Tag Archives: 2020 Census

Conservative Justices Mostly Silent As Supreme Court Hears Case On Citizenship Question In 2020 Census

The Associated Press reports: Conservative Supreme Court justices were mostly silent Tuesday as a Trump administration lawyer defended the government’s plan to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census, an indication the court’s majority may be inclined to side with the administration. Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the court’s only Hispanic justice, told Solicitor General Noel Francisco that the result of adding …

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Trump Rages About 2020 Census Citizenship Question

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump on Monday said the nation’s 2020 census would be “meaningless” without the inclusion of a controversial citizenship question, wading into the legal fray over the nationwide count. Trump, in a tweet, criticized Democrats over issues surrounding “the all important Citizenship Question” and said the census would be a waste of government funding if the question …

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AOC Eviscerates Wilbur Ross Over Claim 2020 Census Citizenship Question Was Requested By DOJ [VIDEO]

Axios reports: Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross defended his decision to add a citizenship question to the 2o20 census, telling lawmakers on Thursday that he acted solely at the request of the Justice Department to enhance the Voting Rights Act, denying it was intended to influence the allocation of congressional seats across the country. His testimony before the House Oversight Committee …

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Second Court Blocks 2020 Census Citizenship Question

Courthouse News reports: The Trump administration’s push to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census suffered a major setback late Wednesday when a federal judge issued a second nationwide injunction against the policy, finding it would “threaten the very foundation of our democracy.” U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg is the second federal judge in less than two months to …

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Senate Dems Introduce LGBTQ “Census Equality Act”

Via press release: Today, U.S. Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and Tom Carper (D-DE), both members of the Senate Homeland and Governmental Affairs Committee, introduced the Census Equality Act, legislation to require the U.S. Census Bureau to ensure the approximately 10 million Americans who identify as LGBTQ are properly counted for and represented in Census data collection efforts. The Census …

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DOJ Pushes For “Citizenship” Question On 2020 Census

ProPublica reports: The Justice Department is pushing for a question on citizenship to be added to the 2020 census, a move that observers say could depress participation by immigrants who fear that the government could use the information against them. That, in turn, could have potentially large ripple effects for everything the once-a-decade census determines — from how congressional seats …

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