4/4: The Constitution gives Congress almost unlimited discretion to conduct the census, and Congress has delegated that authority to the secretary of Commerce.
3/12: The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments April 23 in Department of Commerce v. New York, in which the state of New York challenged the addition of the citizenship question to the 2020 census form.
2/15: ACRU General Counsel Ken Klukowski reports on the Supreme Court's decision to rule on whether the 2020 Census can ask participants about their citizenship status.
2/15: ACRU Policy Board Member Hans von Spakovsky explains why birthright citizenship aids in fraud and threatens our national security.
2/5: ACRU Chairman and CEO Susan Carleson signed the Conservative Action Project's memo encouraging the President to defend the citizenship question on the 2020 Census.
1/19: The administration must wage a fierce fight to get this decision overturned.
10/22: ACRU Policy Board Member J. Christian Adams explains why a citizenship question on the 2020 Census would help safeguard the United States' election integrity.
4/16: The Trump administration announcement that the 2020 Census will ask about citizenship is a welcome change.
With the fate of a crucial provision of the Voting Rights Act hanging in the balance, the Supreme Court hears another case challenging the right of a state to put in place new voting requirements Monday. At stake in the case--Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc.-- is whether or not an Arizona law requiring Arizonans to show proof of citizenship at the voting booth will be upheld.
Arizona voters passed a law in 2004 "to combat voter fraud by requiring voters to present proof of citizenship when they register to vote and to present identification when they vote on election day." The ACRU filed a friend of the court brief in 2013 defending the law as a necessary measure to fight vote fraud.READ THE AMICUS BRIEF HERE. (PDF 113KB)