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Trump administration to appeal Maryland judge’s ruling on census citizenship question
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Trump administration to appeal Maryland judge’s ruling on census citizenship question

The Trump administration filed a notice Monday with the US District Court for the District of Maryland that it intends to appeal the court’s ruling that the addition of a citizenship question on the 2020 census is unlawful.

On April 5 Judge George Hazel decided that the addition of a proposed question on the 2020 census asking if the respondent is a citizen of the US was illegal, stating that the administration failed to follow proper procedural requirements set by the Administrative Procedure Act.

The decision by the Maryland judge is the third ruling striking down the citizenship question, following earlier decisions in New York and California. In February the Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal from the New York suit.