Tag Archives: US Census

Federal Court Summons Wilbur Ross Over Census Lie

Courthouse News reports: Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross must sit for deposition concerning his move to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census, a federal judge ordered Friday. Following up on his finding in July that the challengers had made a strong showing of bad faith on the part of the government, U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman said the secretary’s ...

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Memo Shows Wilbur Ross Lied About Census Question

Courthouse News reports: Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told Congress earlier this year that he added a citizenship question to the 2020 census to help the Department of Justice enforce the Voting Rights Act. Contradicting that sworn testimony, new evidence shows that Ross received a memo several months earlier informing him that the Justice Department wanted to avoid monkeying ...

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Emails Show Wilbur Ross Lied About Census Question

The Washington Post reports: A cache of documents released by the Commerce Department overnight provides further evidence that Secretary Wilbur Ross was pushing to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census far more actively, and much earlier, than his later sworn testimony indicated. The documents, released as part of a multistate lawsuit against the addition of the question, also ...

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Federal Court Rules Census Citizenship Question Was Added In “Bad Faith,” Allows ACLU’s Lawsuit To Proceed

Mother Jones reports: A federal judge said Tuesday that there was a “strong showing of bad faith” by the Trump administration in adding a controversial question about US citizenship to the 2020 census. The judge hinted that he would allow the case to move forward over objections from the administration, and senior administration officials will be subjected to questioning under ...

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Rubio Ridicules “Absurd Freak Out” Over Census

Talking Points Memo reports: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) in a tweet Wednesday linked the Trump administration’s controversial push to add a citizenship question to the Census to an approach to drawing districts that would boost Republican power. Rubio is not the first conservative to suggest that data gathered by asking about citizenship on the decennial Census could be used to ...

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White House Outright Lies About Census Question

Sarah Huckabee Sanders just told a whopper in defense of the GOP’s attempt the suppress the minority vote. USA Today reports: The Commerce Department is reinstating a citizenship question to the 2020 Census for the first time in decades, a move that some arguewill lead to an undercount of minorities living in the United States. The U.S. Census Bureau counts ...

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California Sues Feds Over Census Citizenship Question

The Washington Post reports: The state of California sued the Trump administration Monday night, arguing that the decision to add a question about citizenship in the 2020 Census violates the U.S. Constitution. The state’s attorney general acted just after the Commerce Department announced the change in a late-night release. The suit is just the start of what is likely to ...

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US Census Reverses On Sexual Orientation Question

Via press release: Today, the US Census Bureau reversed a previous decision to exclude a question on sexual orientation from the Census Barriers, Attitudes and Motivators Study. In response to this victory, Rea Carey, Executive Director of the National LGBTQ Task Force, issued the following statement. “Make no mistake – public pressure on the Trump Administration works. It was messages ...

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