Sanctuary City Law Backfires

Earlier this summer, Texas passed a law banning sanctuary cities.

In order to guard itself against potential lawsuits, the state quickly went to court to get it declared constitutional before the law was even implemented.

But the effort backfired Wednesday when a federal judge in Austin tossed the suit.

U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks didn’t rule on the legality of the measure. Instead, he said the state was acting prematurely.

The law doesn’t go into effect until September 1st.