Napolitano: Sports Betting Ruling Could Set Precedent for Sanctuary City Battle
Judge Andrew Napolitano argued Tuesday that the recent ruling that struck down the ban on sports betting could set a precedent for the legal battle over sanctuary cities.
The Supreme Court struck down the federal law that barred sports gambling on Monday, which could quickly lead to legal sports betting in dozens of states.
"It basically reinforces the notion that the states can resist the federal government when the feds want the states to help enforce federal law," Napolitano said on "Fox & Friends."
He said that since individual states can choose whether or not they can enforce federal immigration law, California Gov. Jerry Brown can allow limited cooperation with ICE.
Multiple California cities and counties have opposed Senate Bill 54, which was signed into law by Brown (D) in October 2017. It limits cooperation between local law enforcement and federal immigration authorities.
Napolitano said that the Supreme Court's ruling on sports betting said that the federal government cannot force state officials to comply with federal law.
"Whether it's gambling, or whether it's ICE," he said.
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