Appellate Arguments to Begin in Two Judicial Watch Illegal Immigration Taxpayer Lawsuits
Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that oral arguments are set to begin Tuesday, September 16 and Wednesday, September 17 in two Judicial Watch illegal immigration lawsuits:
Fonseca v. Fong, Case No. A120206
Tuesday, September 16, 2008, 9:30 a.m.
California Court of Appeals
First Appellate District, Division Two
350 McAllister Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Background: The court will hear an appeal filed on behalf of a San Francisco resident challenging the San Francisco Police Department’s sanctuary policy that prohibits police officers from notifying federal immigration authorities when they arrest a person for various narcotics offenses whom they suspect to be an illegal alien.
Garcia v. Dicterow, Case No. G039824
Wednesday, September 17, 2008, 9:00 a.m.
California Court of Appeal
Fourth Appellate District, Division Three
925 N. Spurgeon Street
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Background: On October 3, 2006, Judicial Watch filed a taxpayer lawsuit in the Orange County Superior Court against the City of Laguna Beach for spending taxpayer funds to operate the Laguna Day Worker Center, a day labor site that helps illegal aliens find jobs and provides other public benefits, including English language instruction. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of residents Eileen Garcia and George Riviere.