TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Sep 17, 2018
The federal government has until Nov. 13 to respond to Alabama's lawsuit seeking to exclude immigrants living in the country illegally from U.S. Census counts, The Associated Press reports. A federal judge granted the extension after lawyers said the Department of Justice components needed additional time to finish "evaluating the arguments that the government will make in this matter." Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall filed the lawsuit against the federal government in June. Marshall argues the immigrants should not be included in census counts used to distribute congressional district.