Supreme Court Blocks Trump Administration’s Citizenship Question in 2020 Census
By Fox News // June 27, 2019
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(FOX NEWS) – The Supreme Court on Thursday blocked, for now, the Trump administration’s plan to include a question on the 2020 census that inquires about a person’s citizenship status.
The court said the administration’s explanation for adding such a question is insufficient and sent it back to the lower courts for further consideration. The ruling marks a setback for the administration, though the issue is not yet resolved.
Still, while further lower-court litigation is possible, it would be very difficult for the administration to get the question on the census in time for the forms to be printed by the government’s own self-declared summer deadline.
The 5-4 court majority raised concerns about the Trump administration’s explanations for their proposal. The ruling, authored by Chief Justice John Roberts, said that the court was presented “with an explanation for agency action that is incongruent with what the record reveals about the agency’s priorities and decisionmaking process.”
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