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How US local government resists Trump

Hambleton, Robin


This short article argues that, at a time when national politics is being disfigured by angry populism, learning from progressive US cities can be inspirational. It explains how two counties in California took President Trump to court over his attempt to penalise 'Sanctuary Cities' and won. The landmark decision by District Court Judge William Orrick, on 20 November 2017, blocks Trump's executive order. The implications for local government in the UK are spelt out.


Hambleton, R. (2017). How US local government resists Trump. Local Government Chronicle,

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Dec 20, 2017
Online Publication Date Dec 20, 2017
Publication Date Dec 20, 2017
Deposit Date Jan 14, 2018
Publicly Available Date Jan 14, 2018
Journal Local Government Chronicle
Publisher EMAP
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Keywords Trump, political resistance, local government
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Additional Information Additional Information : This article was originally published in Local Government Chronicle, available at:


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