Supreme Court Shields Wilbur Ross from Questioning over 2020 Census

HeadlineOct 23, 2018

The Supreme Court decided Monday to shield Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross from being deposed over his role in adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census, reversing a federal judge’s recent order. Last month, Mother Jones reported that Wilbur Ross lied under oath to Congress about the citizenship question by saying that Justice Department officials requested the addition of the question, rather than Ross himself. Immigrant rights advocates have condemned the citizenship question. They say it will deter immigrants from participating in the census and could help Republicans win more congressional seats.

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