‘Arbitrary and Capricious’: NY AG Letitia James Unleashes Blistering Rebuttal to Trump DOJ Declaring NYC an ‘Anarchy’ Jurisdiction

New York Attorney General Letitia James fired back in a blistering rebuttal to the Trump Justice Department’s decision on Monday to label New York City an “anarchy” jurisdiction.

The move came after President Donald Trump announced last month that he was exploring the idea of withholding federal funds from Democratic-controlled cities in a move that was decried as political retribution. Then, on Monday the Trump DOJ — in a move apparently approved by U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr — threatened to block billions of dollars in funding from Seattle, Portland, and New York City. Numerous legal experts have also called out the plan as plainly unlawful and very unlikely to withstand a challenge in federal court.

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