What Trump is Likely Up to with the Census Case Given the ABC News Report They are Abandoning an Effort to Include the Question: Still An Effort to Diminish Hispanic (and Democratic) Voting Strength

See my earlier post:  All’s Well That Ends Well, or All’s Well That Evenwel? How the Commerce Department May Still Help States to Draw Districts with Equal Numbers of Voter Eligible Persons to Minimize Hispanic (and Democratic) Voting Strength. … Continue reading

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President Trump Planning Some Kind of “Executive Action” on the Census: What Comes Next? Not Necessarily a Constitutional Crisis

I’m seeing a lot of hyperventilating on Twitter and elsewhere about how President Trump is about to start a constitutional crisis through an executive order that would mandate inclusion of the citizenship question on the census. If Trump actually ordered … Continue reading

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Just 16 Days Ago, Trump Administration Solicitor General Told Supreme Court Census Form Had to Be Finalized by June 30 or Congress Would Have to Appropriate More Money

Marty Lederman on the strong grounds for applying estoppel against the government in the census case: 1/ UPDATE on OSG representations w/r/t the census form deadline (h/t @hansilowang): Just 16 days ago, mere days before the Court was to decide … Continue reading

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Since Trump Tweet, Justice Department Lawyers Trying to Come Up with New Pretext for Including Citizenship Question on Census; Federalist Society’s Leonard Leo Pushing Trump To Do This Despite Supreme Court Ruling

Washington Post: Trump was furious and thought the Commerce Department and the Justice Department — which has been arguing the case — had given up the fight too easily. He complained about Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.,who he said … Continue reading

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Federal Court in Maryland Census Case Gives Trump DOJ Until 2 PM Friday to Stipulate that Census Question Is Off the Census or the Case Goes Forward

Hansi Lo Wang: 2. If Trump administration does not enter into written agreement to not pursue a #CitizenshipQuestion by Friday 2 p.m. ET hearing, Judge Hazel is ready to move forward with reconsidering recently resurrected discrimination and conspiracy allegations against … Continue reading

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All’s Well That Ends Well, or All’s Well That Evenwel? How the Commerce Department May Still Help States to Draw Districts with Equal Numbers of Voter Eligible Persons to Minimize Hispanic (and Democratic) Voting Strength

It is undeniably good news that the Trump Administration decided to abandon the citizenship question in the face of evidence that it would depress turnout especially among those with noncitizens in a household and in light of the Supreme Court’s … Continue reading

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“Trump again says he’s ‘looking at’ a delay on census as government asks for more time to figure out next steps”

CNN: President Donald Trump said Monday his administration is “looking at” delaying the 2020 census after the Supreme Court last week blocked the administration from adding a question about citizenship status on the decennial survey.His comments came as government attorneys on Monday evening asked a … Continue reading

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