New York, Connecticut, Delaware, et al Cite Data Quality Act in Complaint Against the Bureau of the Census

Editor’s Note: The Complaint filed by the various states, cities and the US Conference of Mayors is attached here.

From: The New York Times

Cities and States Mount Court Challenge to Census Question on Citizenship



The filing also claims that by skirting requirements to test the citizenship question, and offering no valid reason for its addition, the Commerce Department violated the Administrative Procedure Act and the Information Quality Act, also known as the Data Quality Act.

The procedure act prohibits actions by federal agencies that are arbitrary, capricious or an abuse of discretion. The Information Quality Act requires agencies to set testing and evaluation requirements that result in accurate and reliable data and high response rates by citizens participating in surveys.

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