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Supreme Court Rules on Census Immigration Question : June 27, 2019

Supreme Court Rules on Census Immigration Question
Melissa Feinberg

On June 27, 2019, in the highly anticipated case of Department of Commerce v. New York, the Supreme Court effectively put an end to the Trump administration’s plan to add a controversial citizenship question to the upcoming 2020 Census questionnaire. The fractured opinion, written by Chief Justice John Roberts, found that the explanation the government had given for adding the citizenship question “seems to have been contrived.” The opinion provided no definitive legal conclusion on the validity of reinstating a citizenship question, only that such an action must be supported by a “reasoned explanation.” The Court sent the case back to the ...

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