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Wed Mar 6, 2019, 03:35 PM

Second Judge Blocks Trump Administration's Census Citizenship Question Plans

Source: NPR

March 6, 20191:58 PM ET
HANSI LO WANG

A second federal judge has issued a court order to block the Trump administration's plans to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census.

U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg of California found that the administration's decision to add the question violated administrative law.

The judge also ruled that it was unconstitutional because it prevents the government from carrying out its mandate to count every person living in the U.S. every 10 years.

"In short, the inclusion of the citizenship question on the 2020 Census threatens the very foundation of our democratic system and does so based on a self-defeating rationale," Seeborg wrote in a 126-page opinion released Wednesday.

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Read more: https://www.npr.org/2019/03/06/698886346/second-judge-blocks-trump-administrations-census-citizenship-question-plans



Related: March 6, 2019 Opinion by U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 04:04 PM

1. Why isn't the race question unconstitutional also?

Additionally why is the citizenship question still allowed on the "community survey" (aka "long form" version of the census) ?

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 06:23 PM

2. I've never understood why the race question is necessary.

What does that information change? Of what use is it? Is it just out of national curiosity? That would be stupid. It only has one use... discrimination.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 09:18 PM

3. The issue with this question is how it will re-distribute resources

It's long term goal is to take funding and resources from large cities.

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