this only has peripheral connection to the City Council (though they are watching the case very closely), but for the late-night crowd I thought I’d throw in a recap of the latest round in the battle between the State of Washington and the Trump administration over the President’s immigration executive order.
Trump lost another battle in front of the appeals court today.
Continue reading Trump loses another round in appeal of immigration executive order
Last Friday, the legal team for Daniel Ramirez asked the Us District Court for an immediate hearing on its emergency motion for Ramirez’s conditional release. This morning, the judge said no.
Continue reading Ramirez case won’t get immediate hearing