Month: March 2017

Torlakson Files Court Brief to Protect Federal Funding for Schools

SACRAMENTO — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson filed a court brief Wednesday supporting Santa Clara County’s request to halt an executive order by President Donald Trump that threatens to stop federal funding for California cities, counties, and possibly public schools. Torlakson filed a friend of the court brief in the Federal Court’s Ninth District, where Santa Clara County has filed for a preliminary injunction to stop the President’s Executive Order of January 2017. The injunction request said the order is unconstitutional because it would compel local governments to take an active role in enforcing immigration law and could withhold …

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