Just a day after Justice Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as a member of the US Supreme Court, there has been speculation that his first vote could revolve around a Trump administration request to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.
According to Politico, Kavanaugh’s first vote could come as soon as Tuesday or Wednesday.
And that vote may involve deciding how much power courts should hold over top executive branch officials.
Last week, the Supreme Court declined to step in to stop officials, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and acting Assistant Attorney General John Gore, from having to sit for depositions about the Trump administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.
In a one-sentence order, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg denied the request to stay a lower court’s ruling that allowed for the deposition of Ross and Gore while a federal appeals court in New York reviews the dispute.