Tag Archives: US Census

House Vote Holds Barr And Ross In Criminal Contempt

CBS News reports: The House voted Wednesday to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt of Congress for obstructing a probe into the administration’s failed bid to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The House scheduled the vote after Barr and Ross withheld documents that had been subpoenaed by the Oversight and …

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ACLU Seeks Sanctions For Lies About Census Question

Talking Points Memo reports: The ACLU has won its legal war with the Trump administration over a census citizenship question, but it’s not backing down from its demand that certain administration officials be sanctioned for allegedly false testimony in the case. In a court filing Tuesday evening, the ACLU alleged that top Trump administration officials in the Justice Department and …

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Judge’s Order Permanently Blocks Census Question

Bloomberg Law reports: A federal judge in New York on Tuesday signed an order permanently blocking the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census, days after President Trump gave up on his efforts to get such a question on next year’s census. New York and immigrant advocacy groups successfully sued to block the question. But even …

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REPORT: Wilbur Ross On Chopping Block Over Census

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump has told aides and allies that he is considering removing Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross after a stinging Supreme Court defeat on adding a citizenship question to the census, according to multiple people familiar with the conversations. While Trump has previously expressed frustration with the 81-year-old Ross, in particular over failed trade negotiations, Ross’s long …

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Trump To Seek Citizenship Data Via Federal Agencies

The Huffington Post reports: President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he is dropping his administration’s effort to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, an abrupt reversal that came after Trump repeatedly insisted he would push ahead with trying to add the question. Rather than add the question to the 2020 census, which will go to every household in …

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REPORT: Trump To Cave On Census Question, Will Seek Citizenship Data Via Other Means Through Exec Action

CNN reports: President Donald Trump is expected to issue an executive action Thursday directing the Commerce Department to obtain citizenship data through means other than the US census, according to two people with knowledge of the plan. These people said Trump is expected to table his effort to add a question about citizenship status to the 2020 census, setting aside …

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Trump To Announce Executive Order On US Census

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump is expected to announce on Thursday that he is taking executive action to add a citizenship question to the census, according to an administration official. Trump tweeted that he will hold a press conference in the afternoon to discuss his latest efforts at including the citizenship question as part of the census. BC News …

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Bill Barr Tells Press He’s Found Path To Census Question

The Post & Courier reports: In a visit to South Carolina today, U.S. Attorney General William Barr said to expect the administration will present a legal path work-around that will allow a question on citizenship to be added to the 2020 Census. Speaking to reporters after touring a federal prison, Barr said “I think over the next day or two …

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Trump Campaign Advisor On Fox & Friends: Obama Removed Citizenship Question From Census In 2010

“The executive branch is required to ​enforce the census and count the people so ​that we know that ​we can participate in the franchise and have​ free and fair​ elections. It’s ​just ​common sense​ to count the citizens in the states​. ​ “So ​what the ​Supreme ​C​ourt has done, has said, is that the citizenship question — which by the …

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DOJ Shakes Up Legal Team On US Census Question

Reuters reports: A new team of Civil Division lawyers at the Department of Justice will take over handling 2020 census-related cases, a spokeswoman for the agency said on Sunday, a shake-up that came as President Donald Trump pushes to include a contentious citizenship question in the decennial population survey. Spokeswoman Kerri Kupec did not give a reason for the change, …

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New York And ACLU Sue To Stop Census Question

The New York Daily News reports: New York Attorney General Letitia James joined with the ACLU on Friday night in filing a motion in the Southern District of New York to block the Trump administration from delaying the printing of the 2020 census questionnaire or changing it to include a citizenship question. In its motion, James and the civil liberties …

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OOPS: Trump Admits Real Reason For Census Question

The Washington Post reports: President Trump just explained why he thinks we need a citizenship question on the census. But in doing so, he seems to have said the quiet part out loud — and conceivably could have undercut the Justice Department’s legal case. “Number one, you need it for Congress — you need it for Congress for districting,” he …

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DOJ Tells Federal Court It Still Wants Census Question

CBS News reports: The Justice Department signaled to a federal judge in Maryland Friday they’re still fighting to place the citizenship question on the census, something Mr. Trump has insisted he wants. The Justice Department, unsurprisingly, was unable to provide a different rationale for adding the question, as the Supreme Court has insisted is necessary to proceed. U.S. District Judge …

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Trump Mulls Executive Order To Force Census Question

Axios reports: President Trump is considering an executive order to try to move forward with a citizenship question on the 2020 census, top sources tell Jonathan Swan and me. “We didn’t come this far just to throw in the towel,” said a senior administration official with direct knowledge of the conversations. A senior legal source said: “The administration is considering …

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DOJ Seeks “Path Forward” On Adding Census Question

Reuters reports: A U.S. Justice Department lawyer told a Maryland-based federal judge on Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s administration is seeking a “path forward” to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, a dramatic change of course. “We at the Department of Justice have been instructed to examine whether there is a path forward … that would allow us …

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Trump: Don’t Believe “Fake News” About Us Dropping Census Question, We’re “Absolutely Moving Forward”

Trump’s latest tweet comes just after this: Republican Congressman Chip Roy (R-TX) urged President Donald Trump on Tuesday to ignore the Supreme Court’s decision on a controversial census citizenship question, advising him to print the survey with the question regardless of the court’s ruling. “It’s the lawyers advising him,” Roy tweeted, evidently referring to the Supreme Court Justices. “[Trump] should …

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Trump Claims He’s Not Giving Up On Census Question

Politico reports: President Donald Trump expressed frustration Tuesday night that the 2020 census will not include a citizenship question, adding that his administration is not giving up on the fight. The Commerce Department confirmed earlier Tuesday that the Census Bureau would not ask about citizenship, which Trump had pushed to be included on the 2020 count. Legal experts have argued …

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BREAKING: Trump Administration Surrenders On Census Citizenship Question After Supreme Court Ruling

The Hill reports: The Trump administration said Tuesday that it was dropping a citizenship question from the 2020 census, days after the Supreme Court ruled against the question’s inclusion. Former Obama White House lawyer Daniel Jacobson made the revelation in a tweet Tuesday, sharing a screenshot of an email he received from a Justice Department lawyer confirming the decision. DOJ …

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Trump Looking “Very Strongly” At Delaying US Census

Politico reports: President Donald Trump said late Monday his administration was still looking into delaying the 2020 census over disputes about the legality of a citizenship question. Speaking with reporters in the Oval Office, the president reiterated his incredulity that asking about citizenship is not part of the census. “I think it is very important to find out if somebody …

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Facebook To Ban Misinformation On Voting, US Census

Reuters reports: Facebook Inc will ban ads that discourage people from voting ahead of the 2020 U.S. presidential election, according to its second annual Civil Rights Audit published on Sunday. The social media giant has been used to spread misinformation about previous elections. Facebook pledged to put its new “don’t vote” policy prohibition into effect in the fall, before the …

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