Mass. Judge Indictment 'Shatters' State Power, Law Profs Say

Law360 (September 17, 2019, 8:19 PM EDT) -- A group of 15 law professors from around the country filed an amicus brief Tuesday in support of a Massachusetts state judge accused of helping a man escape federal immigration authorities, saying the case "shatters" the balance of power between state and federal government.

The law professors, who hail from 12 institutions including Yale Law School, the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, and New York University School of Law, said the prosecution of Judge Shelley Joseph is perhaps the federal government's "most flagrant attempt to commandeer states" in violation of the 10th Amendment of the Constitution.

"The anti-commandeering ban prohibits...

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