A federal judge ruled January 15 that a question about citizenship cannot be included in the 2020 census. The lawsuit was brought by the ACLU, New York Civil Liberties Union, and Arnold & Porter. The trial took place over three weeks in November in U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York. Two dozen other lawsuits have been filed in other states and cities on this same issue. Julia Brown, Esq., of Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project (ILAP), reacted to the ruling by stating, “Adding a citizenship question to the census would undercount immigrants, because many members of the immigrant community, regardless of status, fear answering a citizenship question. This decision rightly rejects the administration’s attempt to use the census to intimidate members of our immigrant community.” [editorial note: THANK GOD]