SCOTUS said the Trump administration’s explanation for wanting to add the question was “more of a distraction” than an explanation. The administration had cited the need to improve enforcement of the Voting Rights Act.
It’s unclear whether the administration would have time to provide a fuller account. Census forms are supposed to be printed beginning next week.
We get reactions from local census outreach groups about what this decision will mean for their efforts going forward.
With files from the Associated Press.
With guest host Libby Denkmann
An Le, 2020 Census Statewide Network Manager for Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Los Angeles
Diana Colin, Director of Civic Engagement at Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA)