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Tue Oct 13, 2020, 04:27 PM

Census Count Can Be Cut Short, Supreme Court Rules

Source: New York Times

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the Trump administration to shut down the census count ahead of schedule, a move that could allow the Census Bureau to submit tabulations excluding unauthorized immigrants by the end of the year.

The court’s brief, unsigned order gave no reasons, which is typical when the court acts on emergency applications. Justice Sonia Sotomayor dissented, saying that “the harms associated with an inaccurate census are avoidable and intolerable.”

The administration has proposed various deadlines for completing field work and submitting the results. In April, after the coronavirus pandemic disrupted the Census Bureau’s work, it said it would finish counting on Oct. 31 and submit the results in April 2021, after the statutory deadline of Dec. 31.

The administration changed course in August, ordering the field work wrapped up by Sept. 30, and delivery of totals by Dec. 31. The move came not long after the announcement in July that the administration would seek to exclude undocumented immigrants from the population totals it will send to Congress for reapportioning seats in the House.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/13/us/supreme-court-census.html



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jayschool2013 Oct 13 OP
elleng Oct 13 #1
dalton99a Oct 13 #2
former9thward Oct 13 #11
Dustlawyer Oct 13 #14
BlueIdaho Oct 13 #16
ResistantAmerican17 Oct 13 #3
BumRushDaShow Oct 13 #4
elleng Oct 13 #6
orangecrush Oct 13 #7
FBaggins Oct 13 #9
BumRushDaShow Oct 13 #12
gracemcdonald Oct 13 #5
The Velveteen Ocelot Oct 13 #8
J_William_Ryan Oct 13 #10
Lonestarblue Oct 13 #13
warmfeet Oct 13 #15


Response to jayschool2013 (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 04:33 PM

2. Another day, another reason Democrats must win and unpack the Trump Court


Kill the filibuster, and expand to 15.

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 05:25 PM

11. Only Sotomayor dissented.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #11)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 06:28 PM

14. Not Kagan?

We need to get some Progressives on the court who will reliably vote for democratic values.

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Response to jayschool2013 (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 04:35 PM

3. Senator Whitehouse is going to need another visual for his presentation.

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Response to jayschool2013 (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 04:49 PM

4. Per the above-linked thread and CNN, this is a stay PENDING the outcome of an APPEAL

Supreme Court grants Trump administration's request to halt census count while appeal plays out

By Ariane de Vogue, CNN Supreme Court Reporter

Updated 5:33 PM ET, Tue October 13, 2020


(CNN) The Supreme Court granted a request from the Trump administration to halt the census count while an appeal plays out over a lower court's order that it continue.

The administration had asked the high court for "immediate relief" because a lower court order would have required the census count to continue until October 31. The Trump administration argued that would have prevented Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross from delivering a count of the nation's population to President Donald Trump by December 31.

The ruling is a win for the administration, which argued the shortened deadline is necessary to give the Commerce Department enough time to meet the December deadline. The administration noted that the count had been delayed by Covid-19 but that if the time spent counting was shortened, that deadline could still be met.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor dissented from the order fearing that the shortened timeline would produce inaccurate results. "Because the harms associated with an inaccurate census are avoidable and intolerable, I respectfully dissent from the grant of stay," she wrote.

No other justice noted a dissent.

This is a breaking story and will be updated.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/13/politics/supreme-court-census/index.html

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 04:51 PM

6. Thanks, Bum.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 04:53 PM

7. Thanks!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 04:57 PM

9. The impact is essentially the same

The appeal won’t go through in time to extend the census. So it’s a done deal

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Response to FBaggins (Reply #9)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 05:29 PM

12. I expect that to be the case

unless they are lucky...

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Response to jayschool2013 (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 04:49 PM

5. Vote! Vote! Vote!

 

Only way to combat all this evil!

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Response to jayschool2013 (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 04:55 PM

8. This is not a final decision; it's a stay of an order pending appeal.

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Response to jayschool2013 (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 04:59 PM

10. Needless to say.

The Trump Court will not exhibit like deference to a Democratic administration.

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Response to J_William_Ryan (Reply #10)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 06:16 PM

13. Which is why the court needs to be expanded to provide some needed balance.

In addition to cleaning up the enormous mess that Trump has made in essentially gutting the federal government, he will have some major issues to address, including Covid, climate change, healthcare (including women’s right of choice), voting rights, civil rights (especially for LGBTQ), tax reform—and that’s just at home. Repairing the mess Trump has made in the international arena will also take time.

If a Republican SC can just undo the laws Democrats pass to address these major issues, then nothing will be accomplished.

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Response to jayschool2013 (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 06:35 PM

15. No easy wins for us I'm afraid.

We can win, but it will take enormous sacrifice and perseverance.

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