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Written by attorney Thomas Esparza Jr.

District Court Finds Decision to Add Citizenship Question to Census Violated APA January 15, 2019

There is no dispute that the Constitution, the Census Act, and the APA allow the Secretary of Commerce broad discretion over the design and administration of the decennial census. See Wisconsin, 517 U.S. at 18-20. Generally speaking, they do not preclude the Secretary from charting a new policy.

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