Feds ask Supremes to protect Commerce chief from probe of ‘motivations’


There are many critics of the decision by the Trump administration to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.

They claim that the decision was “driven by secret motives including animus against racial minorities.”

And they convinced a district court to compel a wide-ranging interview with Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, who finalized the decision, to “probe the secretary’s mental state, including by deposing him and other high-ranking government officials.”

It’s all unnecessary, the administration has told the Supreme Court in a request to the Supreme Court for a stay order in the case.

The Census previously included citizenship questions from 1820 to


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