Advancing Justice | AAJC Applauds Supreme Court Decision to Uphold Lower Court Ruling in Citizenship Question

Thursday, June 27, 2019

June 27, 2019—Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a much-anticipated decision in the argument to allow or remove the citizenship question from the 2020 Census. Chief Justice Robert’s 5-4 opinion upheld the lower court’s decision asking the Department of Commerce to explain the decision to add the citizenship question with their real rationale. For now, the district court’s decision to block the addition of the citizenship question remains in effect.

Advancing Justice | AAJC (Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC) and MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund) also sued the administration and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in May 2018 on behalf Latino and Asian American individuals, Native Americans, social service non-profits, state legislative associations, civil rights groups, voting rights organizations, and community partnerships that would be forced to divert resources to combat a potential severe undercount in their respective communities.


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