Monday, November 30, 2020
SCOTUSBlog ran a symposium previewing the Supreme Court argument today in Trump v. New York, the challenge to the Trump administration’s plan to exclude people unlawfully in the country from the state-by-state breakdown used to allocate seats in the House. As Amy Howe describes, "[i]f the court upholds the plan and the administration is able to implement it before leaving office, the new method of apportioning House seats could shift political power away from states with large immigrant populations and toward states with fewer immigrants."
Here are the contributions to the symposium:
UPDATE (Nov. 30 3:45 p.m.): Here is Amy Howe's argument recap from SCOTUSBlog. Her bottom line: The Justices "focus[ed] . . . on whether the Supreme Court could or should weigh in now, and by the end it seemed very possible that they may not resolve the merits of the case immediately – if at all."