House Committee Sues Ross And Barr For Defying Subpoena For Records On Census Citizenship Question

Courthouse News reports:

Riding on a unanimous Supreme Court ruling effectively blocking the Trump administration from including a citizenship question on the 2020 census, the House Oversight Committee on Tuesday sued Attorney General Bill Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross for not responding to a congressional subpoena for records on the hotly debated issue.

Barr and Ross have refused to hand over documents in response to the bipartisan House subpoena since the high court’s decision in June. The House committee said the cloak of executive privilege, relied on by Trump aides who commonly refuse to answer subpoenas, is “uniquely inappropriate” in this case.

The lawsuit was filed in D.C. federal court by Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, the New York Democrat who took over chairing the committee after Congressman Elijah Cummings died last month.