ACLU Comment on Supreme Court Census Citizenship Case Victory

Thursday, June 27, 2019
ACLU logo, posted to accompany their statement, ACLU Comment on Supreme Court Census Citizenship Case Victory.

WASHINGTON — In a voting rights victory, the Supreme Court today denied the Trump administration’s effort to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census. The Supreme Court agreed that the administration’s stated reason for adding the question was “contrived.”  

The American Civil Liberties Union, New York Civil Liberties Union, and Arnold & Porter challenged the administration’s action on behalf of immigrants’ rights groups.

Dale Ho, director of the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project, argued the Supreme Court case and had this reaction to today’s ruling:

“This case has never been about a line on a form. It is about whether everyone in America counts. This ruling means they do.”

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