Census, citizenship, immigration, Right to Privacy, Constitution, Trump administration, government survey, Fourteenth Amendment
Why should the census avoid asking a question concerning citizenship?
Are there alternatives in providing information to aid government
functions while still protecting the rights of residents? In
early 2019, the Trump administration requested that the 2020 census
include an inquiry concerning the citizenship status of residents, for
claimed reasons of better legislation (i.e. the allocation of government
funds to the states and the drawing of electoral districts). The
Supreme Court considered this issue in Dept. of Commerce v. New
York. In sum, their opinion was, “not yet.” The Supreme Court did
not definitively conclude that it was unconstitutional to inquire about
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Marquis, Kaitlyn A.
"The Census, Citizenship, and Improved Legislation: A Constitutional Compromise,"
Brigham Young University Prelaw Review: Vol. 34
, Article 11.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byuplr/vol34/iss1/11