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ACLU Comment on Supreme Court Census Citizenship Case Victory

ACLU, Arnold & Porter, Leadership Conference to Discuss Ruling and Steps Forward


In a voting rights victory, the Supreme Court today denied the Trump administration's effort to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census. The Supreme Court agreed that the administration's stated reason for adding the question was "contrived."

The American Civil Liberties Union, New York Civil Liberties Union, and Arnold & Porter challenged the administration's action on behalf of immigrants' rights groups.

Dale Ho, director of the ACLU's Voting Rights Project, argued the Supreme Court case and had this reaction to today's ruling:

"This case has never been about a line on a form. It is about whether everyone in America counts. This ruling means they do."


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The American Civil Liberties Union was founded in 1920 and is our nation's guardian of liberty. The ACLU works in the courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to all people in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.

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