Tag: census 2020

Trump Reverses Course—Again—on Citizenship Question for Census 2020

Signs sit behind the podium before the start of a press conference with New York’s then attorney general to announce a multistate lawsuit to block the Trump administration from adding a question about citizenship to the 2020 census form, April 3, 2018, in New York City. Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty) That didn’t last long. Just […]

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Trump Cries Uncle on Citizenship Question for Census 2020

People gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court as decisions are handed down June 27, 2019. The high court blocked a citizenship question from being added to the 2020 census. Photo: Mark Wilson (Getty) Looks like Donald Trump blinked. The Justice Department announced Tuesday that there will be no citizenship question on the 2020 […]

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Top Conservative Calls for Chief Justice’s Head Over High Court’s Ruling on the Census Citizenship Question

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts during a February 2019 appearance in NashvillePhoto: Mark Humphrey (Associated Press) Because (obvi) any Supreme Court justice handpicked for the job by GOP conservatives owes strict allegiance to the Constitution conservatives everywhere, the head of the nation’s oldest conservative advocacy group is calling for Chief Justice John Roberts’ impeachment. Matt […]

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SCOTUS Blocks Census Citizenship Question, but Rules Political Gerrymandering Constitutional

Photo: J. Scott Applewhite (AP) On the last day of its term, the nation’s highest court churned out two major rulings: One concerning the U.S. Census, the other, the future of gerrymandering. Let’s start with gerrymandering—that is, when a political party shapes the boundaries of an electorate so it favors them—which the Supremes already ruled […]

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Federal Judge Rules New Evidence of Race and Partisan Bias in Citizenship Question Issue Deserves a 2nd Look

Signs sit behind the podium before the start of a press conference April 3, 2018, with the then New York attorney general Eric to announce a multistate lawsuit to block the Trump administration from adding a question about citizenship to the 2020 census form. Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty) A federal judge in Maryland on Wednesday […]

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It’s Almost Decision Time for the US Supreme Court, With Questions Regarding Census 2020 and Gerrymandering High on the List

The nine justices of the U.S. Supreme CourtPhoto: Chip Somodevilla (Getty) With the start of each June, the countdown begins to when the Supreme Court is expected to hand down decisions in cases that came before them in the term, and among the biggest items this term were cases involving census 2020 and partisan gerrymandering. […]

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Just What We Suspected: Push for Citizenship Question on 2020 Census Is About Favoring Whites and Republicans

U.S. Commerce Secretary and census overseer Wilbur Ross Photo: Win McNamee (Getty) Virtual messages from the grave prove that the Trump administration’s push to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census has indeed been a craven ploy to benefit Republicans and “non-Hispanic whites.” That’s according to lawyers for those making a court challenge to […]

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