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The Court will deny the plaintiff’s motion for a preliminary injunction,” wrote Judge Dabney L. Friedrich.
She argued that the Electronic Privacy Information Center, which requested the injunction, did not sufficiently prove that the government needed to do a “privacy impact assessment” before it could add a question to the census
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross first announced in March of last year that he would add a question about citizenship to the 2020 census.
EPIC said that it “intends to press forward with the census case” in a press release.
It is still unclear whether the citizenship question will appear on the 2020 census because other lawsuits to block it are still pending.
A federal judge in New York issued a ruling last month that the citizenship question was unlawful. The Supreme Court is deciding whether to take it up on appeal.We’ll see what happens.