Seems this Judge was having non of Wilbur Ross’s nonsense.
A federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California unloaded on the attempted inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 Census, calling Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross ‘ decision “arbitrary and capricious.”
U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg awarded a nationwide injunction to the plaintiffs–the State of California and the City of San Jose–in a massive 126-page order, which concluded that the inclusion of the question violated the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) and the Enumeration Clause of the Constitution.
At the very end of the tome, Seeborg added an “in short” that got to the heart of the matter.
“In short, the inclusion of the citizenship question on the 2020 Census threatens the very foundation of our democratic system—and does so based on a self-defeating rationale,” he said. “In light of these findings, Defendants do not get another bite at the apple. Defendants are hereby enjoined from including the citizenship question on the 2020 Census, regardless of any technical compliance with the APA.”