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City of New York v. Department of Justice

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-796 2nd Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether Congress authorized the Department of Justice to condition funding for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (Byrne JAG) program — which sets aside funds for state and local criminal justice priorities — on acceptance of DOJ’s new requirements that state and local government grant recipients (1) respond to ad hoc requests from federal officials for the release dates of non-citizens in grantees’ custody, (2) provide federal agents with access to grantees’ jails and police stations in order to question suspected non-citizens, and (3) certify compliance with 8 U.S.C. § 1373, which purports to prohibit state and local governments from regulating when their employees may share information with federal officials regarding a person’s citizenship or immigration status.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Dec 07 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 11, 2021)
Jan 06 2021Memorandum of respondents Department of Justice, et al. filed. VIDED.
Jan 20 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/19/2021.