SCOTUS Denies Review of Case Against President Trump’s Effort to Exclude Undocumented Immigrants from Census
Posted Dec 22, 2020
On December 18th, the United States Supreme Court denied review of a challenge to President Trump's efforts to exclude undocumented immigrants from the U.S. Census count. In a 6-3 ruling , the Court stated that the case was premature since the scope and impact of the promised action is not yet clear. Even though the Census ended in September, Trump’s policy has not yet been implemented and his directive to the Commerce Secretary, who oversees the Census Bureau, was to gather information "to the extent practicable" that aliens should be excluded “to the extent feasible.” In a dissenting opinion, Justice Breyer, joined by Justices Kagan and Sotomayor, said he would have ruled against Trump. See ABC News, Bloomberg.