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Court Rejects Challenge to Florida's 'Sanctuary City' Law, Finding Lack of Standing

The Court addressed jurisdictional issues surrounding the race-based discrimination claims of organizational plaintiffs brought against the Governor and Attorney General of Florida. Specifically, the plaintiffs alleged that Senate Bill 168 (“S.B. 168”) includes provisions that were adopted with the “intent to discriminate based on race and national origin in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment.” The district court permanently enjoined the governor and attorney general from enforcing compliance with several of the law’s provisions. The Eleventh Circuit, however, found that the plaintiffs challenging the "Sanctuary City" law lacked standing and vacated the district court’s judgment for lack of jurisdiction.

L. Brock Trulove, City of S. Miami v. Governor, 5 Cumb. L. Rev. Online 6 (2023).

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