READ: Federal judge's ruling against Trump administration's push for 2020 census citizenship question

READ: Federal judge's ruling against Trump administration's push for 2020 census citizenship question
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A federal judge in Manhattan ruled Tuesday that the Trump administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census was unlawful.

In his 277-page ruling, Judge Jesse Furman, of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, said Commerce Secretary Wilbur RossWilbur Louis RossHouse chairman threatens to find Justice official in contempt of Congress DOJ rejects Oversight subpoena unless agency lawyer is permitted to attend Third judge blocks citizenship question from 2020 census MORE’s decision to add the question to the census was “arbitrary and capricious” and enjoined the administration from including it on the questionnaire.

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Furman, an Obama appointee, said Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross violated a statute that requires him to collect data through the acquisition and use of “administrative records” instead of through “direct inquiries” on a survey such as the census.

Read the ruling below.