Supreme Court Punts On Trump’s Plan To Exclude Non-Citizens From Census Count

The justices voted 6-3 to dismiss a case challenging President Trump’s efforts to keep undocumented immigrants out of the U.S. census count.

Supreme Court Punts On Trump’s Plan To Exclude Non-Citizens From Census Count
In this Nov. 5, 2020 file photo, The Supreme Court is seen in Washington. The Supreme Court has dismissed as premature a challenge to President Donald Trump's plan to exclude people living in the country illegally from the population count used to allot states seats in the House of Representatives. But the court’s decision Friday is not a final ruling on the matter and it's not clear whether Trump will receive final numbers from the Census Bureau before he leaves office next month. J. Scott Applewhite / AP Photo
Supreme Court Punts On Trump’s Plan To Exclude Non-Citizens From Census Count
In this Nov. 5, 2020 file photo, The Supreme Court is seen in Washington. The Supreme Court has dismissed as premature a challenge to President Donald Trump's plan to exclude people living in the country illegally from the population count used to allot states seats in the House of Representatives. But the court’s decision Friday is not a final ruling on the matter and it's not clear whether Trump will receive final numbers from the Census Bureau before he leaves office next month. J. Scott Applewhite / AP Photo

Supreme Court Punts On Trump’s Plan To Exclude Non-Citizens From Census Count

The justices voted 6-3 to dismiss a case challenging President Trump’s efforts to keep undocumented immigrants out of the U.S. census count.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday declined to issue a definitive ruling on the Trump administration’s plan to keep undocumented immigrants out of the 2020 census count.

Reset brings on law professor Steve Schwinn to help break down the court’s ruling and what it could mean for immigrants and states like Illinois.

GUEST: Steve Schwinn, professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago Law School; co-editor of the Constitutional Law Professor Blog