Advancing Justice - AAJC and MALDEF File Second Amended Complaint in Census LawsuitAugust 13, 2020
LUPE V. ROSS SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF
Since at least 2017, Defendants have sought, through a series of policy changes, to deprive Latinos, Asian Americans and immigrants of political representation by manipulating the manner in which Census Bureau data is collected and used. To that end, Defendants have brazenly—and repeatedly—violated fundamental Constitutional commands requiring that all
persons living in the United States be counted in the decennial Census and that all persons be counted and afforded political representation. Defendants’ efforts have included four discrete but related initiatives, one of which has already been squarely rejected by the Supreme Court of the United States, and three of which are the subject of this litigation.