Someone is getting a little ticked off at the DOJ…
These consolidated cases involve a challenge to Secretary of Commerce Wilbur L. Ross,
Jr.’s decision to reinstate a question about citizenship status to the 2020 census questionnaire.
Defendants, through their attorneys at the Department of Justice, have tried and failed repeatedly
to halt the orderly progress of this litigation. Their latest and strangest effort is a motion to stay
_all further proceedings, including entry of final judgment, pending the Supreme Court’s _
resolution of their challenge this Court’s discovery-related orders. (Docket No. 540 (“Defs.’
Motion”)). What makes the motion most puzzling, if not sanctionable, is that they sought and
were denied virtually the same relief only weeks ago — from this Court, from the Second
Circuit, and from the Supreme Court itself.