ACLU Asks SCOTUS To Delay Census Citizenship Question
ACLU FILES MOTION ASKING SCOTUS TO WAIT UNTIL FALL TO DECIDE WHETHER TO ALLOW TRUMP ADMN TO ADD A CITIZENSHIP QUESTION TO THE CENSUS
(CNN) – The American Civil Liberties Union has asked the Supreme Court to wait until the fall to decide if it wants to allow the Trump administration to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 Census.
The ACLU sent a motion making the request late Wednesday night, the motion suggested that a lower court could consider newly discovered evidence suggesting the question was added for political purposes.
The filing came the same day as the House oversight committee voted to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt for not complying with subpoenas for documents related to the citizenship question.
The White House has asserted executive privilege for those materials.
The Supreme Court is wrapping up its term and will issue an opinion in the case by the end of the month.
The justices do not have to respond to the motion until they issue a final opinion.