Trump’s Apportionment Gambit for Census to Exclude Some Non-Citizens From Count Appears Dead as Numbers Won’t Be Ready Before Trump Leaves Office

Politico: A Justice Department attorney said Monday that the census population count used to apportion House seats for the next decade may not be ready until February, which would thwart President Donald Trump’s plans to exclude certain immigrant populations from … Continue reading

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“Supreme Court Speeds Up Case On Trump’s Push To Alter Census For House Seats”; But Still a Good Chance Trump Loses Case

NPR: The U.S. Supreme Court has granted the Trump administration’s request to speed up the appeal of a lower court ruling that is blocking the president’s attempt to exclude unauthorized immigrants from the census numbers used to reallocate seats in Congress.The move sets up … Continue reading

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Breaking: Three-Judge Court Unanimously Enjoins Trump Order to Report Non-Citizen Numbers for Apportionment Purposes from the Census Count; Case Likely Headed to SCOTUS

From the court decision: For the reasons that follow, Plaintiffs are entitled to summary judgment. The Presidential Memorandum violates the statutes governing the census and apportionment in two clear respects. First, pursuant to the virtually automatic scheme established by these … Continue reading

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“Trump’s Memorandum on Not Counting Undocumented Immigrants for Purposes of House Reapportionment Calculations”

Marty Lederman deep dive begins here: Contrary to what you might have read, President Trump’s “Memorandum on Excluding Illegal Aliens From the Apportionment Base Following the 2020 Census,” which he issued yesterday, doesn’t change the way the Department of Commerce will conduct the … Continue reading

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District Court in Census Case Sanctions DOJ For Failing to Produce Relevant Documents as to Reason for Adding Citizenship Question; Declines Sanctions for Possible DOJ Officials’ Lying, Because Plaintiffs Got All the Relief They Wanted at Supreme Court

You can read the 23-page ruling here. Two snippets: “In other words, Defendants’ failure to produce the documents was caused by a lapse that would make a first-year litigation associate wince.”.. At the end of the day, the NGO Plaintiffs’ … Continue reading

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Yesterday’s Census Hearing: Lingering Effects of the Citizenship Question

Roll Call: Although the Trump administration dropped a citizenship question from this year’s census, minority groups told the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Thursday that the question’s specter has haunted preparations for a national count that could miss millions of residents. More from NBC: There also … Continue reading

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“New York Dems Are Redrawing Congressional Districts and It Could Put Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Out of a Job”

The Daily Wire ties the census, redistricting, and (perhaps) a bit of wish fulfillment.  They’re not wrong about legislative leadership use of redistricting to enforce party discipline, though.  It’ll be interesting to see the extent to which New York’s new … Continue reading

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