Skip to comments.Justice Department Sues State of California, California Governor, and California Attorney General for Prohibiting the Operation of Private Detention Facilities in the State
Posted on 02/10/2020 3:42:41 PM PST by ransomnote
The Justice Department filed suit against California Governor Gavin Newsom, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, and the State of California challenging California state law A.B. 32, which prohibits any individual or entity from operating private detention facilities in the state.
Under A.B. 32, prisoners and detainees currently housed in private facilities in California will have to be relocated at great cost, potentially isolating prisoners and detainees from their families and causing overcrowding in neighboring states. The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), for example, which is responsible for the housing and transportation of federal prisoners awaiting trial and sentencing, will need to relocate nearly 50 percent of its inmates in the Southern District of California and nearly 30 percent of its total California inmates to out-of-state facilities.
A.B. 32 will also require frequent and costly transportation of prisoners and detainees. For USMS, pretrial inmates will have to be frequently transported to and from California to meet the demands of courts, defense attorneys, and any pretrial or probationary requirements. And for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), which is responsible for the housing and transportation of immigration detainees, any aliens apprehended in California (about 45,000 in fiscal year 2019) will have to be transported to out-of-state facilities using costly air or ground transportation. This drastic increase in USMS and ICE transportation requirements will also heighten security concerns. Finally, A.B. 32 may delay federal proceedings due to the out-of-state relocation of prisoners and detainees.
The lawsuit challenges A.B. 32 as unlawful under the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution because A.B. 32 substantially obstructs the federal government’s housing of federal prisoners and detainees, stands as an obstacle to the accomplishment of congressional objectives related to criminal law and immigration enforcement, directly regulates federal operations, and discriminates against the United States by granting exceptions for California that do not apply to the federal government or its contractors.
A copy of the complaint is available here. The Department of Justice has also moved to enjoin the enforcement of A.B. 32 against the federal government and its contractors. A copy of the motion is available here.
The year 2020 marks the 150th anniversary of the Department of Justice. Learn more about the history of our agency at www.Justice.gov/Celebrating150Years.
California seems to think it’s a separate country.
John Dean is the DemocRATs John Dean, too.
Kommiefornia “feels”. Thought is not practiced in that Third World Schiff hole.
They should be careful what they wish for.
More good news below:
Barr announces sweeping new sanctions, ‘significant escalation’ against left-wing sanctuary cities
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Charging that so-called “sanctuary” cities that protect illegal immigrants are jeopardizing domestic security, Attorney General Bill Barr announced a slew of additional sanctions that he called a “significant escalation” against left-wing local and state governments that obstruct the “lawful functioning of our nation’s immigration system.”
Speaking at the National Sheriffs Association 2020 Winter Legislative and Technology Conference in Washington, D.C., Barr said the Justice Department would immediately file multiple lawsuits against sanctuary jurisdictions, and implement new national reviews of left-wing sanctuary governments and prosecutors.
“The department is filing a complaint against the State of New Jersey seeking declaratory and injunctive relief against its laws that forbid state and local law enforcement from sharing vital information about criminal aliens with DHS,” Barr said.
Great start, but far from true justice. If there were to be real justice, the traitorous wretches would be going to prison for obstruction.
Arrest Governor Donothing Newsom
This is really good news!!!!!
Why aren’t they being arrested for the clear statutory violations?
-—yes—I’d prefer to see the governor, the state attorney-general and the heads of the legislative bodies in a federal prison, facing a military tribunal-—
Barr very busy today.
We can only hope. The sooner calholes leave the union, the better.
“”currently housed in private facilities in California will have to be relocated at great cost, potentially isolating prisoners and detainees from their families “”
What the heck are “private” facilities and CA lawmakers don’t recognize the irony of separating prisoners and detainees from their families after the dem ruckus (yeah, that’s CA policy makers)of accusing President Trump of separating families? OH! the Horrors! Or spelled differently if you will.
“”the state attorney-general””
Can we make that “former” AG also?
Make the citizens who elected these jerks to pay restitution to the US Taxpayer.
Why take this Approach?? I think they should have RAIDED the State Capitol with SWAT Teams and siezed everything.
Take that, Governor Nuisance!
Send that nickname to President Trump!
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