AG Ferguson statement on Trump Administration’s decision to abandon adding citizenship question to 2020 Census

SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued the following statement today, Thursday, July 11, 2019 after President Donald Trump announced he would abandon his attempt to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census:

“Today’s announcement is a victory for the Constitution and for honest government,” Ferguson said. “The Trump Administration’s lies caught up with them. We successfully defeated a citizenship question from the 2020 Census, and we remain undefeated in our lawsuits against the Trump Administration.”

Washington was part of a coalition of states that challenged the addition of a question about citizenship to the 2020 Census.

Lawsuits against the Trump Administration

Ferguson has filed 41 lawsuits against the Trump Administration and has not lost a case. Ferguson has 21 legal victories against the Trump Administration. Twelve of those cases are finished and cannot be appealed. The Trump Administration has or may appeal the other nine, which include lawsuits involving Dreamers and 3D-printed guns. No court to rule on the merits of the Attorney General’s arguments in a lawsuit against the Trump Administration has ruled against the office.


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