The ongoing controversy over the White House's determination to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census says plenty about President Trump, from his petulance to his willingness to undermine his own agencies, to his subservience to right-wing extremists and their causes.
Imagine if millions of USA citizens concerned about this willful corruption of the accuracy of the Census, and the resulting false count of the U.S. population for redistricting purposes, and for the important allocation of federal aid to the states, were to simply check the box on the completely anonymous Census form claiming that they are not U.S. citizens.
Trump is facing "limited options", according to a person familiar with the matter, that include a potential executive order or adding the question as a supplement with the upcoming census forms, which are already being printed. "I think the president has expressed determination". Top Justice Department officials, including Attorney General Bill Barr, became aware of the pivot before Trump tweeted about it, but lower level attorneys at the Justice Department, including the lawyers who were due in front of a federal judge in Maryland on Wednesday, were not aware of the shift.
Despite the court's contention that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross failed to provide a sufficient explanation for including the question, the court's conservative majority otherwise reaffirmed that he had the authority to include such a question, specifically saying in the decision that political considerations and the administration's priorities could not prevent it. "Any attempt at an end run around the Supreme Court's decision will be unsuccessful, and will be met swiftly in court". One of the three federal judges who rejected the census question asserted that the Trump administration obscured Mr. Jofeller's strategy in bringing its case. The citizenship question hasn't been asked on the main census form since 1950, although the Census Bureau collects citizenship data through its American Community Survey. The census is used to determine electoral representation, and in 2010 caused a congressional redistricting in MA that impacted Berkshire County.
President Donald Trump talks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House before departing for his Bedminster, N.J. golf club, Friday, July 5, 2019, in Washington.
The population numbers used, however, represent the total number of residents, not just USA citizens.
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Congressional districts are drawn in accordance with entire populations reasonably than the option of real voters.
The latest legal maneuver faces a tight timeline and numerous hurdles in the courts: Hazel and two other judges have active injunctions against the census including the question based on administrative law violations. But such action from Trump would perhaps give administration lawyers a new basis to try to persuade federal courts that the question could be included. "The president is determined to fix that and to have it roll forward in the 2020 Census", Cuccinelli explained. Justices wrote that the administration's decision was a pretext and could not stand.
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The group said the administration had successfully received an expedited hearing by arguing the census questionnaire had to be finalised by June 30.