Supreme Court Divides Sharply in Two Major 5-4 Decisions

The Supreme Court handed down two 5-4 decisions on Thursday that had each wing of the court accusing the other of doing something unprecedented. Census Citizenship Question The first case, Department of Commerce v. New York, dealt with the challenges from liberals over the Trump administration’s plans to ask respondents to the 2020 census whether or not they are citizens. The question they want to add is simply, “Is this person a citizen of the United States?” The question was part of every census from 1790 until 1950, when the government changed the way it conducted the census survey. The administration