2nd Judge Blocks Census Citizenship Question

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Published on March 7, 2019 - Duration: 00:53s

2nd Judge Blocks Census Citizenship Question

​The judge wrote in his opinion that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross had "ignored" federal laws when he decided to add a citizenship question.


2nd Judge Blocks Census Citizenship Question

On Wednesday, a second judge blocked a controversial citizenship question from appearing on the 2020 census.

The Northern District of California judge wrote in his opinion that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross had "ignored" federal laws when he decided to add a citizenship question to the census.

The judge also wrote the question could discourage immigrants and noncitizens from responding, which would in turn affect the way states are represented in Congress.

The ruling falls in line with a previous decision out of a federal court in New York.

The Trump administration appealed that ruling directly to the Supreme Court in order to bypass the federal appeals court.

The Supreme Court is expected to hear the case in late spring.

Another trial about the question just finished up in Maryland, and the judge in that case is expected to rule soon.

Additional reporting from  Newsy affiliate CNN .

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