SCOTUS Rules 6-3 Against ACLU Challenge to Trump Plan Excluding Illegal Aliens from Census

The Supreme Court has ruled 6-3 against a challenge to the Trump administration’s exclusion of illegal aliens to the Census.

The 3 liberal justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan disseented.

The ACLU argued more lawsuits could be coming.

“If the Administration actually tries to implement this policy, we’ll sue. Again. And we’ll win,” Dale Ho of the ACLU’s voting rights project warned.

The majority opinion states “at present, this case is riddled with contingencies and speculation that impede judicial review. The President, to be sure, has made clear his desire to exclude aliens without lawful status from the apportionment base.”

It continues “but the President qualified his directive by providing that the Secretary should gather information ‘to the extent practicable” and that aliens should be excluded ‘to the extent feasible. Any prediction how the Executive Branch might eventually implement this general statement of policy is no more than conjecture at this time.”