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Campaign Legal Center v. United States Dep't of Justice

The Campaign Legal Center filed a lawsuit under the Freedom of Information Act to compel the Department of Justice to release documents related to its request to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.

Last Updated: October 14, 2019
Published: August 5, 2019

Summary 

The Campaign Legal Center filed a lawsuit under the Freedom of Information Act to compel the Department of Justice to release documents related to its request to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.

This case is pending in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Case Background

The Campaign Legal Center (CLC) is suing the United States Department of Justice under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to compel production of records concerning the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. On December 12, 2017, the Department of Justice formally requested the Commerce Department to include a citizenship question on the 2020 Census.

The plaintiffs are asking the court for injunctive and other appropriate relief to compel the Department of Justice to disclose the requested records.

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