Court lets trial on census question move forward
The Supreme Court refused Friday to delay an upcoming trial in which a number of states and civil rights organizations allege that there was an improper political motive in Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’ decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.
The trial is scheduled for next week in New York. Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito Jr. and Neil Gorsuch would have granted the Trump administration’s request to delay the trial.
The administration has been to the court several times to try to keep the challengers from questioning officials about adding the question.