In this week’s series on California as the “State of Resistance,” today’s installment is about whether California is “winning” its many lawsuits against the Trump administration. The count is now more than 60 lawsuits the state of California has initiated, or joined, against the federal government.
The suits span many policy areas, from the disputed citizenship question on the 2020 census to the Trump administration’s attempt to cut off funds for “sanctuary” jurisdictions, from challenging changes to immigration policy to energy and environmental regulations.
Joining us today, Politifact California reporter Chris Nichols shares his fact check on both Gov. Gavin Newsom and Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s claims the state is largely “winning” the lawsuits it has filed. With more than 60 already filed, many haven’t been heard yet, so don’t have outcomes. But we’ll review some of the ones filed, some won, some lost, and those yet to come.