Case Summary

On July 23, 2020, Common Cause filed a lawsuit against the President, claiming that his July 21 executive order entitled "Memorandum on Excluding Illegal Aliens from the Apportionment Base Following the 2020 Census" is both unconstitutional and contrary to existing statutes. The plaintiffs are asking for a declaratory judgment and injunctive relief on the grounds of the 14th Amendment, Article I Section 2, and census-related statutes. Defendants include President Trump, the Department of Commerce, the Secretary of Commerce, and the Clerk of the House of Representatives.

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U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia - 1:20-cv-02023