Judge rejects citizenship question for 2020 U.S. census | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Judge rejects citizenship question for 2020 U.S. census

A federal judge on Tuesday invalidated the Trump administration's addition of a U.S. citizenship question to the 2020 census, the first ruling in a handful of lawsuits that claim the query will hurt immigrants.

U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman in Manhattan said Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross concealed his true motives in adding the question last March.

Ross had said the question - which has not appeared on the decennial census since 1950 - was necessary to enforce federal laws protecting eligible voters.

Furman's decision will almost certainly be appealed, and could wind up before the Supreme Court this year.

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