“Ginsburg puts census depositions on hold”


Tonight Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg granted the federal government’s request to put off the depositions of two high-level Trump administration officials, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and John Gore, the acting head of the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division. Gore’s deposition had been scheduled for tomorrow morning, and Ross’ for Thursday, in a challenge to Ross’ decision to bring back a question about citizenship on the 2020 census. (More details on the challenge and the issues involved can be found in an earlier post.)…Ginsburg directed the challengers to respond to the government’s request by 4 p.m. on Thursday, October 11. Her order will remain in effect until either she or the full Supreme Court acts on the request.

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