(ALEXANDRIA, VA.) – October 22, 2018: The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) today commended the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to block the deposition of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross regarding the return of the citizenship question to the 2020 Census.
“I commend the Supreme Court for staying Secretary Ross’ deposition at this time,” PILF President and General Counsel J. Christian Adams said. “It’s perfectly reasonable to return the citizenship question to the Census and will prove beneficial for all Americans. Racial minorities will particularly reap the benefit of robust citizenship data gathered.
“After 2020, the DOJ will be empowered to litigate against discriminatory political boundaries in urban and rural locales, and in both large and small jurisdictions.
“The activist groups opposing a robust collection of data suffered a big loss, and the Supreme Court seems ready to deliver more blows to their case if they persist,” Adams added.
The Public Interest Legal Foundation currently serves as amicus curiae in the lower court matter.
Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) is a 501(c)(3) public interest law firm dedicated to election integrity. The Foundation exists to assist states and others to aid the cause of election integrity and fight against lawlessness in American elections. Drawing on numerous experts in the field, PILF seeks to protect the right to vote and preserve the Constitutional framework of American elections.