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Some of the California sanctuary laws targeted by feds could be vulnerable, legal experts say

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The Obama administration argued that Arizona was usurping the U.S. government's sole right to make immigration law. The U.S. Supreme Court struck down most of Arizona's law.

Sessions filed the lawsuit in a federal court in Sacramento, a more conservative district than those in San Francisco and Los Angeles. But the district court's rulings will likely be appealed to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which has a majority of judges appointed by Democrats.

Johnson said Sessions probably chose to file in Sacramento for political, not legal, reasons.

"It seems to me that this is all kind of a political show," the UC Davis law school dean said. "Jeff Sessions is going to Sacramento talking about open borders.... It is more a political statement."

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