Sessions’ DOJ suffers loss after judge rules sanctuary cities cannot have federal monies withheld

A federal judge has blocked the U.S. government from withholding a major grant because Philadelphia is a “sanctuary city.”

U.S. District Judge Michael Baylson says in his decision issued Wednesday that he weighed the public interest and possible harm that could come from the withholding of such funds.

A spokesman says the Justice Department is reviewing the ruling and determining next steps.

The city filed suit against Attorney General Jeff Sessions in August.

Judge sides with Philadelphia in ‘sanctuary cities’ case: