RBG, in Speech to 2d Circuit Judicial Conference, Ominously Analogizes Census Case to Travel Ban Case

From the speech:

“Speculators about the outcome note that last year, in Trump v. Hawaii,
the Court upheld the so-called “travel ban,” in an opinion granting great deference to the Executive. Respondents in the census case have argued that a ruling in Secretary Ross’s favor would stretch deference beyond the breaking point.”

As in the travel ban case, where Trump appeared to be motivated by anti-Muslim animus but the Supreme Court ignored it, there’s new evidence that the Trump Administration added the census citizenship question to dilute minority voting power, and not to enhance it, as the administration claimed. The RBG quote suggests the Court may ignore the animus once again.


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