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Judge rules Ross can be deposed over Census citizenship question

Sep 21, 2018 - Politico

A federal court ruled that a Cabinet secretary must provide, for the first time in 19 years, a deposition in a civil case.

The Cabinet member, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, must answer questions about the inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 Census, Manhattan-based U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman said.

Furman wrote in a 12-page opinion that the need to hear from Ross qualified as an "exceptional circumstance" that would warrant a deposition from a high-ranking federal o...