December 10, 2020

Trump v New York

Case at a Glance:

On July 21, 2020, President Trump issued a memorandum directing the secretary of the Department of Commerce, which includes the Census Bureau, to include the number of unauthorized noncitizens in the secretary’s report of the final census count. The president sought this information so that he could exclude unauthorized noncitizens from his determination of the apportionment of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives that, by law, he must send to Congress.

This classroom case study provides:

  • background on the legal issues in the case;
  • facts of the case;
  • key legal definitions;
  • argument summaries for the President Trump and Plaintiffs
  • video conversation with Catherine Hawke and UIC Professor Steven Schwinn

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The classroom case study was modified from PREVIEW of United States Supreme Court Cases. It can be used for teacher reference and provides a more detailed look at the case.