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US Supreme Court denies review of SF crisis pregnancy law; ordinance stands, City wins

SAN FRANCISCO, June 28, 2018 — City Attorney Dennis Herrera issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court today let stand lower court rulings upholding San Francisco’s ordinance that prevents anti-abortion centers from engaging in false or misleading advertising: “This case was about the truth. Now the truth prevails. These so-called crisis pregnancy centers […]

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San Francisco and other major cities sue the Pentagon over gun background checks

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 27, 2017 — City Attorney Dennis Herrera announced yesterday that San Francisco, New York, and Philadelphia filed a federal lawsuit in the morning against the Department of Defense for failing to fully comply with its legal obligations to report information to the national criminal background check system for gun sales. Herrera released […]

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Court rules Trump’s sanctuary executive order is unconstitutional

SAN FRANCISCO (Nov. 20, 2017) — City Attorney Dennis Herrera today released the following statement on the U.S. District Court issuing a permanent injunction prohibiting the federal government from enforcing President Donald Trump’s unconstitutional executive order that sought to strip federal funding from sanctuary jurisdictions: “This is a victory for the American people and the […]

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Court rejects Trump arguments; executive order on sanctuary cities remains blocked

SAN FRANCISCO (July 20, 2017) — City Attorney Dennis Herrera released the following statement after the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued a ruling today denying two motions by President Donald Trump’s administration: “We’re pleased the court saw through the Trump administration’s attempted sleight of hand here. The Trump administration tried […]

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SF City Attorney Herrera blasts Trump’s effort to secretly change federal immigration law

SAN FRANCISCO (May 23, 2017) — City Attorney Dennis Herrera today released the following statement after learning that President Trump was covertly trying to dramatically expand federal mandates to enforce immigration law. The president is trying to do so at the same time Attorney General Jeff Sessions has issued a guidance memo on President Trump’s […]

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Herrera wins court ruling halting Trump’s sanctuary city order nationwide

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. Apr. 25, 2017 – City Attorney Dennis Herrera today issued the following statement after a federal district court ruling put a nationwide halt to enforcement of President Donald Trump’s executive order on sanctuary cities. “Faced with the law, the Trump administration was forced to back down.   This is why we have […]

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SF City Attorney Dennis Herrera filing: Trump trying to have it both ways on sanctuary city order

SAN FRANCISCO, CA March 29, 2017— President Donald Trump’s administration is talking out of both sides of its mouth as it threatens to withhold federal money in an illegal attempt to force cities and states to comply with an unconstitutional executive order on sanctuary jurisdictions, notes a reply brief City Attorney Dennis Herrera filed in […]

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SF City Attorney Herrera asks court to block Trump’s unconstitutional executive order targeting sanctuary cities

SAN FRANCISCO, March 8, 2017 — City Attorney Dennis Herrera today asked a federal judge to halt enforcement nationwide of President Donald Trump’s executive order denying federal funding to “sanctuary jurisdictions,” saying the order not only violated the Constitution but also undermined bedrock democratic principles. According to the motion for a preliminary injunction filed today […]

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SF City Attorney Dennis Herrera sues President Trump for unconstitutional executive order targeting sanctuary cities

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. February 1, 2017 – City Attorney Dennis Herrera yesterday filed a federal lawsuit against President Donald Trump and his administration for his executive order directing enforcement action against sanctuary cities and threatening to withhold federal funding from these cities. The suit claims that the order is unconstitutional and exceeds the president’s power. […]