SCOTUS Blocks 2020 Census Citizenship Question – Chief Justice Roberts Sides with Liberals

On Thursday the Supreme Court ruled on the census citizenship question. SCOTUS sent it back to a lower court.
The decision essentially blocked the citizen question from the 2020 census.

Liberals on the court do not believe it is legal to ask Americans if they are citizens or non-citizens in the US census.

Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the liberal judges.

The ruling is posted here.

The Huffington Post reported:

The Supreme Court has effectively blocked the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census, giving a partial victory to states and civil rights groups who said the question would jeopardize what is perhaps the most crucial information the U.S. government collects.

The case, Department of Commerce v. New York, arose after a number of states, cities and advocacy groups sued the Trump administration and claimed the process the administration used to add the citizenship question ran afoul of federal law. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who oversees the census, was set on adding the question and ignored clear evidence that showed it was a bad idea. U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman agreed with the plaintiffs in January, ruling the Trump administration had violated the Administrative Procedure Act and thus could not add the question. Two other judges later also struck down the citizenship question.

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