In challenge to census citizenship question Supreme Court expands scope of constitutional question
Mar 19, 2019 11:49 AM EDT
The Supreme Court issued an order on Friday to expand the scope of the lawsuit challenging the addition of a citizenship question on the 2020 census.
The order pertains to legal challenge brought on by a coalition made up of the State of New York as well as 16 other states and cities to enjoin the Department of Commerce and Secretary Wilbur Ross from including a citizenship question on the upcoming census. Department of Commerce v. New York primarily focused on the violations of the Administrative Procedure Act, but the order issued by the court now includes whether Ross' actions also violate Article I, Section 2 Clause 3, the Enumeration Clause, of the Constitution.