Boring but important
The fight over adding a citizenship question to the 2020 Census just got a step closer to the Supreme Court. A federal appeals court ruled this week that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross must testify about the question, but Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg granted the Trump administration a temporary stay pending arguments before the court. More than two dozen states have sued Ross, claiming the decision to ask about citizenship in the Census is designed to depress immigrant response. The administration has asked courts to permanently block Ross and another official from having to testify. Ginsburg, who oversees the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, can make that ruling herself or bring it before the full court.