FTLF Managing Partner Edward “Ted” Waters was recently interviewed on Michigan NPR’s “Stateside” where he discussed issues surrounding the threatened discontinuation of federal grant funding to “sanctuary cities.” The interview aired on Friday, April 7, just days after Lansing became Michigan’s first official “sanctuary city”.
In the interview, Ted discusses the typical relation of defunding to grant conditions, the role of the suspension and debarment process, and various historical examples of threats to federal funding.
Ted recently published a blog on this topic as well as an op-ed in The Hill.
Click here to listen to the interview in its entirety and learn about other times the Supreme Court took up issue of withholding funds from cities, counties and states. Ted also discusses his thoughts on whether or not President Trump’s Executive Order will stand up to judicial scrutiny.
If you have questions about the Executive Order, Sanctuary Cities or general Federal Grants issues, please contact the Federal Grants Law group at Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP, www.ftlf.com or 202-466-8960.