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New York v. Trump

Last Updated Dec 18, 2020
Case number No. 1:20-cv-05770 (S.D.N.Y.), No. 20-366 (S. Ct.)
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A federal court challenge to President Trump’s order seeking to exclude undocumented individuals from the apportionment count of the whole number of persons in a state.

On Sept. 10, 2020, a three-judge federal trial court declared that federal statutes require the apportionment count to include all persons, and enjoined the Census Bureau from including any information other than the total population in the statement delivered to the President for apportionment purposes.

On Dec. 18, 2020, the Supreme Court vacated that decision, on standing and ripeness grounds.  The factual record was at the time too uncertain for judicial resolution: the apportionment data depend on an actual count rather than an estimate, but the Census Bureau did not yet know whether it would be able to provide sufficiently reliable data to potentially exclude any categories of individuals, or which, or how those numbers might impact the eventual apportionment — and it was not yet clear whether the President would seek to exclude all, some, or none of the individuals for whom data might be eventually presented.  (The record also revealed uncertainty about the timing of the Census Bureau’s final count, such that it was not even clear that President Trump would ultimately be making the determination.)

History

Case filings, starting with most recent court
    Name Last Modified
Document icon Jurisdictional statement Sep 22, 2020
Document icon Amicus brief of Citizens United et al. Oct 2, 2020
Document icon Amicus brief of Immigration Law Reform Institute Oct 6, 2020
Document icon New York motion to affirm Oct 7, 2020
Document icon NY Immigration Coalition motion to dismiss or affirm Oct 7, 2020
Document icon Reply Oct 13, 2020
Highlighted document Document icon Order postponing jurisdiction Oct 16, 2020
Document icon Defendants' brief Oct 30, 2020
Document icon Joint appendix Oct 30, 2020
Document icon Amicus brief of Alabama Oct 30, 2020
Document icon Amicus brief of John Baker Oct 30, 2020
Document icon Amicus brief of U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks et al. Oct 30, 2020
Document icon Amicus brief of Citizens United et al. Oct 30, 2020
Document icon Amicus brief of Eagle Forum Educ. & LDF Oct 30, 2020
Document icon Amicus brief of Fair Lines America Found. Oct 30, 2020
Document icon Amicus brief of Immigration Reform Law Inst. Oct 30, 2020
Document icon Amicus brief of Louisiana et al. Oct 30, 2020
Document icon New York brief Nov 16, 2020
Document icon NY Immigration Coalition brief Nov 16, 2020
Document icon Amicus brief of businesses & business orgs. Nov 16, 2020
Document icon Amicus brief of California et al. Nov 16, 2020
Document icon Amicus brief of Common Cause et al. Nov 16, 2020
Document icon Amicus brief of faith-based & immigrants' rights orgs. Nov 16, 2020
Document icon Amicus brief of former directors of the U.S. Census Bureau Nov 16, 2020
Document icon Amicus brief of historians of the census Nov 16, 2020
Document icon Amicus brief of LatinoJustice PRLDEF et al. Nov 16, 2020
Document icon Amicus brief of League of Women Voters et al. Nov 16, 2020
Document icon Amicus brief of local governments Nov 16, 2020
Document icon Amicus brief of members of Congress Nov 16, 2020
Document icon Amicus brief of NAACP LDF Nov 16, 2020
Document icon Amicus brief of Nat'l School Bds. Ass'n et al. Nov 16, 2020
Document icon Amicus brief of NCAI Nov 16, 2020
Document icon Amicus brief of Andrew Reamer Nov 16, 2020
Document icon Amicus brief of Michael Rosin Nov 13, 2020
Document icon Amicus brief of San Jose et al. Nov 16, 2020
Document icon Amicus brief of Ilya Somin et al. Nov 16, 2020
Document icon Amicus brief of U.S. Conf. of Catholic Bishops et al. Nov 16, 2020
Document icon Amicus brief of U.S. House of Representatives Nov 16, 2020
Document icon Reply Nov 23, 2020
Document icon Transcript of oral argument Nov 30, 2020
Document icon Oral argument Nov 30, 2020
Highlighted document Document icon Opinion finding no standing Dec 18, 2020

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