Conservative Justices Mostly Silent As Supreme Court Hears Case On Citizenship Question In 2020 Census

The Associated Press reports:

Conservative Supreme Court justices were mostly silent Tuesday as a Trump administration lawyer defended the government’s plan to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census, an indication the court’s majority may be inclined to side with the administration.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the court’s only Hispanic justice, told Solicitor General Noel Francisco that the result of adding the citizenship question to the census “is about 100% that people will answer less.”

Fellow liberals Stephen Breyer and Elena Kagan also expressed concern with the way Ross went about trying to add the question, and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg pressed Francisco on why the citizenship question was dropped decades ago.

Kavanaugh suggested that Congress could enact a law to specifically bar a citizenship question if they’re so worried about getting an accurate count.