Bloomberg Law
May 21, 2020, 4:40 PM

Trump Administration Sanctioned in 2020 Census Citizenship Case

Brian Flood
Brian Flood
Legal Reporter

The Trump administration must face sanctions for its failure to turn over hundreds of documents in a case that successfully challenged its attempts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, a federal court in New York ruled.

A coalition of states, other governmental entities, and nongovernmental organizations challenged Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’ decision to add a question about citizenship status to the census. They argued the question would jeopardize the count’s accuracy by significantly deterring participation in immigrant communities, due to concerns about how the federal government would use this information.

The U.S. District Court for the Southern ...

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