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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