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|May 22, 2019|
Court rules citizenship question unconstitutional
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has struck down the Trump Administration’s addition of a citizenship question on the Census 2020 questionnaire as unlawful and unconstitutional.
California was the first state to file a lawsuit.
The ruling Wednesday by U.S. District Court Judge Richard Seeborg holds that the citizenship question violates Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution, which requires the “actual Enumeration” of all people in each state every ten years, and the Administrative Procedure Act’s prohibition against agency action that is “arbitrary and capricious” or contrary to law.
Attorney General Xavier Becerra, along with the County of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Unified School District, and the Cities of Fremont, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Oakland, and Stockton secured the victory.
Story Date: March 19, 2019