New York v. United States Dep’t of Justice

19‐267 (L) New York et al. v. United States Dep’t of Justice et al. In the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit AUGUST TERM 2018 Nos. 19‐267(L); 19‐275(con) STATE OF NEW YORK, STATE OF CONNECTICUT, STATE OF NEW JERSEY, STATE OF WASHINGTON, COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS, COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, STATE OF RHODE ISLAND, CITY OF NEW YORK, Plaintiffs‐Appellees, v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, WILLIAM P. BARR, in his official capacity as Attorney General of the United States, Defendants‐Appellants. On Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York ARGUED: JUNE 18, 2019 DECIDED: FEBRUARY 26, 2020 _____ Before: WINTER, CABRANES, and RAGGI, Circuit Judges. _____ On appeal from a judgment entered in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (Edgardo Ramos, Judge), which (1) mandates that defendants release withheld 2017 Byrne Program Criminal Justice Assistance funds to plaintiffs, and (2) enjoins defendants from imposing certain immigration‐related conditions on such grants, defendants argue that the district court erred in holding that the challenged conditions violate the Administrative Procedure Act and the United States Constitution. REVERSED AND REMANDED. ______________ BRAD HINSHELWOOD (Mark B. Stern, Daniel Tenny, on the brief) for JOSEPH H. HUNT, ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL, Appellate Staff, Civil Division, United States Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., for Defendants‐Appellants. ANISHA S. DASGUPTA, for LETITIA JAMES, ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, New York, New York (Barbara D. Underwood, Eric R. Haren, Linda Fang, New York State Office of the Attorney General, New York, New York; Mark Francis Kohler, Michael Skold, for William Tong, Attorney General of the State of Connecticut, Hartford, Connecticut; Jeremy Feigenbaum, for Gurbir S. Grewal, Attorney General of the State of New Jersey, Trenton, New Jersey; Luke Alexander Eaton, for Robert W. Ferguson, Attorney General of the State of Washington, Olympia, Washington; David Urena for Maura Healey, Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston, Massachusetts; Victoria Pearson, for Mark R. Herring, 2 Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia; Michael W. Field, for Peter F. Neronha, Attorney General of the State of Rhode Island, Providence, Rhode Island, on the brief) for Plaintiffs‐ Appellees the States of New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Washington, Rhode Island, and the Commonwealths of Massachusetts and Virginia. Jamison Davies, Richard Dearing, Devin Slack, for Zachary W. Carter, Corporation Counsel of the City of New York, New York, New York for Plaintiff‐Appellee the City of New York. Adam Lurie, Caitlin Potratz Metcalf, Linklaters LLP, Washington, D.C., Counsel for Amicus Curiae American Jewish Committee. SPENCER E. AMDUR, Lee Gelernt, Omar C. Jadwat, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, New York, New York; Christopher Dunn, New York Civil Liberties Union, New York, New York; Mark Fleming, Heartland Alliance, Chicago, Illinois; Cody H. Wofsy, American Civil Liberties Union of California Immigrants’ Rights Project, San Francisco, California; Counsel for Amici Curiae American Civil Liberties Union, New York Civil Liberties Union, National Immigrant Justice Center, National Immigration Law Center, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, Asian …Original document