Feds Sued For Withholding Info On Census Ethnicity Category

Law360 (April 16, 2018, 7:54 PM EDT) -- The Office of Management and Budget should be required to release documents related to its decision not to include a separate “Middle Eastern or North African” category in the 2020 census, an Arab-American nonprofit said in a suit filed in D.C. federal court Friday.

The Arab American Institute asked the court for a ruling that would force the OMB to respond to its Freedom of Information Act request and provide records for its reasons why it would not follow through with its anticipated addition of a Middle Eastern or North African category, also referred to as MENA, to the 2020 census’...

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